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Dorothy "Dot" Johnson Beutler
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Birth: Nov. 30, 1924
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Jun. 30, 2012
West Valley City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Dorothy Johnson Beutler passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2012. Although her body eventually wore out, she retained her quick wit and graciousness to the very end. She was born in Salt Lake City on November 30, 1924 to Walt and Greta Johnson, joining her older brother Dick; later Connie, Peggy and Marian were added to the family. Dot is survived by all of her siblings.

Dot met her husband Ab at a church dance in November 1945. Ab had just returned from his World War II service in Europe that same day. They were married in April of the following year in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They started right away building their family: Gary, Bonnie, Susan, Brent, Linda, Becky and Bart. Eventually spouses joined the crew: Beth, Greg, Debbie, Jeff, Lindsay and Elizabeth.

Dot loved and was proud of all of her grandchildren: Troop, Kal, Matt, Erica, Jonathan, Alycia, Jamee, Melissa, Anne, Jane, Kate, Emmalee, Addison, Nick, Jorden, Jones, and Simone; and honorary grandchildren, Angie and Kendall. She welcomed the arrival of the next (great) generation, which will total seven by the end of this year.

Dot and Ab built Ab's Drive In, located in Hunter, Utah, and operated the business for over 40 years. Their generosity and hospitality produced lasting friendships and enduring memories for friends, family and their customers.

Most important in Dot's life was her family. She devoted her time and energy to providing a nurturing and welcoming environment in her home. She loved planning family gatherings and celebrations and always looked forward to the next event. Dot's family rallied around to be with her during her final days, some in person and others, constrained by circumstantial distance, in their hearts and minds. Dot was the core of her family.

Dot was very thankful for her caregivers, her doctor, friends and family who called, sent letters, cards and emails, those who visited, who prayed in her behalf and sent loving thoughts her way. She appreciated all of you.

A family graveside service was held on 7/3/12. Instead of flowers, Dot asked that you remember her by sharing chocolates with someone you love.

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  Albert John Beutler (1917 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Valley View Memorial Park
West Valley City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
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Record added: Nov 30, 2012
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Dorothy Dot <i>Johnson</i> Beutler
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Dorothy Dot <i>Johnson</i> Beutler
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A place on earth is empty. A voice we love is gone. Yet in the memories of our hearts, the love we've known lives on. Farewell, special friend.
- Sharon Jewkes
 Added: Nov. 30, 2012

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