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 Betty Ruth <I>Jenkinson</I> Allred

Betty Ruth Jenkinson Allred

Birth
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 24 Nov 2000 (aged 84)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Plot Olympus Park 367-2-E
Memorial ID 25313216 · View Source
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Betty Ruth Jenkinson Allred, passed away peacefully at home with her sweetheart and loving family members by her side Nov 24, 2000. She was born Sept 19, 1916 in Salt lake City, UT to Alma Hardy and Miriam Godbe Jenkinson. She attended school in Salt Lake City and California where her mother Miriam passed away. After a time, her father married Eda Shellhammer who became a kind and loving mother to Betty and her brother, Alan. They moved back to Salt Lake City where she graduated from East High School. There she became an accomplished pianist. As a member of the LDS Church, many people were the recipients of her talents that she shared through her love of music. Music was a large part of her life. Her father hand sung with the old Salt Lake Theatre. On Sept 30, 1935, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple, she married the love of her life, Demar Parkinson Allred. They shared the most beautiful marriage any two people could hope to share. Although they desired many children, their divine union created two daughters, Sue (Dr. John) McDonald, and Judith (Dennis) Engh. They always said they had quality, not quantity. She had a passion for life and enjoyed so many things, not the least of which was Autumn, Christmas, good food (especially chocolate and pie), animals, flowers, and gardening. Her favorite memories were times shared with her grandchildren at the cabin, the smell and taste of her pancakes, bacon and cantaloupe. She also loved our annual trips in "the motor-home" to California- all 18 of us! She loved to laugh and had the sweetest sense of humor. Her grandchildren say that Sunday dinners are not fun without Grandma and Grandpa. On Sept. 30, 1985 we celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Two months ago they enjoyed their 65th anniversary. While she held no public office or position of public acclaim, she excelled at the most important of all endeavors- that of homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. For this we all owe her a debt of gratitude. She had a kind disposition and was an example to all who knew her; she will be sorely missed. Rest well, sweet Betty Ruth. She is survived by her husband; two daughters; 12 grandchildren; 23 and three-quarters great-grandchildren; as well as her husband's brothers and sisters, Louise Oswald, Edwina (Stewart) Pendleton, Kenneth (Roine) Allred, Marilyn (Larry) Brown; cousins; many nieces and nephews. Her parents; brother; and two grand children preceded her in death. Services will be Wed Nov 29, 2000, 1 p.m. at the Holladay LDS 3rd Ward chapel, 4568 Holladay Blvd. A viewing will be held at 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Funeral Directors, Wasatch Lawn Mortuary.


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  • Created by: kent shepard
  • Added: 16 Mar 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 25313216
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Betty Ruth Jenkinson Allred (19 Sep 1916–24 Nov 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 25313216, citing Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by kent shepard (contributor 46959088) .