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Betty Jean Christiansen Bauerle

May 17, 1949 — September 12, 2023

 

Betty Jean Christiansen Bauerle, a cherished wife, devoted mother, loving grandmother, and proud great-grandmother, peacefully returned to her heavenly home on September 12, 2023, at the age of 74 after many years of fighting cancer. She passed away surrounded by her adoring family in the place she held most dear, her home in Fruit Heights, Utah.

Born on May 17, 1949, in Renton, Washington, Betty was the third of six children born to Floyd Ramon and Flora Johnston Christiansen. Her journey through life led her to various corners of the United States, including Renton, Washington; Driggs, Idaho; Kaysville, Utah; Colorado Springs, Colorado; Liberty, Missouri; and finally, back to the place she called home, Fruit Heights, Utah.

On June 6, 1969, Betty married the love of her life, Kenneth H Bauerle, and their union was eternally sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Together, they were blessed with five children: Heather (Dan) Williams of Kaysville, Utah; Kristin (Tony) Smith of Hooper, Utah; Jason (Cami) Bauerle of Mountain Green, Utah; Jared (Amy) Bauerle of Carson City, Nevada; and David (Amber) Bauerle of Highland, Utah. Betty was also the adored grandmother of 17 grandchildren and had the joy of knowing four great-grandchildren, with one more soon to join the family.

Betty's faith was a cornerstone of her life, and she was a dedicated member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She and her beloved Ken served a mission together in the Washington DC North mission from July 2016 to July 2017, a time they cherished as an opportunity to share their love and faith with others. Betty found deep fulfillment in her various church roles and derived immense happiness from serving her fellow church members and the community.

In her leisure hours, Betty pursued her passions with zeal. She was an accomplished seamstress and quilter, creating beautiful works of art with her needle and thread. Her nimble fingers crafted intricate needlework, and she had a competitive spirit when it came to playing games, always ready for a challenge. Her grandkids knew her home well and relished her breakfast specialty, Swedish Pancakes, served hot from her kitchen, with two or three frying pans going at once. No matter the hour, she was up for a card game or a puzzle, sharing laughter and creating cherished memories with her family and friends.

However, her most valuable commodity in life was time and she loved to spend it with her family, especially her beloved grandchildren. Betty made it her mission to attend every sporting event, dance recital, or play of her grandkids that she could. Vanilla ice cream with homemade hot fudge and fresh white popcorn could always be found in her kitchen, along with whatever treat or food she knew you liked, as she spent her time and energy concerned with other people's comfort. She greeted everyone with a smile, was generous to all, quick with a witty remark and positive to the end. 

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Carol, and her brother Floyd. 

A funeral service to celebrate Betty's remarkable life will be held on Monday, September 18, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Fruit Heights 7th Ward building, located at 24 S. Country Lane, Fruit Heights. Friends and loved ones are invited to pay their respects to the family on Sunday, September 17th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist's Kaysville Mortuary, located at 400 N. Main, and again on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Ward building.

In memory of Betty, the family kindly requests that donations be made in her name to either the Huntsman Cancer Institute or the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Humanitarian Aid, in lieu of flowers. These contributions will honor her legacy of compassion and love for others.

Betty's legacy of love, faith, and family will forever resonate in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing her. She leaves behind a treasured imprint on the lives she touched and will be deeply missed by all.

 

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