Betty Day Allen, beloved by all who knew her, passed away peacefully on June 8, 2023 at the age of 93. She lived a full and wonderful life.
Betty was born in 1930 to Raymond and Florence Day. Betty enjoyed her teen years in Ogden, Utah where she attended Ogden High School. She loved to dance and perform with church dance groups. Later she married Scott D. Allen in the Logan Temple. Together they raised a family in Salt Lake City.
A loving mother to her children Jarl (Janice) Allen, Jenna (Jeffrey) Holt, and Lesly Allen; Betty’s greatest joy in life was spending time with her 10 wonderful and talented grandchildren and her 15 great-grandchildren with one more on the way. Betty’s favorite activity was attending her grandchildren’s numerous dance and musical performances. She was always the first one in line, sometimes arriving two hours early to get a front row seat.
Betty worked and volunteered with the Utah Heritage Foundation. She loved giving tours of restored homes. Betty loved to travel and see new sights and places. Betty never met a tour she did not want to take or give. She volunteered many summers on the East Coast as a docent with the National Park Service. She and Scott would drive across the country and live in National Park Service housing and Betty would give tours as a guide.
When she was 70 years old, she took a trip to England and France with her daughters and some of her granddaughters. She outwalked and out-toured everyone. When she was 80 she spent two weeks traveling around China. She hiked a section of the Great Wall and as she descended the steps she was met with applause and bows from the crowd below.
Betty loved to host parties for extended family, neighbors, and friends. Her chocolate cakes were legendary. She loved to ski with her family and snowshoe with her friends. She was an accomplished seamstress and loved reading the newspaper. She was known in the family as the best giver of gifts. She would spend months searching out the perfect item for individual family members.
Betty was preceded in death by her husband, and her sister, Ruth Pease.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Ballet West's Academy Scholarship Fund at https://boxoffice.balletwest.org/donate/contribute1 or call Angela at 801-869-6931.
A graveside service for Betty will be held on Tuesday, July 11, 2023 at 11 a.m. at the Huntsville, Utah Cemetery. Betty's family invites all who knew her to join them in celebrating her life.