Beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, Betty Hansen passed away at age 96 on Sunday evening, August 22, 2021, at Fairfield Village in Layton. She was born in a small farmhouse in Kansas in June of 1925, the fifth of 12 children of Robert Coleman Shifflet and Mary Viola Ault. The family later moved to Pueblo, Colorado where she met William (Bill) Treadwell whom she married in 1946. Over the course of their marriage, they raised seven children, moving from Colorado to Walla Walla, Washington and eventually settling in Kaysville, Utah. She and Bill later divorced, and she married Rex Hansen in 1972, and remained so until his death in 2009.
Her passion was gardening. She loved to grow and preen flowers, especially roses in the yard, as well as cultivating a huge vegetable garden. She was always pleased to preserve and freeze the bounty from their garden and several fruit trees, and the family benefitted from her hard work throughout the year. Camping and fishing were two of her very favorite activities and she instilled the gift of the love of the outdoors in her children by spending most summer vacations in the Rocky and Wasatch Mountains.
Having been raised without much she was a creative wizard whether sewing Easter dresses or Halloween costumes, cutting hair, redecorating the home, or making four meals from what would have been one. She adored dancing, had the voice of an angel, and was particularly fond of singing along to country classics like Loretta Lynn and Jim Reeves. She had a sharp wit and when comfortable, loved to clown around and make others laugh, especially when with her sisters. Above all, she loved her family dearly. She is loved and will be missed by all.
She is preceded in death by husbands William Treadwell and Rex Hansen, her son Charles (Charlie) Treadwell, daughter Kim Stone, and nine siblings. She is survived by her two sisters, Janice Spinuzzi and Donna Buys, her brother Lowell Shifflet, her children Robert (Bob) Treadwell (Gay), Steve Treadwell, Sandy Treadwell, Jennifer Treadwell Brooks, and Chris Treadwell (Julie), along with 17 grandchildren—Charlin Ray Treadwell, Lisa De’Ann Krieger, Nikilynn Hebdon-Ferrin, Adam Treadwell, Carl Treadwell, Khami Owen, Kelly Treadwell, Traci Smith, Jacob Stone, Shane Stone, Becca McEntire, Casey Stone, Zachary Brooks, Logan Brooks, Kendall Newbold, Coleman Treadwell, and McKay Treadwell; 20 great-grandchildren, and Jackie Belnap who was a devoted “extra daughter" to her over the years.
A special thank you to our brother Chris Treadwell and his wife Julie, who have lovingly sacrificed countless hours over the years to help care for our mother. We are forever grateful for your service and commitment to her. We express our gratitude to the staff at Fairfield Village in Layton who cared for her with kindness, dignity, and respect; and for her dear friend Merry, who kept her beautifully coiffed over the past several years; and finally, for the team at Inspiration Hospice, especially her nurse, Linsey.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main St., Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with family from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service.
Interment, Kaysville City Cemetery