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Alice Elizabeth "Beth" Ostberg Denner

Beth passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Heber City, UT at the age of 73, after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

Beth was born March 12, 1945 to Rachel Elizabeth Durfee and John Ellis Ostberg. She was born in Richfield, UT; grew up in Granger, UT and attended Granger High School. She married William Lee “Bill” Denner on July 26, 1961. They had three children, Faron, Evan and Julie Gay. Beth lived much of her adult life in Sandy, UT.

She decided that she wanted to build her own home, so with her husband (and some help from family and friends) they built a beautiful log home in Timber Lake Estates above Heber City. Her home was a labor of love, and her pride and joy. She shared it with all of us for memorable family gatherings, including sleep-overs, holidays and craft days.

She worked in the Salt Lake area, and was the business manager for Salt Lake Internal Gastroenterologists Clinic. She was also a clinical Hypnotherapist.

Beth learned to sew at a young age and was an accomplished seamstress, having her own drapery business for many years. She loved to hunt and fish, anything that got her out of doors. She shot archery and black-powder. She was an excellent cook. She loved doing woodworking and crafts and shared these talents with her family and friends. There is nothing that she couldn’t master when she set her mind to it. We would tease her that she was given all the organizations skills allotted to our family, so that none of the rest of us got any.
She is survived by her husband, Bill; their two sons, Evan Denner (Casey) and Faron Denner (Maria); seven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, her siblings, Karl and Alida Ostberg, John Emmitt and Kathy Ostberg, Louise and Ron Long, Doug and Barbar Jo Ostberg, and David and Debbie Ostberg, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Julie Gay Denner McCain; her parents, and her siblings, Marion, Martha, Anna, Alfred, Elaine, Dale, and Lorenzo.

Beth was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The family would like to express appreciation to the Huntsman Cancer Center and ward member for their service.

Services will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 2:00PM at Memorial Redwood Mortuary (6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, UT 84123). A viewing will be held two hours prior from 12:00PM to 2:00PM. Interment at Memorial Redwood Cemetery.

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Tribute Wall for Alice Beth Denner

  1. Betsy Ricks says:

    Beth, we will miss your abilities and humor. I have long admired the legacy of love you and Bill have given us. Thank you for generously sharing your amazing gifts. We are so grateful our paths have crossed these last two years of your life. We look forward to continuing our friendship in the hereafter!

  2. Jill Hoskings says:

    Bill, I’m saddened to see of Beth’s passing. There was never a woman loved so much by her dear husband. Just know she is free of pain and in a better place. Imagine the reunion with her and your daughter. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. Sandy says:

    On a visit to their beautiful home, Beth showed me how to run a wood lathe. She very patiently helped me to create a wooden bead which I was able to make into a necklace. Beth was truly a lovely lady. I never heard her complain and she dealt with her illness with courage and a heck of a lot of dignity.

  4. Kathy Kay Ostberg says:

    Aunt Beth, I will miss your beautiful smile. My fondest memory of you will be helping you bake cinnamon rolls. I will miss you, I am so glad you are with your daughter now. You will be missed.

  5. JoAnne Tappan Butterweck says:

    My Dear sweet Beth You will be missed so much. My most fun memory of you was the family reunion when you hypnotized the kids and brother John. Ladies and gentleman was the word and the reply was shut up we don’t want to hear it. we all had so much fun and you are the light of so much of our family joy. Bill please know that our hearts and love are with you now and always. Please don’t be a stranger. Know that I loved her too. Hope to see you in June I’ll be in Bicknell. I’m getting old and I’m not sure how many trips I can make, I’m hoping you’ll stop by if you are able to make the trip. You know our hearts ache with yours Bill. We will all be together again because our family is locked at the heart. Love always, Your Cousin JoAnne Tappan Butterweck 5-17-2018

  6. Myrle Allred says:

    Hi Bill, sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet wife, Beth. I remember getting to know you and Beth and your family when Sherral and I lived in the Panorama Trailer Park (when it was Granger). We had the Wayne County connection and it made for a fun conversation. Sherral passed away four years ago to cancer as well and I know how you will miss your sweet companion. Please know my thoughts are with you as you continue to forge ahead without Beth but the great memories and thoughts you have will sustain you. Myrle Taylor Allred

  7. Myrle Taylor Allred says:

    Hi Bill, sorry to hear of the passing of your sweet wife, Beth. I remember getting to know you and Beth and your family when Sherral and I lived in the Panorama Trailer Park (when it was Granger). We had the Wayne County connection and it made for a fun conversation. Sherral passed away four years ago to cancer as well and I know how you will miss your sweet companion. Please know my thoughts are with you as you continue to forge ahead without Beth but the great memories and thoughts you have will sustain you. Myrle Taylor Allred

  8. Dawnetta says:

    Beth, you are an amazing woman and friend. You will be missed by many who love and admire you. I am delighted I was able to get to know you, Bill and your family when I lived and worked in the Salt Lake Valley. May memories of you give strength to your loved ones.

  9. John and Meredith Kartchner says:

    Bill, even though this was expected and you and Beth were both prepared for it, Meredith and I know that you are passing through some difficult times. We are presently unable to offer the kind of help you need and deserve (because of my health), but if you are ever out for a drive and need some company, please drop by. We consider knowing you and Beth to be one of the choice blessings of our life together. Your cheerful courage has been an inspiration.

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