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Bettie J. Morris

June 26, 1937 — November 15, 2023

Taylorsville, Utah

Bettie J Morris of Taylorsville, Utah passed away peacefully with family in Layton, Utah. 

Bettie was born June 26, 1937, in Kemmerer, Wyoming to Richard Woodrow Jardine and Lorentze Jensen Jardine.  She was raised in Salt Lake City, Utah.  She married Paul EuGene Morris on April 12, 1956, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Together they moved all over the western states raising their 7 children for Gene’s trucking jobs, she went with him and traveled for several months when they were first married.  They later settled in Cottonwood Heights and divorced in 1973. She then moved to Taylorsville.  

She worked for over 30 years for Kenworth Sales Company as their receptionist and absolutely LOVED her job. She enjoyed meeting everyone that came in from the industry.  While working there she was a committee member for the Great Salt Lake Truck Show for over 30 years as well.  She loved giving Kenworth gifts, Calanders, toy trucks, hats, shirts and keychains to her kids and grandkids. One of her saddest days was when it was time for her to retire. 

In April 2019 she broke her hip, so we needed to move her into Assisted Living at Fairfield Village.  She made lots of new friends sitting up front with the receptionist’s, it was like having her old job back. Her family wants to thank everyone who cared for her while she was there, especially her Nurses Etta Froisland, Seong Barnes and Angie Favero. Also, her unofficial nurse Donette Hurst who watched over her the whole time for us especially during Covid. We never had to worry if she was cared for, she was very happy there. 

She loved all her kids 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 3 great-greatgrandchildren.  She loved going to their school programs, birthdays, and Christmas parties. 

Bettie is survived by her Sisters DeeAnn Cook and Tamera (Robbie) Baker, Brother-in-law Dale Briggs. Sister-in-laws Alecia Graves, Charlene VanTress and Francine Jordan. Her children Sherryl (Steve) Smart, Robert Morris, Jeannie, Rowe, Sandra (Terry) Jones and Patricia (Robert) Goff. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Richard Don, Robert and Leslie Jardine and her Sister Shirley Briggs.  Her sons Gary Jay and Richard EuGene Morris and her husband.  

In lieu of flowers mom had asked for you to donate to Great Salt Lake Truck Show in her honor for the Kidney Kamp Charity. 

An evening viewing will take place on Monday November 20th from 6pm to 8pm at Memorial Mountain View Cemetery located at 3115 East 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. A public viewing and funeral service will be held on Tuesday November 21st starting at 1pm at the same location. (The cemetery said that there is Tractor parking available 7800 south on the bike lane.) 

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