Betty J Scarlett
Born: 3/22/1927, Moab, Utah
She was born in Moab on March 22, 1927 to Stewart & Lola Somerville. Betty was raised on the Somerville Ranch and attended school here in Moab. On August 20, 1946 she married Weston O. Nelson in Aztec, New Mexico and to this union were born seven children; Jack, Clistie, Dena, Kenny, Noelan, Kevin & Craig. She was married to Weston for 16 years until his passing in 1962. On May 19, 1976 Betty married Wayne Scarlett in Moab and were married for 32 years until his passing in 2008.
Betty was very creative and talented, she loved doing any and all kinds of crafts including, painting, knitting, wood working, she tried them all. One of her favorites was painting Betty Boop’s, which became a collective hobby for her. Other hobbies included bowling on a league, playing darts, fishing and most recently Wii Bowling, where she loved “taking her kids down!” Betty owned Betty’s Alibi in the mid 60’s, she worked at the Silver Dollar in the early 70’s and also at a local sewing factory. Betty loved her family and was happiest when they were all around.
Betty was faced with many challenges in her lifetime all of which she prevailed, she never let anything keep her down, teaching us all to never give up.
She was preceded in death by her Mom & Dad, Stewart & Lola Somerville, husband Weston Nelson, son Noelan Nelson, husband Wayne Scarlett, several Grand & Great Grandchildren and Son-in-law Albert Wood.
She is survived by her brother Sam (Darlene) Somerville, Moab; children Jack Nelson, Riverton, WY; Clistie (Ward) Tucker, Moab; Dena Wood, Moab; Kenny Nelson, Spring Creek, NV; Kevin (Darleen) Nelson, Moab; Craig (Mary) Nelson, Yuma, AZ; along with 16 Grandchildren, 43 Great Grandchildren and 27 Great, Great Grandchildren.
There will be a viewing at Spanish Valley Mortuary on Friday the 16th from 6:00 to 8:00pm. Her funeral service will be held Saturday the 17th at the LDS Church North Chapel on 4th North @ 11:00am. A graveside dedication will follow at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Tributes1/14/2015 - Betty was my second mom when I was growing up and I spent many hours and days at her house. Loved talking to her in my later years, she will be missed. She was a special person. Be happy.. Love you - Sherry Lammert Swink
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