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Obituary: Vivian Alice Barton Beattie

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1923 ~ 2004


Vivian Alice Barton Beattie was reunited with her earthly and Heavenly parents on Tuesday, April 6, 2004. She passed away peacefully from natural causes in Bountiful, Utah.

She is survived by her eight children, Roberta Lee (Brian) Williams, Raelynne (Ronald) Kunz, R. Lane (Joy) Beattie, Karyn Anne (Jim) Anderson, Roger L. (Miriam) Beattie, Kathy Kay (Barrie) Brewer, F. Barton Beattie, Bobbi (Gary) Payne and their families. Survived also by her five brothers, Hal (Colleen), Robert (Bette), Kay Stephen (Anita), John Lynn (Marilyn) and Douglas (Jayne) Barton.

Born June 30, 1923 in Manti, Utah to Clinton William and Geneva Michaelson Barton. Vivian served an LDS Mission in Northern California. She was formally educated at Brigham Young University and University of Utah, and taught school for 25 years at Davis High School. She loved and instructed art, literature, and history through the study of Humanities. She was blessed to travel and visit the important places she introduced to her students. She was loved and honored as a teacher by her students and co-educators. Among numerous honors, she received recognition for her dedicated service by Governor Michael Leavitt.

Her children wish to express their appreciation for the kind and compassionate service rendered their mother by the care givers who attended her during her final days, and to the numerous students, friends, and extended family members who offered their love during this sweet but difficult time.

Vivian will be remembered fondly by the multitudes she served and her influence for good will be further passed down by the thousands that have benefited from her tutelage.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 10, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bountiful 16th Ward Chapel, 720 E. 550 N. (accessible from 400 N.). Friends may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, and Saturday from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. IntermentSalt Lake City Cemetery.

Online guest book and direction map at www.russonmortuary.com.