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Obituary: Lael Corinne Smith Bettilyon

Lael Corinne Smith Bettilyon

1913 ~ 2007

Lael Corinne Smith Bettilyon passed away peacefully on Oct. 3, 2007.She was born May 25th 1913 to Myrtle Bibbens Smith and Newel Whitney Smith. She had a happy childhood, going to grade school in Centerville, Jr. High in Bountiful and High School at Davis High. She was a fair student, loved singing, had the lead in the school operetta and was President of the Glee Club, Art Class and Sports Club. She attended

Beauty school and cosmetology and was living with her beloved grandmother in Salt Lake when she met A. Kyle Bettilyon. They were married three years later on February 18, 1935. They were active in the Salt Lake Real Estate and traveled

extensively in Kyle's role as

President of the National SIR. They were charter members of the Ambassador Club, Willow Creek Country Club and the Salt Lake Country Club.

She is active in the LDS church and has been sealed to her family in the LDS Temple in Salt Lake City. Her husband, parents and her little brother, LT Commander Newel

Whitney Smith Ret. preceded her in death.

Lael is survived by her three

children, Bonnie Barry, Park City, UT; Verden Allen Bettilyon of Bonner's Ferry, Idaho; and Vicki Merchant of LaQuinta, California. Also, grandchildren and great-grandchildren Robyn Sorensen, Casey Randall, Cody Sorensen of Park City; and Allen Kyle Bettilyon II, Teri Lynn Bettilyon and Tyler Bettilyon of Houston, Texas.

Funeral Services will be held at Wasatch Lawn Chapel, 3401

Highland Dr. on Sunday, October 7, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. where a

viewing will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 Noon prior to the services.

In lieu of flowers, donations to

further medical research or the Lael Smith Bettilyon Scholarship may be send to Art Swindle, U of U Health Sciences, 590 Wakara Way, SLC, UT 84108 LAEL SMITH BETTILYON

Our darling Mom

Has softly gone

To live again with Dad

We loved her so

As she loved us

So why are we so sad?

For 94 years

She calmed our fears

And taught us to be good

By example she led

And the words that she said

Always giving the most she could

She lived her life

A loving wife

A mother, a Grandma, a friend

Preparing her way

For this judgment day

A beginning, not an end

Now her soul is set free

For eternity

To seek God unencumbered

To stand up proud

To the heavenly Crowd

Her good deeds clearly numbered

Her voice will be clear

With nothing to fear

As she mounts the heavenly stand.

She will tremble a bit

At the glory of it

But dad will be holding her hand.

Her eyes will shine bright

While she bathes in the light

As she learns the true meaning

of love

Our hearts hold her dear

Since she'll always be near

To help and guide from above.