Betty Lou Bracken

Jan. 7, 1930 – June 16, 2019

Betty Lou Bowler Bracken, 89, passed away peacefully June 16, 2019. She was born Jan. 7, 1930, in Enterprise, Utah, to Auston and Lula Kurt Bowler.

She grew up in Enterprise, Utah, where she attended and graduated from Enterprise High School. She met Clayton Bracken, they were married on Nov. 5, 1948, later solemnized in the St. George Temple. They had four children: Sondra Lee (Neldon), Patricia Ann (Lyman), Joan (Grant) and Clayton Russell (Kristin). They lived in Central, Modena and finally Beryl, Utah, where her husband was employed by the Utah State Road Department.

Betty was a good cook and held many jobs including: working in the potato fields, drove the school bus, participated as an officer in the Lioness Club and a support for many Scout troops.

Betty raised her own children, as well as helped raise many of her siblings. She was a member of the funeral luncheon committee. She loved to crochet and crocheted afghans for all of her children, grandchildren, many of her great-grandchildren, as well as many others.

Betty is survived by her children and their spouses; sisters Peggy, Nellie and Rosa; brothers Bruce and Brent; 13 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clayton; sisters Edith, Lollie, Velda and Tina; brothers Kay and Wally, one granddaughter, one great-granddaughter and one great-grandson.

Funeral services

  • Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 20, at noon at the Enterprise Stake Center, 80 South Center Street, Enterprise, Utah.
  • A visitation will be held Thursday, prior to services, from 10-11:30 a.m., at the stake center.
  • Interment will be in the Enterprise Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.

For condolences, full obituary and funeral listings please visit Metcalf Mortuary online.

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