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Thomas Gerald Bettridge


1930 - 2016
Thomas Gerald Bettridge Obituary
1930 ~ 2016
Layton, UT-Thomas Gerald Bettridge, 86, was reunited with his loving wife on June 15, 2016 with his family by his side.
Gerald was born March 29, 1930 in Milford, Utah, to Thomas and Leola Turley Bettridge. He grew up in Caliente, Nevada and attended Lincoln High School. He enjoyed a relationship with many of his High School friends throughout his life. Gerald went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from the University of Utah.
Gerry was drafted into the Army during the Korean War. He served for 2 years in the military. He then served an LDS mission to the Central Atlantic Mission which included the Virginia states and North Carolina. Gerry married Elaine Farnsworth on February 19, 1960 in the Salt Lake LDS temple. They enjoyed 49 years of marriage before her death in 2009. They have five children. Gerry worked for the Internal Revenue Service for 30 years. Gerry was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and received many blessings through his service as a Ward Clerk, Stake Clerk, Bishop, and teacher.
Gerry is survived by his children; Steve (Michele), Darin (Ingrid), Kristine (Scott) Howes, Rick (Tricia), and Ron, as well as eighteen grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death are his wife, parents, and sister, Barbara Wickham Coleman.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the LDS Layton East Stake Center, 1015 Emerald Dr. Friends and family may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. or Saturday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the stake center. Interment, Lindquist's Memorial Park in Layton, 1867 N Fairfield Dr.
Published in Deseret News on June 17, 2016
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