Betty Jane Anderson
1934 - 2021
Betty Jane Ferguson Anderson


Bountiful, Utah—Betty Jane Ferguson Anderson was born July 23, 1934, to Leo Frank and Darlene Bates Ferguson. She passed away of natural causes incident to age on November 12, 2021, while visiting her daughter in Kelso, Washington.

She grew up in a small home in Orem, Utah, with six brothers and two sisters. She fell in love with and married George Thomas Anderson March of 1955. He preceded her in death in June of 2002. She had four daughters over the next eleven years of her life – Sharon (Richard) Spratley; Sandra (Sean) Murphy; Virginia (Mark) Kemp; and Debbie (Ron) Wind. She was a wonderful mother and wife and dedicated this phase of her life to raising her daughters. While raising her family she participated and volunteered in the Girl Scout organization. She also volunteered as a voter registrar.

She had three grandchildren – Melinda Spratley, Greg Spratley, and Joel Mariner, who she enjoyed spending quality time with. She reveled in her family and friends and found the greatest contentment having them all around her. One of her favorite past times was to play cards and she never turned down an opportunity for a great game of Spades, Pinochle, or Skipbo (just to name a few!) She was a great sport being with her husband on all their many outdoor and other adventures.

She lived in Bountiful, Utah, during most of her life, but moved with her husband to Beaver, Utah, when he retired. They had many friends there and took pleasure in the quieter lifestyle.

No funeral services are set. The family is planning a Celebration of Life in the spring of 2022 in Beaver, Utah.

Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from Nov. 16 to Nov. 28, 2021.
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Dear Sharon, I am sorry to read of the loss of your Mother. What a kind lady she was. It was always fun to play at your home when we were growing up in the hills of Bountiful. Your family are my prayers.
Nancy Roberts
December 4, 2021
dear virginia, i am sorry for the loss of your mother. i didn't know her, but when i saw her face in the tribune i knew immediately that she was your mother. she must have been proud of such a naturally kind, down to earth and matter of fact daughter. her face was so good spirited and i could sense her warmth. she seemed spunky like you were. i met you in 7th grade and we shared a locker throughout jr high, next to dallen craven and owen reeder. i never saw you again but i have always remembered you warmly and hoped you had a wonderful life. you were kind and friendly. hope your memories of good and warm times throughout your life will bring you comfort as you mourn the loss of your mother. sincerely, tracy birdsong
tracy birdsong
November 22, 2021
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