Betsy passed away on Monday, Nov. 1, 2021 in Murray, due to the cumulative effects of years of restless leg syndrome; or pancreatic cancer, depending on if you believe her or her doctors.
Betsy was born to Bobette and Gordon Fossum on Sept. 5, 1949 in Woodstock, Ill., as the third of 11 children, and she grew up in Ringwood, Ill. She was married to Richard “Dick” Glessner on Dec. 13, 1968, in Oak Park, Ill. They then moved to Fairbanks, Alaska, where they lived for 10 years, before relocating to Kearns, Utah.
After working for ZCMI for many years (leading to an Employee of the Month photo she claimed was the only good picture of her in existence), she returned to school and became a Certified Nursing Assistant, working for The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital until her retirement.
Betsy was a loving and kind-hearted and (sometimes unintentionally) funny person. Her favorite pastimes included watching games of her beloved Cubs and Jazz, along with reading obituaries and attending funerals. She loved being a granny, even if it sometimes led to her uttering vulgar slang she didn’t understand. She doted on her pups, Giz and Annie, and granddogs Gus, Gertie, and Gru. And she was legendary in both familial and funereal circles for her unsurpassed brownies.
She is predeceased by Dick; her parents; three siblings, Pauline Fossum, Robin Weber, and Andy Fossum; and her granddaughter Lily Walden. She is survived by children Carrie Glessner, Sara Glessner, Katie (Eric) Walden, and Nick Glessner; grandsons Ashton (Jen) Walden and Egg Woods; and by siblings Susie Thornton, Cristy Fossum, Candy (Tom) Spasojevich, Prilla (Curt Wiley) Fossum, Marty Fossum, Lori Harvey, and Jenny (Chris) Kendall … and her beloved Dennis Haysbert (“I’d be in those good hands any day!”).
Services will be held at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Rd., Taylorsville, on Tuesday, Nov. 9th, visitation with family at 11 a.m., funeral at noon. Interment alongside Dick at Utah Veterans Memorial Park in Bluffdale will follow.
Friends and family may attend virtually at: https://vimeo.com/641710168
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