Bettie Gene Mower Carroll, age 85, beloved mother and grandmother passed away in Taylorsville, Utah on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, surrounded by her children from causes incident to dementia. Bettie was the fourth of twelve children born to Leona May Litster and Melvin Reed Mower on Tuesday, May 19, 1936, on a farm in Bennett, Utah. She was raised in Roosevelt and Montwell, Utah. Bettie attended school in Roosevelt and graduated from Union High School in 1954. After high school, she went on to attend college at Utah State in Logan, Utah for one year before moving to Salt Lake City, Utah.
Bettie married Jack Carroll on June 28, 1957, in Salt Lake City, Utah and the marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple on May 16, 1961. Together they have five children.
Bettie was a lifelong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings in the Primary, MIA, Scouts, Sunday School and Relief Society. She loved to attend the temple and doing family history. She served a church service mission at the Magna Bishop’s Storehouse from 2006-2007. Bettie had a burning testimony of Jesus Christ and studied his teachings daily. She was the greatest example of Christlike love.
Growing up on a farm, Bettie was a hard worker and always loved to be outside. She loved to work outside in her yard. She retired after 19 years from Traveler’s Insurance/United Healthcare. She was a talented poem writer. She also loved reading, sewing, sports (mainly the Utah Jazz basketball games) and spending time with children, especially her grandchildren. Each of the grandchildren has special memories of them playing games together and reading. Bettie had a great sense of humor and loved to tease and that lasted to the very end of her life.
Jack and Bettie enjoyed square dancing for many years and traveled all over the country to square dances.
She is survived by her children, Debbie Foster, Beverly (Glen) Zabriskie, Rodney (Dawn) Carroll, Julie (Derek) Woodburn, Becky (Richard) Ewell; 16 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; her siblings, Marilyn Lougee, Kathleen (Marvin) Pugh, Karen (Merlyn) Perry, Dianne (Clyde) Dahle, Carl (Faun) Mower, Shirley (Joe) Wall, Cheryl Bott, Linda (Alan) Hastings; sister-in-law, Marie Mower; and many nieces; nephews; and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; parents; brothers, Gale, Lynn, and Charles “Dick” Mower.
The family would like to thank Aspire Home Health & Hospice for their help and compassionate care of Bettie in her final months.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 11:00 a.m. at the Cedar Breaks Ward, 5635 South 2200 West, Taylorsville, Utah. Viewing will be held Monday, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah 84123 and again Tuesday 10:00-10:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment, Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 South Redwood Road.
For those unable to attend the services in person, the following livestream link has been provided: https://youtu.be/51EmOKRRURY