Sunday, March 18, 2007

Betty Jo Cragun Valdez Wold Obituary (2004)

Here is the obituary for Betty Jo Cragun Valdez Wold, originally published in the Deseret News, Sept 10, 2004.

1939 ~ 2004

SURPRISE, AZ - Our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend Betty Jo Wold, 65, passed away in Surprise, AZ on Sept 6, 2004. She was a long time resident of N. Salt Lake.

Betty was born March 31, 1939 in Orem, Utah to Edmund and Genevieve Cragun. She was the fourth child of eight.

Betty Jo married, Richard Valdez (later divorced) and they had four children, Rick, Rex (deceased), Sandy (Doug) Simacek and Rusty (Diane). She has 10 grandchildren, Rochelle Valdez, Ryan Valdez, Nathan Valdez, Lynda Rae Lipatas, Roxanne Cook, Melissa Cook, Mathew Cook, Reese Valdez, Shane Valdez and Rachel Valdez. She was very close and loved her children and grandchildren very much. She will be missed dearly.

Betty Jo later married John Wold who preceded her in death. She dearly loved his five children, Bill, John, Marianne, Harma and Robby.

Memorial service will be held Saturday September 11, 2004 at 3:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 North Main Street, Bountiful Utah. Family and friends may visit with the family from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Arthritis Foundation, 448 E. 400 S. #103, Salt Lake City, UT 84111, 801-536-0990 in memory of Betty Jo Wold.

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