Our beloved mother, grandmother, daughter and sister, Betty Rose Harris Trapp, age 81, passed away on August 2, 1998 in a local hospital.
Betty was born February 28, 1917 in Salt Lake City to Alva Robert and Louise Osti Herman Harris. She married Warren Weldon Trapp on October 6, 1937 in Provo, Utah. He preceded her in death on July 15, 1998.She lived in Salt Lake City most of her life. As a young girl, she and her family lived for short periods of time in Houston, TX, and Hollywood, CA, where she attended Fairfax High School for one year, and then returned to Salt Lake and attended East High School. Betty was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Betty was active in the Alpha Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, and served as president for one year. She loved playing bridge with her bridge club, singing and listening to country music, and dancing to the "Big Bands". She was an excellent seamstress and lovingly sewed for family and friends. After her children were grown, Betty worked for Intermountain Health Services and retired in 1988. Her independent, strong will and her wonderful sense of humor made her a joy to be with.
She will be missed very much.
Besides her loving husband, Warren, of 60 years; she was preceded in death by her sister, Virginia L. Gudmundson; her brother, Howard H. Harris; her half-brother, Alan L. Harris; and her granddaughter, Stephanie Lyn Trapp.
Betty is survived by her brother, Robert A. Harris; her step-mother, Josephine Harris; her step-sister, Marie McDonald; all of Salt Lake; her two daughters, Marilyn (Jack) Spey, of Ft. Walton Beach, FL; and Kay (Bruce) Green, of Salt Lake; her two sons, David W. Trapp; and Richard L. (Ralyn) Trapp; both of Salt Lake; her grandchildren, Jody (Kristen) Trapp, Christopher Green, Kelly Green, Jeffery (Kim) Trapp, Jami Trapp, and Alexis Loos; and one great-granddaughter, Ashley Trapp, all of Salt Lake.
The family wishes to express a special thanks of love and gratitude to Sesiu and Manu Vea for their loving care.
Funeral service will be held Saturday, August 8, 1998, at 11 a.m., at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, UT. A viewing will be held Friday, August 7, 1998 from 6-8 p.m. and again one hour prior to the service. Interment to follow in Larkin Sunset Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 455 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 or the American Heart Association, 645 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84102.
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