Bettye Marie Cohron Chester"Bea Bea"Bettye Chester, age 79, Sandy, UT, passed away February7, 2012, due to natural causes. She was born November 29, 1932, in New Orleans, LA, the daughter of O.M. and Mary Francis Cohron. She became an insulin-dependent diabetic at age four and through her determination, dedication and strong will, lived 75 more years, enduring hardships and difficulties but never complaining. She was loved by all who knew her and will be sorely missed.She graduated from Austell, GA High School in 1950, attended Greenleaf Business School in Atlanta, GA, and worked for the State of Georgia for 10 years. While in Business School she met Bill, the love of her life, and they were married in 1955. She lived most of her life in Georgia, nine years in Mississippi and 29 years in Utah.She is survived by her husband of 56 years, William "Bill" J. Chester; son, Stanley, Tooele, UT; daughter, Sandra (Richard) Krok, Sandy, UT; four lovely granddaughters and three great-grandchildren.Bettye became a Christian at age 12 and lived a devout Christian life. She served in numerous capacities in the Baptist Church, being president of the church WMU and teaching children classes in Training Union. She was active in Sunday School until her body became too fragile to attend. Funeral Services will be Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m., at Mountain View Memorial Chapel, 3115 East 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Friends and family may visit Friday, February 10, 2012 from 6-8 p.m. at Mountain View. Interment at Mountain View Memorial Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to