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Betty Matheney

April 13, 1934 — December 6, 2023

Betty Lois McDaniel Matheney died in her sleep on December 6th, 2023 in Cedar Hills, Utah.

Betty Lois McDaniel was born April 13th, 1934, to Rosco Lee McDaniel and Edna Jesse (Vineyard) McDaniel. Betty was born at home, on the family farm in Felt, Oklahoma, in the middle of the dust bowl. Betty spent her childhood learning the value of hard work, cleaning, cooking, tending to the crops and farm animals. From a young age, Betty spent most of her time cooking for others and developed a lifelong love of creating large feasts for family and loved ones. Betty has always loved to serve others and in 1953 started nursing school. While in nursing school she met the love of her life and her best friend, (Donald) Harry Matheney. They married in Kansas City, Kansas on May 6th, 1955. Life was hard for the young couple, but they were happy and determined to start a large family. On February 5,1956 Betty gave birth to the first of their 7 beloved children. The next year, Betty graduated from nursing school and started her career as a Registered Nurse. She worked and cared for their three children while Harry completed his Bachelor degree, graduating in 1961. Betty loved being a Registered Nurse and spent decades serving with love and compassion the critically ill, people at the end of their lives, or those living with severe disabilities. Betty was a true leader in the nursing field and implemented standard of care improvements at each facility she associated with. She retired as Director of Nursing at the Utah Developmental Center in October 1999.

Betty always loved the Lord and searched for a church that shared her beliefs. In 1963, Betty and Harry were baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They sealed their marriage for time and all eternity in the Logan Temple on June 10th, 1964 and were happy to have 4 of their children sealed to them at that time. The family continued to grow, and they were blessed with 3 more children, born in the covenant. In 1989, Betty received personal revelation in the Medford, Oregon Temple and shared the experience with many people. Her commitment to her faith was a cornerstone of her life. As a faithful church goer, she exemplified the principles of love and service.

Though she battled many physical ailments herself, Betty always put others first and did everything in her power to help her patients, family, friends, and anyone she came in contact with. She was very interested in natural ways to heal the body and prevent illness.Though Betty loved her career in nursing, family was always most important in her life. She devoted her time to genealogy and spent countless hours researching and documenting family relationships. Betty, along with her husband Harry, served for eight years as missionaries for the church at the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. This was a wonderful time in her life, she was able to spend time working on genealogy, helping others to connect with their extended families and spend valuable time with her husband.

Betty was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She taught her children the value of hard work, to have empathy, to be kind and most of all to love others. Betty loved to host family gatherings and always prepared massive homemade meals to share with her loved ones. While her husband was the life of the party, Betty was the soul. She made sure everyone felt welcome in her home and cared deeply for the comfort and lived experience of those around her.

Betty was preceded in death by her parents, Rosco and Edna McDaniel, husband, Harry Matheney, grandson, Samuel Hargrove, and granddaughter, Amy Reed Toalson.

Betty is survived by her siblings, Leola Hensley, Wayne (Suzanne) McDaniel and Mary (John) Richter, her children, Lu Ann (Carl) Nichols, Steven Matheney, Mark (Heather) Matheney, David Matheney, Daniel (Darla) Matheney, Donna Beth Squires and Lori Jane (Mike) Woehl. As well as 31 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held at Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, UT on Friday, December 15th, 2023 at 11:00am (MST). A viewing will be held prior from 9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Interment at Highland City Cemetery.

Family luncheon will be provided after services at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints building at 56 South 1300 West, Pleasant Grove, UT.

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Friday, December 15, 2023

9:45 - 10:45 am (Mountain time)

Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel

6141 West 11000 North, Highland, UT 84003

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Funeral Service

Friday, December 15, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel

6141 West 11000 North, Highland, UT 84003

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