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Jan. 9, 1927 ~ Aug. 16, 2017 

Our wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother passed away peacefully on August 16, 2017 in Delta, Utah.

She was surrounded by her loving family. She was 90-years-old. At the time of her passing she has 25 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Betty was born on Pocatello, Idaho on January 9, 1927 to James Earl Gavin and Elva Tolman. There were four half-brothers and three half-sisters, two brothers and herself in the family. She was preceded in death by her parents, husbands, siblings and a son John Earl Damron.

Betty married Jack Damron in Crescent City, California in 1945. The marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls Temple. Together they has seven children that they dearly loved. Jack passed away in 1990 in Delta, Utah. They were married 45 years. Betty married John Searles in 1992, he passed away in 2004. He considered her family his family and enjoyed doing activities with them. She is survived by her children: Lynda (Terry) Payne –Delta, John Damron (deceased), Gary Damron – Kanab, Patti (Donald) Mutchie – Kanab, Cindy (Stanton) Lovell – Delta, Jody (Tawna) Damron – Gilbert Az. And Holly (Jeremiah) Early – Lehi. Also half-sister Lori (Lee) Morris – Hinckley and half-brother Robert (Linda) Garvin – Price.

She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. She loved holding positions in the church and she held many over her lifetime. She loved teaching lessons, but she couldn’t just give the lesson it had to be a production. She always went the extra mile. She loved working with the youth of the church. Her mother was her first visiting teaching companion so she learned from the best.

Betty was a talented author and wrote many stories, plays and speeches. She loved drawing, she also was a wonderful seamstress. She could do anything she put her mind to. She especially loved being with and doing things with her family. Nothing made her as happy as her family. She packed a lot of living in her life and she made the most of each day. We miss her so much.

We are following her wishes by having a celebration of her life on September 30 at 12:00 p.m. It will be held at the amphitheater in Oak City Canyon.