EAST CARBON-Betty Jean Halligan Jelsma, age 83, passed away Sept. 29, 2008 at her home. She was born Feb. 21, 1925 in Iona, S.D. to Lloyd and Edith Walker Halligan.
Married Leon Eldon Jelsma, July 12, 1952 in Scottsbluff, Neb.
Betty was a member of the Calvary Faith Church of East Carbon. She was a longtime resident of Tooele prior to moving to East Carbon in 1998. She enjoyed keeping busy in the comforts of her home. Whether it was knitting, crocheting, bead work or canning she was always ready for the task at hand.
Her life centered around her family and she cherished the memories she shared with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.
Survived by her husband of 56 years, Leon Jelsma, East Carbon; three daughters and three sons, Joann (John) Rundquist, Laramie, Wyo., Gary (Debbie) Jelsma, Salt Lake City, Harold (Cindy) Jelsma, Stansbury Park, Utah, Judy (Paul) Brown, Salt Lake City, Lonnie (Kathy) Jelsma, Kamas, Utah, Lonna (Bryon) Graham, East Carbon; brothers, Richard and Elliott Halligan; and many loving grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and five brothers.
Funeral service was held Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, 12 noon, Calvary Faith Church of East Carbon, 600 Denver Avenue. Family was at the church Saturday morning one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price.
Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price.