Betty Jane Tanner Brady


Our beautiful Betty Jane Tanner Brady passed from this mortal existence early in the morning of Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at her home in Virginia, Idaho after succombing to Hodgkins lymphoma. Betty was born on August 2, 1930, daughter of Clara and Fred Hansen. She was raised in Lomita, California with her four brothers, John and Rolf Tanner and Joseph and Fred Hansen. While in high school she was active in sports and various service clubs. She graduated from Narbonne High School. She worked as a typist and operated printing machinery for two years before attending Brigham Young University where she met her husband, Allen Jordan Brady. After a blind date and a whirlwind courtship, they were married September 8, 1952 in the Salt Lake Temple. They made their home in Virginia, Idaho where Allen was a dairy farmer. They raised their four children, John, Kathleen, Gay Lynn, and Shara, there. Although raised in the city she adapted to farm life readily, always supporting her husband in his farming and church activities. Betty had many talents and abilities. She was a wonderful homemaker and mother. Her calm, quiet strength and service will be greatly missed. Family meal time just won’t be the same without the wonderful food she provided for them, especially the pies. She was a gifted seamstress and quilter and always kept her hands busy with knitting, crocheting, or handwork. She also had a beautiful voice. She was in the Downey Madrigal Choir for many years and was always a stalwart in the ward choir. Her generous and giving nature provided comfort to many in her home. She was active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints. She had many callings in the ward and stake: among them Stake Young Women’s President, counselor in the Stake Relief Society and Ward Primary President. She was always a faithful visiting teacher. Perhaps her most loved calling was that of being a faithful temple worker in the Logan Temple with her dear husband for 18 years. They faithfully served for two days each week, and loved and cherished those they were privileged to serve with there. Always supporting her husband, she faithfully typed the patriarchal blessings he gave for 37 years. Her loving, uncomplaining, and faithful example will be forever cherished by her family and friends. How blessed we have been to have known and loved her. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Allen, her children: John and Karen Brady of Virginia, Idaho; Kathleen and(Michael Bryce of Pima, Arizona; GayLynn and David Jensen of Mapleton, Utah; Shara and Mark Vawdrey of Centerville, Utah, 19 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, and her brothers, Joseph and Fred Hansen. She is preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, John and Rolf Tanner; and two grandsons, Jordan Mark Vawdrey and Cole Joseph Vawdrey. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 8 at 12 noon in the Arimo Stake Center. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10:30-11:45 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will follow in the Arimo City Cemetery.

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