Betty Tibbetts

Betty Tibbetts, 83, of Moab, Utah, passed away Sunday, June 9.

Betty loved to travel and had lived in many states as well as the Canary Islands. Even at 82, Betty managed a trip to Texas to visit her nephew Kim and his wife Pam, as well as visiting friends in Albuquerque.

Betty held bachelor degrees from Utah State University in Art and American Studies. She was an avid reader and writer. As the president of the Grand County Library Board of Trustees during the 1960s, she was instrumental in acquiring the land and selecting the architect for the previous library on 100 East. She wrote several books, including a children’s story which was turned into a play performed in Salt Lake City.

She did extensive research and genealogy of the regional area, including collecting oral histories for the Utah State Historical Society in the 1970s. She loved to tell stories about the old west to anyone who would lend an ear. Betty was also an extra in several movies filmed in the area.

Betty was preceded in death by her mother, Deane F. Gordon, her mother’s husband, Gene; her father, Joe Tibbetts, as well as her two brothers, Ted and Tom Tibbetts.

She is survived by her sister, Bonnie Tassler, and brother, Bob Tibbetts, her daughters Calleen and Katrina, and her son, jlane, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Betty requested to be cremated with a private interment in her family’s plot.