Betty Johnson Sagers
1930-2013, Betty passed away peacefully at her home in Rush Valley, UT on Saturday, March 9. She was born on January 21, 1930 in Ophir, Utah, to Frank and Hazel Curtis Johnson. Betty attended elementary school in Ophir and graduated from Tooele High School in 1948. She married Vance Sagers on July 22, 1950. They were blessed with six sons. She was a member of the LDS church, holding many callings over the years. She is survived by her husband, Vance; sons, Curtis (Kandy), Mike (Julie), Dennis (Jerri), Jerry and Kevin (Jaclynn); 16 grandchildren and 46 great grandchildren with more on the way. She is also survived by her sister, Barbara Morgan; brother, Frank (Bud) Johnson; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Noreen Johnson, Joyce Connolly, Donna Russell; brother, Ray Johnson; son, Kenneth Wade Sagers and great granddaughter Cassidy Anderson.
Betty was a wonderful cook and homemaker. The organization and upkeep of her home and yard were of special importance to her. Her brothers and sisters, kids, their spouses, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and others who knew her well, all have interesting and fun stories regarding Betty's attention to this aspect of her life. She taught her sons, grandchildren and others the value of hard work by her own many selfless examples. Along with her own children, she helped raise two grandchildren during their teenage years. She loved her family and they loved her.
Betty held her first job as a teenager in the 1940's working as a clerk in "Pop" Edwards' store in Ophir. After marrying and while raising her family, she became the Postmaster of the St. John (now Rush Valley) Post Office, a position she held for 26 years.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 16, 12:00 p.m. at the Rush Valley Ward building, 985 N. Church Street. A viewing will be held prior 9:30-11:30. The family would like to thank Harmony Home Health for their kind and loving care as well as family, friends, and neighbors that have shown so much love and support in various ways. As an alternate to flowers, the family would like to suggest a donation to a Hospice in their local area. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial 435-277-0050.