Obituaries

Home: Salt Lake CIty, Utah
Death Date: October 3, 2017
Birthdate: October 14, 1927
Place Of Birth: Redlands, San Bernardino, California
Service Information: Saturday, October 14, 2017 11:00 AM
Service Location: Winder 12th Ward; 4350 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah

Betty Gene Blomquist Bostrom + Enlarge

Betty Gene (Blomquist) Bostrom, 89, passed away peacefully, on Tuesday, October 3, 2017, due to complications associated with age and Alzheimer’s Disease.   

Betty was born on October 14, 1927, in Redlands, San Bernardino, California, to parents: Eben R. T. Blomquist, and Ethel E. (Johnson) Blomquist.   She grew up in cities in California, and Utah, and graduated from East High School (Salt Lake City, UT), in 1944.   As a young woman, she served as a missionary, for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, in Sweden.

After her mission, she met, and married Alf L. V. Bostrom, of Murray, on September 8, 1949, and settled in Murray, Utah.  Together they raised 6 children, and lived in Utah, California, Texas, and Arizona.   

Betty was a lifelong lover of music, and a gifted organist, and pianist.   She served faithfully, as ward organist, throughout a majority of her youth, and adult life. 

Later in life, Betty and Alf, served two additional LDS missions, to Sweden, and served several years, as Temple workers, in the Salt Lake Temple. 

A loving mother, grand-mother, and great-grandmother, she was always devoted to her family, and in showing her love through service to others.

She is survived by her husband of over 68 years, Alf L. V. Bostrom of Brigham City, UT;  six children: Laurita G. Smith (Walter), Brigham City, UT;  Sonja L. Huish, Costa-Mesa, CA; Allen B. Bostrom (Sheri), serving as President of the LDS Mission in Armenia; Victor E. Bostrom (Linda), Logan, UT; Kevin L. Bostrom (Monica), Naperville, IL; and Kenneth B. Bostrom (Ragen), Sandy, UT; as well as 23 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; and one brother: Eben J. Blomquist (Barbara), Riverton, UT.   

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings: Russell E. Blomquist, Wayne T. Blomquist, Lavon E. Harris, and Melvin R. Blomquist; and great-granddaughter Logan Bostrom.

A viewing will be held at the LDS Winder 12th Ward meeting house, 4350 South 1100 East, Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday, October 14th, 2017, at 10:00am-10:45am.   Services will follow, at the same location, beginning at 11am.   Internment will be at Wasatch Lawn Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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