Betty Engstrom passed away in her home in Moab on March 20, 2009.
Betty was born Feb. 7, 1921 in Junction City, Kan., to Robert and Martha Roesler Loeckle. She attended school in Geary County and Junction City.
She married Clarence Engstrom on Sept. 29, 1940. To this union was born four children, Robert and Richard Engstrom of Las Vegas, Nev., Ronald Engstrom of Seattle, Wash., and Roxie Fossey of Moab.
In 1954, the family came west to Moab in search of the uranium boom. Betty and Clarence also operated a corner grocery store on 400 East during the 1970s and early ‘80s. This store later became what was known as Engstrom Shoes. In her later years she did day-care out of her home.
Betty was a founding and active member of St. Francis Church. She was also an Eastern Star and a Lady of Elks. Betty enjoyed playing bridge and working on her crafts, however her real passion was quilting. In the early years, Betty and Clarence also enjoyed listening and dancing to the big band music.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Engstrom, mother and father, sister, Dorothy, brother, Carlos, sister-in-law, Irene, and great-grandson, Tyler Engstrom.
She is survived by her children, Robert (Kathy), Ronald, Richard, and Roxie (Frank), grandchildren, Gina, Nicole, Robert Jr,, Ronda (Jeff), Ke1ly (Dean), Wil, Christopher, Brian, Stephanie, Tracy (John), Skye (Jeremiah), Tristen (Shawn), and Kara. She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren, and brothers, Warren (Lila) and Arnold (Betty) of Denver Colo.
Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Spanish Valley, under direction of Kimmerle-Hefner Funeral Home.