Bart Jeffery Betenson, age 32, passed away on January 16, 2015, in St. George, Utah. He was born in St. George on March 29, 1982, to Jeffery and DeAnn Mackelprang Betenson.
He attended school in St. George and graduated from Pine View High School in 2000.
He married Jennifer Miller in Las Vegas, Nevada, on March 9, 2005.
Bart worked as a group Supervisor at the Caliente Youth Center. Although working in Youth Corrections is a difficult job he mentored and loved the youth with whom he worked. He went above and beyond the normal duties to help them any way he could.
Words cannot fully explain how outstanding he was as a father and husband. He will be sorely missed by all of us. All the way up to the end of his life he was doing everything that he loved to do in regard to his hobbies and with his wife and children. His life was centered on caring for his family.
He was preceded in death by grandparents, Dee Parry Mackelprang, Cora Mackelprang and Blaine Betenson.
He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; children, Douglas Maddux, Kade Maddux, Sierra Maddux, Carson Maddux, Kassidy Maddux, Keely Betenson, Kerra Betenson, Tristan Betenson, and Presley Betenson; grandson, Kanye Maddux; parents, Jeff and DeAnn of Washington, Utah; sisters, Megan (Brady) Weaver of Enterprise, Kelsey (Storm) Singleton of St. George, Bailey Betenson, Pinedale, Wyoming; grandmother, Shirley Betenson, of Cedar City, Utah.
- Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. in the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.
- Viewings will be Wednesday, Jan. 21, from 5-7 p.m. at the mortuary and on Thursday, from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. prior to services in the mortuary.
- Interment will be in the Tonaquint Cemetery.
Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, Utah. Family and friends are invited to sign his online guest book at the Spilsbury Mortuary website. A live webcast will be available for those unable to attend the service. Call Spilsbury Mortuary office for information at 435-673-2454.