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In Memorium


Betty Jean Pew Motes
1926 ~ 2019

Betty Jean Pew Motes, age 92, passed away peacefully January 26, 20119 at her son’s house in Nephi, Utah.

Betty was born March 20, 1926 in Mesa, Arizona to Walter Harvey Pew Jr. and Anna Jane Kleinman.

She married Kempton E. Motes on January 31, 1946 in Mesa, Arizona. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa LDS Temple, April 3, 1947. They made Nephi, Utah their home.

Betty served a lifetime of church callings in the 3rd Ward. Her passion was music. She had a beautiful voice. She lead the singing for many years. One passion she enjoyed was calling everyone and singing “Happy Birthday” to them. Betty was surprises some of the 3rd Ward members came and sang to her. She also sold Farm Bureau Insurance. She was a member of the Women’s American Legion. She enjoyed getting girls for Girls State.

Betty lived a very righteous, loving, caring and very healthy life. Betty’s unwavering love and support will be truly missed by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, nieces and nephews.

Betty is survived by her daughter Anna Marie (Billy) Lunt, son Bill (Cheryl) Motes, all of Nephi; foster son Kee (Dorthy) Nez, Tuba City, Arizona; 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two brothers. Preceded in death by her loving husband Kempton E. Motes, son Phillip K. Motes, granddaughter Emily Jean Motes, her parents, two sisters, three brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, February 1. Viewing one hour prior at 10:00 am at the 3rd Ward Building, 1125 N. 400 East, Nephi, Utah.

April Sharlene Snyder
03/28/1942 ~ 01/24/2019

April Sharlene Snyder passed away peacefully in Nephi, Utah at the age of 76, on January 24, 2019. She was born in Los Angeles, California on March 28, 1942 to David Cecil Wood and Loletta Cowling Wood. Married Randy Snyder, August 6, 1964.

April will be remembered for the love she had for nature, gardening and her beloved dogs. April lived in Draper, Lehi, and Nephi, Utah. She was an avid gardener and could turn rocks to flowers. She always was proud to say she got her green thumb from her father, whom she cherished. In addition, she cared for her mother and father faithfully. April would crochet and knit afghans in the evenings and give them to loved ones and kids at Primary Children’s Hospital. After moving to Nephi, she became part of a close-knit family at Red Cliffs Assisted Living.

April is preceded in death by her parents and spouse. Survived by brothers, David (Marilyn), Tom (Diane) and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She leaves behind her Red Cliff family members including cousin Ted Folkerts, sister-in-law Jaynette Jones Grimard (JP) and family.

The family expresses their gratitude and appreciation for the compassionate care, love and understanding given to April at Red Cliffs Assisted Living and Dr. James Rosenbeck. A sincere “Thank You” to Eudean and Gary Anderson.

A viewing will be held Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 10:30 am until 11:15. Open memories will be shared from 11:15 am until 11:45. Burial will be at the Vine Bluff Cemetery in Nephi, Utah.

Cindy Byars
1955 ~ 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Cynthia "Cindy" Lynne Gant Byars announces her passing at the age of 63 after a long battle with cancer on January 22, 2019 at home surrounded by loved ones.

Cindy was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina on April 23, 1955 the loving daughter of Kenneth and Patty Durham Gant. Cindy traveled a lot growing up and lived in numerous locations due to her father's involvement in the Army. After high school, Cindy married Larry Byars on January 13, 1976 in Memphis, Tennessee. Soon after they moved to Ferron, Utah and raised two sons; Cody and Clay.

Cindy loved the outdoors, being in the desert and on the mountain; hiking, resting by a gently flowing stream or sitting by a warm campfire.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Larry Byars and their two sons, Cody (Kellie) and Clay Byars; her mother, Patty Gant, brother, Randy (Sherry) Gant. She is preceded in death by her father, Kenneth Gant.

A special thanks to the Huntsman Center and the Palliative Home and Hospice team (especially Ashlie!) for all they did for her.

As per Cindy's wishes, there will be no services. Remember her as she was; a ray of sunshine. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are always welcome daily and may share memories online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net