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Bette (80) passed away peacefully in her sleep on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 after spending the day surrounded by her loving family.
Bette (Mama Bette) was born October 23, 1938 in Lexington, Mississippi to LaPreal (Mama Abe) and Morris Abel (Papa Abe). She was the oldest of 8 children. She grew up in Logan, Utah and graduated from Logan High School. In 1957 she married the love of her life, Doug Follette (Papa Doug) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Bette and Doug spent the rest of their lives together in the same Bountiful home that would become a place of nostalgia for everyone. Bette devoted her life to raising her children and was the kind of mother who would always be there for you. She was always there waiting for your phone call and anyone who knew Bette knew she had the most beautiful grandchildren in the world. Bette and Doug had three children; Michelle (Kevin) from Las Vegas, Nevada, Mark (Jennifer) from Springville, Utah and Danielle (Mark) from Omaha, Nebraska and four grandchildren, Mitchell (Shannon), Miranda (Paul), Zac and Jake, whom she cherished. Bette is preceded in death by her husband Doug, her parents and 5 of her siblings.
Bette was a beautiful person inside and out. She enjoyed cooking, watching cooking shows and collecting cookbooks. She was an avid reader and loved spending time with her beloved husband Doug. Bette had a quick wit and a dry sense of humor. She was a loving mother whose no nonsense attitude was adored by all. She was always feeding and taking care of others and could pull together a delicious meal effortlessly. She loved having a house full of people to feed and was particularly happy when they enjoyed her cooking. She loved “good eaters”.
A viewing and celebration of Bette’s life will be held at Russon Mortuary, located at 295 North Main Street in Bountiful, Utah on Saturday October 12, from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. at Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West, Bountiful, Utah.