Monday , March 18, 2013 - 8:39 AM
Betty Phillips Stuart celebrated her 90th birthday with family and friends at an open house in her home in South Ogden.
She was born March 8, 1923, in Porterville. She attended Morgan High School and Weber State College with an associate degree. She also graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in home economics.
She married Charles W. Stuart. He is now deceased. They have two daughters: Vesta Hopkin and Cruz Stuart. She also has five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
She taught school at Morgan High School.
In addition to various callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she earned a master gardener’s certificate. She did freelance writing and designing for the Leather Craftsman, taught leather tooling and organized two leather guilds.
She was a member of three camera clubs in Ogden and Salt Lake City, where she won several awards for her photographs. She also did freelance photography for the Wyoming High School Rodeo circuit, 4-H stock shows, weddings and anniversaries.
She enjoyed square dancing, does all sorts of needlework and shares her talents by teaching many others.
She has helped sew and tie many quilts for the Relief Society humanitarian effort. She attends the once a month Birthday Lunch Bunch, a book club, and is a member of the Chareya Club. She says “Life is good.”