Betty Bernice McDermott
May 3, 1923 – May 17, 2018
Betty B. McDermott, our beloved mother and grandmother, passed peacefully on May 17, 2018.
She was born to Joe and Florence DeKarver on May 3, 1923, in Salt Lake City. She attended East High School and graduated in the class of 1942. She married Bruce McDermott during WW II. She and her beloved companion were proud members of the “Greatest Generation”, who sacrificed during the war and helped shape our nation and our world.
She lived in Utah all her life and loved its beauty and nature. Betty lived for her family. She treasured them. Her boundless love and caring nature will be sorely missed by all.
She leaves behind her children, Craig McDermott, Lynne Merrell (Bruce), Cathy Muskin (Paul), Cindy Fritz and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be a private family graveside service at 2 pm on Sat. May 19 at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. A one hour viewing prior to the service.
- Craig McDermott, Son
- Lynne (Bruce) Merrell, Daughter
- Cathy (Paul) Muskin, Daughter
- Cindy Fritz, Daughter
- Betty is also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be sorely missed.
Private Family Graveside Service
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Betty Bernice McDermott
December 15, 2018
My great grandma was so amazing 😔 she always tried with everything she had to make the people around her happy💞 She was so delicate and had such a warm heart! I will be forever great full that she was a part of my life but she really made me and so many other people so happy! I miss her very much and she could never ever be replaced by anyone because she was my families “Betty Mcdermott”
John & Swantje Hollenhorst
May 19, 2018
We lived next door to Betty for nearly three decades and we miss her, just as we have missed her mother over the last few years. Betty was a steady fixture in the neighborhood; she was a neighbor we could count on to offer up a smile and some friendly conversation. I remember when our cat moved next door. That cat loved sitting with Betty and Florence in the beautiful shaded backyard. I also remember hearing Betty's soft voice as they sat under the shade tree with Betty reading the newspaper and the mail to Florence. Betty was always so grateful for her family! Our condolences and best wishes to all who love her.
---John & Swantje Hollenhorst