Joyce Sweat Betts

February 9, 1940August 3, 2018

Our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, friend and sister passed away Friday, August 3rd surrounded by family.

Joyce was the grounding force of our family and a force of nature. She enjoyed crocheting beautiful gifts, cooking and canning delightful food for her family (those pickles!) and making traditional Christmas candy. She was funny, kind, generous and will be greatly missed by everyone that knew her, but most of all by her husband of 56 years, Lenard.

Preceded in death by her parents, Irene Hanson and Oscar Sweat, brothers Lavon and Evan and her sister Yeteve. She is survived by her husband Lenard, daughter Lenna (James) Tallman, sons Don (Ann) and Doug and grandchildren, Dawn, Carrie, Holly, Matthew, Jacob, Tiana, Braydon, and Starr and great-grandsons, Cameron and Marshal.

A viewing will be held at Valley View Funeral Home located at 4335 W 4100 S, West Valley City, Utah on Thursday, August 9 from 6-8 p.m. and on Friday, August 10 from 10-11 a.m. Funeral Services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 10 at the same location.


  • Oscar Sweat, Father
  • Irene Hanson, Mother

  • Don Betts, Pallbearer
  • Doug Betts, Pallbearer
  • James Tallman, Pallbearer
  • Matthew Tallman, Pallbearer
  • Jacob Tallman, Pallbearer
  • Dorian Varela, Pallbearer
  • Braydon Betts, Pallbearer


  • Viewing Thursday, August 9, 2018
  • Viewing Friday, August 10, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, August 10, 2018

Joyce Sweat Betts

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Eva Hoopes-Glass

August 8, 2018

I loved Joyce, heck, everyone who knew her loved her! She had that silly little giggle that lots of times meant she was up to something, and other times she was just having fun. My heart goes out to her husband, Lenard, they shared a love like no other. To the kids, Don, Doug, Lenna and families, I extend my deepest sympathies. She touched so many lives with her wit and kindness, Heaven has gained a new ,and very fun Angel!