Bette Jane Robinson Rentfro


August 24, 1929 – April 4, 2019

Bette Jane Robison Rentfro, 89, passed away in her home in Hyrum, Utah, on Thursday, April 4, 2019. Bette was born August 24, 1929, to parents Gonzella (Zell) Nate Robison and Budd S. Robison. On May 15, 1948, she married her high school sweetheart, Delbert, in Cokeville, where the two would live and raise their three children: Peggy, Debra and Kelly. On December 27, 1962, Bette and Delbert were sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan LDS Temple.

Bette loved working as a secretary at the Cokeville school for many years until she and Delbert retired. They stayed in Cokeville but made time to travel the country and camp closer to home, where they continued to make memories with family and friends. Those memories were always close to Bette’s heart; she often revisited them in her journals, and shared them with family. After the passing of her beloved husband, she moved to Cache Valley, Utah, to be closer to family. 

Grandchildren and great-grandchildren will remember the squeaky candy drawer in grandma’s Cokeville home, and knew they could always count on a plate of her homemade Christmas goodies, including her cherished candy and sugar cookies.  

Bette enjoyed a Sunday ride in the mountains, serving others, reading, cross stitch, and spending time outdoors. She had a light-hearted personality and good sense of humor. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with family and attending various sporting and extracurricular activities.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Dewayne Rentfro; her daughter, Peggy Rentfro Roskelley and son-in-law Gene Richard Roskelley; her daughter, Debra Ann Clark; her granddaughter, Angie Roskelley; and parents Gonzella (Zell) Nate Robison and Budd S. Robison; sisters Joy Olsen and Ann Thompson, and many other beloved family and friends.   

Children and spouses of the late Peggy and Gene Richard Roskelley: Richard and Pam Roskelley, Colette and Juan Navarro, Nate and Rebecca Roskelley, Aaron and Nicole Eversull, Shane and Julia Roskelley, Terilynn Roskelley, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Children and spouses of Randy and the late Debra Ann Rentfro Clark: Amanda and Steve Shockey, Jessica and Larry Dockery, Ryan and Megan Clark, Shelley and Dustin Cazier, Troy and Sabra Clark and 11 great-grandchildren. 

Children and spouses of Kelly Rentfro:  Melissa and Eric Sellars, Zane Rentfro, and four great-grandchildren.    

Additional survivors include Bette’s brother Gerald Robinson, sister-in-law Doris McLish and brother-in-law Ron Thompson. 

The viewing will be held on Sunday, April 14, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m at Nelson Funeral Home, located at 162 East 400 North in Logan, Utah. 

Services will be held Monday, April 15, at 1:00 p.m., at the Cokeville chapel, located at 725 East Main Street in Cokeville. Viewing will be from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. Interment will be in the Cokeville city cemetery.

A special thank you to the many friends and family and the staff at Blacksmith Fork Assisted Living, ComForCare, and special thanks to Michelle Hubbard.

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