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Betty Joy Smalley of Pleasant Grove, Utah, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family January 6, 2022. She is survived by her children, Raymond Ronald Smalley (Mary), Deborah Joy Pimentel, Raymond Stanley Hales (Glenda), and Richard Lyle Hales (Corazon), eight step-children, 39 grandchildren, and many great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Kathleen Ardelle Wood.
She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond Smalley, her granddaughter Sarah Joy Streicher, and her brother Charles Joseph "Bud" Borden Jr. She was the daughter of Charles Joseph Borden Sr. and Reeva Joy Lundvall.
She was born in Livingston, Montana, and raised in Oakland, California. After retiring from the Western Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads she worked for the New Haven Unified School District in Union City, California, and taught piano lessons to many children. She enjoyed music, bowling, painting, baking, dancing, family history work, and playing cards and games with family.
She served in the Primary, Nursery, Relief Society, Sunday School, and Seminary and as organist, chorister, head cook at Young Women's camp in the Hayward, California stake, and had many other callings throughout her life in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At age 76, she served a Spanish-speaking full-time mission in the Madrid, Spain temple. She dedicated her life to temple service and served as a temple worker in the Mount Timpanogos Temple for many years until her death.
She had a strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, an innate sense of humor, a beautiful smile, loved to laugh, and was devoted to her family. She will be greatly missed. Donations to your favorite charity in lieu of flowers are appreciated.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Timpanogos First Ward Chapel, 332 East 500 North, Pleasant Grove where family and friends may attend a viewing from 9:00 am to 10:45 am prior to funeral services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.