Beth P. Beutler

May 3, 1928 - Oct 12, 2019


Beth Peterson Beutler was born in Kaysville, Utah on May 3, 1928 to mother Jessie Ellen Lofgreen Peterson and father John L. Peterson. She was the last child born to a family with a total of nine children. She had a twin sister Ruth, an older sister Helen Maurine, and six brothers named John Lowell, Merrill Homer, Ross Austin, Lyman K., Lynn Milton and Reed Weber. In her own biography she writes “I think of my family as a grove of redwood trees, planted close together. Our roots support each other, giving us strength to face the strongest winds”. Her family had a large cherry farm which was sustained them. Being a child raised in the early depression years, she learned important life-long values around the benefits of hard work and saving money for scarce times. Beth was the last living member of her immediate family, learning from these losses to love all the more, as time waits for no one. Beth was so well loved in her family that three people were given her namesake. She married her college sweetheart Charles Stanley Beutler in the early 1950’s, with a marriage lasting over 64 years up until his passing at age 97. Together they raised their three daughters, Lisa, Rachael and Sylvia. They built three homes over their lifetimes with help from family, and over the years created many custom wood projects and crafts for family and friends. Beth was trained as a florist and specialized in abstract Japanese floral arranging. She became President of the Garden Club in the foothills town near Yosemite where she raised her small children, and continued as a professional florist when the family moved to the west coast of northern California. She entered many competitions both county-wide and statewide over the years, consistently and exclusively winning Blue Ribbons, Best of Show and Best in Division ribbons and awards. Her abstract arrangements were published in two florist books. Beth lived a wonderful and happy life over the course of 91 years, sharing her humor, wisdom, and kindness generously. She will be missed greatly by the people who will forever love her and who cherished her deeply, including her three daughters, granddaughter Emily, grandsons Matthew and Hunter, great granddaughters Grace and Hannah Beth, son-in-law Ron, nieces and nephews, and many, many more.

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