Bart Jeffery Betenson

Bart Jeffery Betenson

Bart Jeffery Betenson, age 32, passed away on Jan. 16, in St. George, Utah. He was born in St. George on March 29, 1982 to Jeffery and DeAnn Mackelprang Betenson.

He attended school in St. George and graduated from Pine View High School in 2000.

He married Jennifer Miller in Las Vegas on March 9, 2005.

Bart worked as a group Supervisor at the Caliente Youth Center. Although working in Youth Corrections is a difficult job, he mentored and loved the youth with whom he worked. He went above and beyond the normal duties to help them any way he could. While in high school he loved sports and excelled in football and wrestling.

Words cannot fully explain how outstanding he was as a father and husband. He will be sorely missed by all of us. All the way up to the end of his life he was doing everything that he loved to do in regard to his hobbies and with his wife and children. His life was centered on caring for his family.

He was preceded in death by grandparents: Dee Parry Mackelprang, Cora Mackelprang and Blaine Betenson.

He is survived by his wife, Jennifer; children, Douglas Maddux, Kade Maddux, Sierra Maddux, Carson Maddux, Kassidy Maddux, Keely Betenson, Kerra Betenson, Tristan Betenson, and Presley Betenson; grandson, Kanye Maddux; parents, Jeff and DeAnn of Washington, Utah; sisters, Megan (Brady) Weaver of Enterprise, Kelsey (Storm) Singleton of St. George, Bailey Betenson, Pinedale, Wyo.; and grandmother, Shirley Betenson, of Cedar City.

Funeral services were held on Thursday, Jan. 22, at 1 p.m. in the Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. Viewings were Wednesday, Jan. 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Spilsbury’s and Thursday, Jan. 22 from 11 to 12:30 p.m., prior to services in the mortuary. Interment was in the Tonaquint Cemetery.

Family and friends are invited to sign his online guest book at A live webcast will be available for those unable to attend the service. Call our office for information. Arrangements are under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, Utah (435) 673-2454.