Betty DiNodica

Betty Lue Madsen DiNodica, age 79, died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017, in Richfield.

She was born Dec. 16, 1937, in Monroe.

Betty was married to David DiNodica for nearly 60 years and had a son, Douglas; daughter-in-law, Devony; and two grandchildren, Katelyn and Jacob.

She was a teacher for 36 years in California, Idaho and Utah. If anyone loved their job, it was definitely Betty. She often said that you may have a class for only a year, but you’ll remember that class for the rest of your life.

Betty was a quiet person who didn’t care for crowds. Her favorite activities were spending time with her son and grandchildren and relaxing with friends and family at her cabin on Monroe Mountain. She also loved four-wheeling, hiking, fishing and snowmobiling in Island Park, Idaho, with the “wild bunch” (you know who you are).

She also loved going long-haul trucking in the summer with her husband for Dent Curtis Trucking, and had many truck driver friends across the country.

Betty’s two best lifelong friends were Gayle Madsen Morgan and Arlene Tuft Lawrence.

Two of her dislikes were politicians in general, and “looky loos” slowing down traffic.

Betty donated her body to the University of Utah School of Medicine and she always elected to be an organ donor when renewing her driver’s license. She liked to say she would always know where her body would be, if not her spirit, but would send a message if she found out.

“We would like to thank everyone for their genuine concern, and all the cards, phone calls and flowers.” ~ David and Douglas DiNodica