Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Betty Lou Christiansen (Goodwin)\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tBETTY LOU GOODWIN CHRISTIANSEN\nWife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Sister, Friend\n\nBetty Lou Goodwin Christiansen, age 84, died on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at her home in Provo, Utah. From her birth in Bicknell, Utah, on December 19, 1932, to her passing on Wednesday, she nourished people around her with love, faith, and compassionate service. She was the eighth child born to Lewis Adams and Thisbe Hanks Goodwin. Betty's childhood years were spent in Grover, Wayne County, Utah, where she attended grade school and graduated from Wayne High School. She loved growing up on a farm and cherished her pony "Red Wing." After high school, Betty's family moved to Ephraim, Utah, where she attended and graduated from Snow College.\n\nWhile attending college, Betty met and married Kent Harry Christiansen in the Manti, Utah Temple on March 5, 1954. Over the course of their 63 years together, Betty and Kent lived in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Arizona and Utah. Together they raised six children; Kent Lewis (Gwen), Brent Goodwin (Laurie), Randy Jule (MaryAnn), Andrew (Cheryl), Jason Wade (Kimberlie), Teresa Kaye Sumner (Matt). Betty was a faithful member of the LDS church and served in numerous callings. Betty retired from Intermountain Healthcare (Utah Valley Regional Hospital) after 28 years of faithful service. Betty will be remembered for the many kindnesses she shared with those close to her and strangers alike. She particularly loved her calling as an ordinance worker in the Provo LDS Temple. Betty's service to others and her love of her Heavenly Father and her Savior were expressed on a daily basis in her words, actions and deeds throughout her life.\n\n Betty will be dearly missed by her loving husband, her children and their spouses, 22 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren with one on the way, her brothers Lorel (Marilyn) Goodwin and David (Lee Anne) Goodwin; and her sister, Beth Williams; and numerous cherished relatives, friends, and co-workers whose lives Betty touched and enriched. Betty was preceded in her passing by her parents, 5 brothers – Raymond, Victor, Walter, Glen and Bryce; and by her sister Iris Goodwin Bagley; and 1 granddaughter, Juliette Christiansen.\n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, April 8, 2017, at 11:00 am at the Timpview LDS Chapel, 2900 North Timpview Drive [650 East], Provo, Utah. Burial will follow at Provo City Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Friday, April 7, 2017, at Nelson Family Mortuary, 4780 North University Ave, Provo, Utah, and again at the church on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 10:00 am until the time of service.