Mom was born in Flint, MI. to George Henry Best and Gertrude Ethel Montague, September 14, 1930 with Gertrude passing and five little girls to raise, her father then married Lottie Babcock. They married in 1937.
Mom was employed by Cudahy’s and met Dale E. Putnam they were married in April 1949. Mom had a zest for life, she liked going to lunch, camping with family and friends, sitting on the porch with dad at their house every evening till the sun went down talking to friends and neighbors. Mom was a hard worker and was always in the meat department. Mom was also employed by Smith’s and Reams for many years. She loved working with her sister Peggy as a checker at Reams. Mom and Dad had great friends. Earlier in life they had an opportunity to travel for Phillips 66 Refinery to England, Australia, Hong Kong, and many other places. She was a dedicated member of the LDS Church. Mom served many callings in the Bountiful 37th Ward. Mom was a very caring, loving and passionate person she will be dearly missed by all who know her.
Survived by daughters, Diane (Don) Rissinger, Kris (Boyd) Nebeker and Val (Kerri) Putnam and Scott Putnam (deceased); six grandchildren and five and a half great-grandchildren. Also sisters Barbara Beeman and Patsy (Marvin) Putnam, brother George (Helen) Best. Also she had numerous nieces and nephews. She loved them all. Preceded in death by parents, husband Dale, son Scott, grandson, Heath, sisters Peggy Neel and Mary Wright, also brother-in-laws and sister-in-laws.
Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, May 2, 2014 at the Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 S. 200 West. A viewing will be held at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services. There will be a light luncheon at 1 p.m. at the Wight House, 95 North Main, Bountiful, following the graveside service. Online guest book at www.russonmortuary.com.
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity. We would also like to thank Access Hospice for their care and generosity. Especially Bonnie, Elaine, Jen and Angel.
Special Thanks goes to my sister Kris and her family for their love and care during our Mother’s illness.