Betty LaRue Bills

2 June 1924–15 January 1997 (Age 72)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Betty LaRue

When Betty LaRue Bills was born on 2 June 1924, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, her father, James Scott Bills, was 30 and her mother, Amanda Ramsey, was 23. She married Eugene Howard Klenk on 1 December 1945, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 15 January 1997, in DeBary, Volusia, Florida, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in DeBary, Volusia, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Eugene Howard Klenk
1923–1973
Betty LaRue Bills
1924–1997
Marriage: 1 December 1945
Russell James Klenk
1947–2003
Patti Lynnette Klenk
1948–2020

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 December 1945
Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
children

(2)

    Male1947–2003Male

    Patti Lynnette Klenk

    Female1948–2020Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

World Events (8)

1927

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1928 · The Tower Theater

Age 4

The Tower Theatre is a historic film theater operated by the Salt Lake Film Society. The theater presents independent films and is a venue for the Sundance Film Festival. It also presents classic films on occasional weekends and hosts a movie-rental library for those that want to expand their cinematic knowledge.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

Origin unidentified. In some cases at least it is a derivative of Dutch bijl ‘axe’; in other cases it is clearly of English origin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Betty Larue Bills Broach in household of Paul David Broach, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Betty Larue Bills in household of James Scotts Bills, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Betty Larue Bills in household of James Scotts Bills, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"

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