Betty Lou Simone Vaught was born on April 5, 1932, in Glendale, California, to Louis Simone and Jessie Wadsworth Simone. She had 2 other siblings, an older sister, Phyllis, who preceded her in death by 2 months, and a younger brother, Mike.

She married James William Vaught on September 9, 1953, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was later sealed to him on February 28, 1973, in the Los Angeles Temple.

Betty was raised in Glendale, but also lived in Hawaii, Antigua West Indies, Valencia California, Huntington Beach California, St. George Utah, and Trinidad, and Tobago, as a missionary with her husband.

Betty loved to travel and visited many faraway places such as Ital, Turkey, England, Amsterdam, and many trips to Hawaii, her happy place. She and her husband were square dancers for many years. She enjoyed doing family history and spent many hours in the temple on behalf of her ancestors.

Betty is survived by her 5 children: Kathleen Jones, James Vaught Jr. (Julie), Keith Vaught, Aaron Vaught (Melissa), and Ashton, as well as 16 grandchildren: Shauna Williams, Michele Hinton, Stacy Wimmer, Kerri Mitchell, Steven Jolan, Kevin Jones, Randal Miller, Chris Miller, Betsy Smith, James Vaught III, Jaime Speight, Amber Smith, Jessica Klein, Janelle Vaught, Aaron Charles Vaught, and Heather Van der Puyl.

Betty is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her sister.

A visitation will be held on Friday, November 10, 2023, from 4:00 – 5:00 pm, immediately followed by the memorial service, at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, Utah.

Interment will take place on Monday, November 13, 2023, 9:00 am, at Tonaquint Cemetery, 1777 South Dixie Drive, St. George, Utah.

The family would like to thank Zion’s Way Hospice for the loving care and concern they gave to Betty in her last days.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S. Bluff Street, St. George, Utah. 435-673-2454.

Family and friends are invited to sign Betty’s online guest book at


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Spilsbury Mortuary
110 S Bluff St
St. George, UT

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Nov 07, 2023

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