1972 – 2022
Phoenix, AZ—Beloved father, son, brother and friend, Jonathan Scott Bettinger died suddenly on January 17, 2022, at the age of 49.
Jon was born March 11, 1972, in Cebu City, Philippines, to Cass and Carolyn Ford Bettinger (Boies), and moved with his family to Salt Lake City when he was three months old. He attended Howard R. Driggs Elementary School, Wasatch Jr. High School, Skyline High School, and Salt Lake Community College. Jon has been certified as a Master Tile Designer/Setter creating and installing beautiful floors around the Salt Lake Valley and Hawaii. One of his original designs made the cover of Architectural Digest magazine. Due to numerous work- and sports-related injuries and near-fatal congestive heart failure, he was forced to seek a new career path. A lifelong love for building, repairing, and riding motorcycles inspired him to find a degree program at Universal Technical Institute in Phoenix, AZ. He loved his studies in motorcycle technology and was a 4.0 student at UTI. Jon was a hardworking, extremely intelligent and caring man. He was a good father and was adored by his children, Jaden and Jordyn. He has always been interested in all aspects of their lives and activities, always eagerly awaiting updates and photos. Despite all his health issues, he tried to stay positive, optimistic, active and involved with his beloved children.
Jon is survived by his two children, his mother, father and stepmother, Connie, his brother Christopher, his sister Nicole, his half-brother Steven Robinson and his ex-wife, Jessica Smithen. He is predeceased by his older sister Michelle and all of his grandparents.
Jon, you are so loved, and we take comfort in knowing that you are free from the pain and struggles you have experienced in this life. We will miss you very much.
A celebration of life will be held for family and friends. Jon will rest in the crematorium gardens at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Millcreek, UT.
May your journey be peaceful, Jon.
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune from February 4 to February 9, 2022.