Beatrice Leah Taveapont, age 77, of Ft. Duchesne, passed away at the Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

Beatrice was born October 30, 1940, in Ft. Duchesne to Ray Taveapont and Harriett Wyasket Johnson.

Beatrice loved to gamble, watch western movies, do beading, crocheting, and travel to casinos and other places. She enjoyed attending the Sun Dance, Pow Wow and was very aware of her Indian heritage. She loved people and was a grandma to everyone. She was a member of the Episcopal Church. She had a raw sense of humor, and delighted in children, animals and was known as the cat lady.

She is survived by her children, Obie Orlin (Sheri) Taveapont, Orlanna Taveapont, Christalyn (Codie) Wiss, all of Ft. Duchesne; 10 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, siblings, Don (Roseline) Taveapont, Whiterocks; Jane Taveapont, Ft. Duchesne; Vivian Bedonie, Whiterocks; Nancy Thompson, Raymond Taveapont, both of Ft. Duchesne.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Lynn Taveapont, Alfred Parriette, Gregory Taveapont, Reed Taveapont, Frank Taveapont, Wilson Taveapont, sisters, Lorraine Taveapont, Bonnie Taveapont, Arita Summers, Patricia Taveapont; nephews, Tim Taveapont, Daniel Taveapont, Blake Taveapont; nieces, Ruthann Serawop, and Lola Summers.

Funeral services were held on Monday, November 13, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Whiterocks Episcopal Church. Cremation will follow service. Condolences may be shared at www.hullingermortuary.com

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