Kenneth Aaron “Butch” Betterton
April 29, 1955 - October 15, 2018
Kenneth Aaron “Butch” Betterton, born April 29,1955 in Denver, Colorado to Kenneth Floyd Betterton and Jacqueline Yockey Betterton, died October 15, 2018 in New Prague, Minnesota. He was a man of many talents, as well as the life of the party, with a joke and a wild story in tow. He graduated from Grand Junction High School and headed for the Marines. Ken served on the Utah Highway Patrol for 18 years, retired as Training Director and received many awards for the work he had done. He was Commander of the Utah Police Corps. Ken was a motivational/leadership speaker, and a personal trainer helping and inspiring many on their journey to healthy living. He was a Member of the Scottish Rite and a 32 Degree Master Mason. He was a man of vision, from his teaching ability, to turning a crumbling old barn into beautiful furniture and home furnishings, all the way to the stunning homes he built. He lived and breathed Kansas City Chiefs football, riding his Harley, and being a loyal friend and devoted father. He leaves behind so many that will miss him and his irreverent humor, bright smile and contagious laugh; friends across the globe, his family in the Marines, Law Enforcement and Masonic Brothers. Surviving family include two older sisters, Shamra and Tonya, daughter, Jacqueline and son-in-law, Gerry Swanson; grandchildren, Hendrix Swanson and Crystal’s darling children, Lola and Cedar; his beloved most loyal companion, Gunny. His oldest daughter Crystal Betterton met him with open arms on the other side.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held Thursday, October 25that 6:00 PM at the Savage Masonic Center (4821 W. 124thSt.) with visitation from 4-6 PM. Light refreshments will follow the service. There will also be a service in Utah at a later date.