"Timothy James Bettencourt, born February 18, 2000 in Hemet, California passed away on February 15, 2022 at the age of 21. He was greeted on the other side by his Grandparents (Connie Peterson, Francisco, and Delores Bettencourt), Aunt (Wendy Peters), and Cousin (Matthew Hershey). Timothy is survived by his grandfather, Dennis Peterson, his mother, Heidi Kern (Jim), his father, Paul Bettencourt, his siblings, step-siblings, and their spouses, Cassi Jensen (Scott), Kirk MacArthur (Stephanie), Kyle Bettencourt, Tyler Kern (Brandi), Cathryn Slemboski (Stephen), Kassidy Torres (Jordan), Christopher Bettencourt (Steffany), Mark Bettencourt (Alexa), Hunter Kern, Tiffany Chesley (MaClinn), Ryan Kern, and his nieces and nephews who adored him, Annora, Evalynn, Jameson, Rowan, Saylor, Theodore, Lilly, Reid, Maxwell, Claire, Rayna, Sadie, and Irene, as well as his aunts, uncles, and cousins whom he was very close to. \n\nTimothy was attending UVU in the Electrical Engineering program and planning to go into robotics. His 1997 BMW 328i meant a lot to him and he diligently worked to improve it. Timothy loved animals, computers, cooking, going to the gym, being outdoors with his brothers, and spending time with his dog, Clara. He was known for glaring at the camera, whispering witty things under his breath, and teasing his siblings. Despite constant doubts and insecurities, Timothy could boast like none other, and tried to push himself outside of his comfort zone to attend school, go to work, meet new people, and try new things. His family is grateful for every victory that he worked so hard for. He didn’t speak about his struggles to many because he feared others would think less of him. Timothy fought valiantly all his life with depression and social anxiety, but despite the pain that he lived with, he was well known for his sharp wit, quick jokes, sense of style, and quiet nature. We will miss his smile, his playfulness, and his quiet strength. He wanted everyone closest to him to know that he couldn’t help but think about leaving, and he knew it would hurt them badly when he chose to leave this life. He left us with an understanding of what he was going through and stated he was sorry for leaving us. He is sorely missed by his family and friends who weep together and feel a hole he once filled."\n\nThere will be a service for Timothy on Wednesday, February 23, 2022 at 11 am, with a viewing prior at 9 am, located at the Three Peaks Ward LDS church (40 East Midvalley Rd). Services under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary.\n\nServices by Southern Utah Mortuary.