Maria Joy (Hardcastle) Bitton, 74, of Taylorsville, passed away peacefully Nov 5, 2022, with her family by her side. She was born to the late Neldon Hall and Shirlee LaRae Hardcastle, Aug 14, 1948, in Salt Lake City Utah. Maria spent her early years living in Lark, Midvale, and Kearns Utah with her parents, sisters, and brother. Maria attended Cyprus High School.
Maria was married three times. Her first marriage produced two daughters Shawnee (Brent) Plant and Becky Lewis. Her second marriage added three stepchildren Sherrlyn (Dale) Ballew, Joe Alsop (deceased), and John (Staci) Alsop to her life. Her third marriage brought the gift of five additional stepdaughters Geri (Rick) Savage, Taunie (Wendell) Brock Tracy McDonald, Wendy (Kent) Brown, and Brianna Bitton whom she loved dearly.
Maria was well liked and respected by many. She overcame unimaginable hardships to set an example of strength for her family and friends. She was the first employee with disabilities hired by Deseret Medical (Becton Dickenson) and worked there for 29 years. Maria loved personalized and embroidered towels. She expressed her love by having a towel made for you. The towels were sturdy and enduring, just like her. Maria’s greatest joy in life were her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Maria is survived by her children, 23 grandchildren, 44 great grandchildren, sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, lifelong friend Pat Harvey, special friend Tammi Van Patton, and her cats Noah and Mama. Her family would like to express their gratitude to the members of her neighborhood and religious communities as well as Good Shepherd Hospice.
Please join us for a celebration of Maria’s life on Saturday Nov 12 at 1pm at the Westbrook Ward meeting house; 4113 West 6200 South, Taylorsville. A light meal will follow services. Family is requesting Casual dress style.Service Information
Celebration of Life
November 12, 2022 at 1:00 pm
Westbrook Ward meeting house 4113 West 6200 South, Taylorsville