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Obituary for Betty T Kasting

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Betty T Kasting

July 17, 1928 - May 23, 2011

Betty T. Kasting, 82, passed away Monday, May 23, 2011 at Peach Tree Assisted Living Center. She was born July 17, 1928 to Andrew and Ottillia Todeschi in Salt Lake City, Utah. Betty graduated from Ogden High School in 1945 an attended Weber State College. She married Larry Kasting on May 3, 1947 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Ogden, Utah. On May 3, 2011 they celebrated their 64th Wedding anniversary. During World War II, she worked as the Director of the Travel’s Aid Society on 25th Street in Ogden. After the war, she became the secretary to the CEO for the Pillsbury Company in Ogden, Utah. When their son Kent was born she became a stay at home mother and did various volunteer activities. She was a “Pink Lady” for 30 years at St. Benedict’s Hospital, accumulating over 3,000 volunteer hours. For many years both she and Larry were entertainers in the High Fever Follies, a fundraiser production for the hospital. There were few company presidents who could resist her charm and not be persuaded to “buy” an ad in their program. She was the “Best Little Fundraiser Advocate there was.” Betty was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Altar Society. She was also a Charter Director of the Stewart Rehabilitation Center Woman’s Board. Betty enjoyed playing golf. She had the honor of holding the Women’s Club Championship at Riverside Golf Course in the mid 1960’s. She enjoyed many years of skiing at Snowbasin and various other resorts in the west. She and Larry were early members of the Mt. Ogden Ski Club in Ogden. Besides skiing, she and her husband, Larry were fortunate enough to “Enjoy Life to its Fullest” be that traveling to Europe, visiting relatives in Italy, rafting in Southern Utah or fishing in Alaska. She was preceded in death by her parents, and 1 brother, Bob Todeschi. She is survived by her husband, Larry and 2 children, Kent Kasting (Connie), Bozeman, Montana and Susan Cross (Tony), Pleasant View, Utah, 1 brother, Joe Todeschi (Carol), Denver, Colorado, sister-in-law, Bonnie Todeschi, Nampa, Idaho. Also surviving are 3 grandchildren, Justin Kasting, Adam Hemmelgarn, Dr. Carey Hemmelgarn and 1 great grandson. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the various agencies that cared for Betty. Thank you to Peach Tree Assisted Living Center, their aids and nurses being so loving and patient with Betty. Also, thank you to Life Path and Applegate Hospices for the quality of care they gave to Betty and her family. A special thanks to Sue Mullikin for her friendship and compassion she gave to Larry and Susan in the early stages of Betty’s decline. Mom, by your example, you taught kindness, strength, and spirituality to your children. Your job is done and we thank you for BEING YOU!The family will meet friends on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah from 6-8 p.m. with Holy Rosary at 8:00 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 247 24th Street, Ogden. Graveside services will be held at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah immediately following mass. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in Betty’s name to the St. Benedicts Foundation, 6000 South 1075 East, Ogden, Utah, 84405-4945.


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Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2011

Time: 10:00 am -

St. Joseph Catholic Church


514 24th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: July 17, 1928
Died: May 23, 2011

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Deborah Goodwin posted on 7/12/11

Susan, Larry and family,I am sorry for your loss and about getting a note to you so late.I grew up knowing all of you through horses mostly and school and of course St. Marys Chuch. As I remember, Betty was always a bright spot everywhere and she was quite outgoing, always sharing a story or laugh with friends. I did not know her during the last years and having heard from my mom and dad about how difficult it was for her, I can only imagine how hard it was for all of you. The lord works in mysterious ways and we'll never know why some of the burdens in life are put on us, we only know that we love and become stronger.Please except my sincerest sympathies and know that I am thinking of all of you in the very best way. Sending love to all of you,Deborah


Sister Luke Hoschette posted on 6/2/11

Dear Larry and SusanI'm sorry I won't be at the funeral of dear Betty. I have a meeting at the hospital with out-of-town people. But you will all be in my prayers. Because I was unable to be present for the viewing and/or rosary, I want to assure you that my next rosary will be for Betty. She was such a lovely woman - I'm sure she was a great wife and mother. You were blessed to have her in your life. And I was too - as well as all of the sisters for she was with us in many ways over the years. While she will be missed, there is consolation in knowing that she is out of her suffering and at home with the Lord. What could be more wonderful! Please know of my sympathy and my prayers for you and the family at this time. May she rest in peace. With love Sister Luke


Shauna (Shiramizu) Riley posted on 6/2/11

Susan,I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. My parents remember when you and your parents lived behind us in Roy. Know that you are in my thoughts for your loss. I know that it must be hard. It has been two years this past month since my husband, Henry passed away and I know the pain that you must be going through.My parents and I are unable to come to the viewing and to the funeral. We have been sick with colds and did not want to be around people. Take care.Love, Shauna


Carol Rodgers posted on 6/1/11

My most blessed memory of Betty is when she sponsored me when I joined the Catholic Church at St. Mary's. She was such a sweet person and I feel honored to have had her as my sponsor on such a special occasion.


M.J. Bertagnolli posted on 6/1/11

Wishing you Peace in knowing that she is in a better place. I remember her from St. Mary's Church many years ago at our social activities and mass. It is always sad to lose such a special person. Our prayerss are with you especially during this time of sorrow. M.J. Bertagnolli and family.


Robert and Linda Housley posted on 5/31/11

J.R. Sorry to hear about Betty's passing.Our hearts do go out to you and your family.Seems like the years are not as kind to us as they were in times past.You are in our prayers.Bob and Linda


Jane Mersen posted on 5/31/11

Kent, Connie, Larry and family,OUr thoughts and prayers are with you this week. Betty was a great lady and we know she loved you all very much. Jane and Jake.


Shelley and Walter Fleming posted on 5/31/11

We are so sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Your mother will always be with you in memory and spirit.


Cristina Valentini posted on 5/31/11

I wanted to say you all, our sorrow for Betty's death.We met her & Larry many years ago, in Banco at my gradfathers hause, during their visit in Italy.I remember her like a very sweet and smiling person.Her brother Joe sometime was giving us information about her sickness.She's now in a better place, praying and looking after you & after us. Love, sincerely.Cristina & Tony


Brady & Jacquie Wood posted on 5/31/11

Larry: We are sadden with the passing of such a great person. Jacquie & I had the wonderful privilige to golf with Betty at Wasatch on one of her last times golfing with RGA. She made almost every putt she tried, & we spent the afternoon laughing at her good fortunes. She will be in our hearts always. Love, Brady & Jacquie Wood


Joe Angle posted on 5/30/11

Hi Larry and Family Words cannot say the grief you and family are going thru nowMay God bless you and keep you under his hand for now thru this sorrowful time I will stop in and see you sometimeJoe


Bill and Marilyn Hinds posted on 5/30/11

Lawrence, Kenter and Susan...We share your loss and have fond memories of Betty and her sweet and caring ways. She was truly special and always upbeat with a special smile and that's the way we will always remeber her. Know that she is now in a better place and will be waiting to greet you when you when your time comes.Love, Bill, Marilyn, Rick and Billy Hinds


Bill and Marilyn Hinds posted on 5/30/11

Lawrence, Kenter and Susan...We share your loss and have fond memories of Betty and her sweet and caring ways. She was truly special and always upbeat with a special smile and that's the way we will always remeber her. Know that she is now in a better place and will be waiting to greet you when you when your time comes.Love, Bill, Marilyn, Rick and Billy Hinds