Maxine Bitter Rytting, 74, our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, returned home to our Heavenly Father Wednesday, October 14, 1992 at the home of her daughter, Carolee in Clearfield, Utah.

      She was born May 16, 1918 in Teton City, Idaho, a daughter of Joseph Ericksen and Ruth Melinda Bunderson Bitter. She married George Rytting May 31, 1940 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She lived in Madison County, Idaho for 25 years and graduated form Madison High School. She has lived in Layton for the last 49 years. She worked for Davis County School Lunch for 18 years. She was an active member of the LDS Church serving as Primary president and teacher, Relief Society secretary, and visiting teacher. She served 12 years in the Name Extraction Program.She was a very loving and devoted wife and mother and was always proud of her family's accomplishments. She enjoyed music, especially George's musical talent, reading and cooking. Her family was her life and there was nothing she wouldn't do for them. She provided years of service and dedication to her family, friends and neighbors and taught her family the meaning of these values. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

      Surviving are her husband of 52 years, George; and seven children, Dr. Joseph Howard Rytting (Kay), Lawrence, Kansas; Marlow C. Rytting (Barbara), Layton; Linda Ruth Baer (Robert), Piedmont, Calif.; Dr. Marvin B. Rytting (Susan), Madison, Miss.; Sandra K. Joncas (Jerot), Kaysville; Carolee Schofield (Jeffery), Clearfield;

      Suzanne Montelongo (Gilbert Tony), West Point; 31 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; also her two brothers and two sisters, J. Melvin Bitter, Kaysville; Grant B. Bitter, Ruth Wayman, Patricia Birch, all of Salt Lake City. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and one son, George Melvin Rytting.

      Funeral services will be held Saturday,

      12 noon, October 17, 1992, at Park Street LDS Chapel, 275 Park Street, Layton. Friends may call Friday, 6-8 p.m. at the Lindqist Layton Mortuary, 1074 North Fairfield Road, and Saturday, at the church, from 10:45-11:45 a.m.

      Interment, Lindquist Memorial Park in Layton.

      "Who can find a virtuous woman, for her price is far above Rubies." Proverb 31:10

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