Ruth Larsen Bytheway, 93, passed away on Oct. 26, 2015, in St. George, Utah. She was born Dec. 29, 1921, in Spanish Fork, Utah, to John Arthur Larsen and Hazel Etta Chryst Larsen. She married Ralph Benjamin Bytheway. They were married in the SLC Temple on Jan 20, 1943.
Ruth was raised in the rural setting of Spanish Fork, Utah. Her father never owned a car — instead they used a horse and buggy. Ruth graduated high school from Spanish Fork High School. She worked professionally as a secretary, and she was a member of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She was a devout member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Ruth was an excellent cook and with a strong sense of family. We all enjoyed her monthly dinners cooked with love. Ruth had a special sense of humor and an unbounded love for her family!
She is survived by her children, Steven Bytheway (Laraine), Linda Carroll, Diane Burton (David), Karen Bickerstaff (Jim) and Scott Bytheway (Debi); 20 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, and two grandsons, Russell Bitton and Taylor Bytheway.
- Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 31, at 11 a.m. at the Leeds LDS Chapel, 75 N. Main St., Leeds.
- Visitations will be held Friday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m., and Saturday, 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to the services, both at the chapel.
- Internment will take place at the Hurricane City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the Dixie Regional Medical Center for their care during her final week. Family and friends are invited to share condolences online. Arrangements and memorial tree planting have been provided by Serenity Funeral Home of Southern Utah, 435-986-2085.