Auntie Ria, 51, passed away peacefully on Thursday February 19, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah surrounded by family. She was born on April 3, 1963 in Tooele, Utah, to Hubert and Regina Betonney. She graduated from high school on August 9, 1985 in Tooele. She went on to proudly serve her country in the United States Navy from May 1986 to December 1989. When she completed her Navy service she made her home in Southern California doing various shipyard work and then preparing taxes for H&R Block. She returned to her hometown of Tooele in August 2010. She loved carving pumpkins and dressing up for Halloween, painting and hunting for Easter eggs, setting off fireworks on the 4th of July, and attempting to prank everyone she knew on April Fool’s Day. Maria was a kind and caring person who enjoyed spending time with her family and she was also an avid crafter including calligraphy, drawing and scrapbooking. She loved to preserve all of the photographs of her babies. Maria was fiercely committed to her family; she was deeply loved and cherished by all who knew her. She is preceded in death by her father, Hubert; her sister Phyllis and her brother Larmie. She is survived by her mother Regina; her brothers Kim “Koop” (Barbara) and Rod; her sister Tina. She is also survived by her nieces and nephews: Jamie (Jon), Marisa (Barry), Angela, Alicia, Alex, Lennon, Kenzie, Zach, Jude, Gussie, and Laramie. We want to express great appreciation to the staff at the University of Utah Hospital who cared for Maria with great love, tenderness, and respect. May God bless you. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Maria Betonney memorial fund at Mountain America Credit Union. A viewing will be held on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Church of Jesus Christ Tooele Stake Center 1025 West Utah Avenue Tooele, Utah. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m.at the Church of Jesus Christ Tooele North Stake Center 583 North 270 East Tooele, Utah. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.