Betty Shields Castagno

Betty Shields Castagno, Mother, Grandmother and Friend to all passed from this life to be reunited with her sweetheart on March 30th, 2016. Betty was born in Pine Canyon UT onDecember 9th, 1925 to Don Shields and Eva Sagers. She was theyoungest of 4 children, Therman, Elma, and Erma. Betty was born and raised in Pine Canyon, and was blessed to live there all of her 90 years with the exception of a few years spent on theCastagno family ranch in Ophir. She was a graduate of Tooele High School. Betty met the love of her life, Gene Castagno at the age of 14 and after his service in the Navy they were married January 18, 1947. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on October 11, 1974. Her friends and family were the highlight of her life! She loved watching any sporting event especially her kids, grandkids, BYU and the Utah Jazz. She has been a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints holding many different callings including coach, single adult leader and was young women’s secretary in her 80’s, she was a devoted visiting teacher. For 29 years she volunteered her time as a tour guide at the Tooele Valley Train Museum where she shared her knowledge and love of Tooele County. She was a hard worker starting out in high school at Bevans Hardware, later in life she worked as the Chemist Assistant at the International Smelting and Refining Company. She loved to be of service to everyone, 1,000’s of loaves of bread and root beer floats were delivered over the years topeople she felt needed love and service. She never met a stranger she didn’t like, and everyone that met her loved her.She had a tendency to play jokes. She was always ready to show love with food in the fridge and a laugh in hand. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, sister, daughter in law (Kim Castagno), and son in law (Richard Warner). She is survived by her children Shauna Warner, Tom (Jodi) Castagno, and Leo (Becky) Castagno, 36 grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. Funeral Services will be held Monday, April 4th, 2016 at 11:00 at the Pine Canyon LDS Church (2032 Churchwood Drive, Pine Canyon UT) Viewing will be held Sunday April 3rd at the Pine Canyon Church from 6:00-8:00 PM and also at 10:00 AM on Monday April 4th. She has been a teacher, friend, neighbor, and a true treasure to many, ultimately, Betty was a true disciple of Christ and we all cherish the memories we have made with her. Services entrusted with Didericksen Memorial, 435-277-0050.

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