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Marjorie Bitter

October 13, 1922 — February 27, 2023

Orem, Utah

Marjorie Ann Bennion Bitter, who led a life well-lived, passed away surrounded by family members at Covington Assisted Living of Orem on February 27, 2023. She achieved the distinction of passing a ‘century of living’ this past October 13th.  The daughter of Orson Bennion and Geneve Horne, Marjorie was born on October 13, 1922, at the family ranch home near Cokeville Wyoming. She grew up on the ranch, graduated from Cokeville High School then later attended LDS Business College and Utah State University.  She departed her educational pursuits early to move to the Tacoma shipyards to support the World Ward II effort.  In Tacoma, she served as the executive secretary to the superintendent of the shipyards.

While attending church in Tacoma, she met the love of her life, Charles Eldon Bitter.  They were married on February 3, 1945, in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Together, they successfully reared two daughters and four sons. Her career choice was that of homemaker where she excelled.

She and Eldon remained faithful and active in church service where she served in many different callings.  More importantly, Marjorie was well known for her effectual personal ministry to others.  Her ability to discern the needs of others was consistently followed by quick action.  As a result, the Bitter home provided shelter for many ‘extended family’ members over the decades who were attending university studies or some other form of life transition. Because of that there are numerous individuals and families outside of Marjorie’s direct posterity who simply refer to her as ‘Mom or Grandma Bitter’.

Eldon and Marge have 38 grandchildren and 89 great-grandchildren. Marjorie is preceded in death by her husband Charles Eldon Bitter, parents Orson & Geneve Bennion, her siblings and their spouses Geneve (William) Miller, Orson Frank Bennion, Marian Jane (Dale) Sparks, and Eleanor (Clark) Spendlove. Simply put, she is the last of her generation to depart from this earthly state.  Marjorie is survived by her children Howard (Lori) Bitter, Douglas (Elaine) Bitter, Jerry (Laurie) Bitter, Carolyn (James) Hall, Julie (Randy) Young and David (Karla) Bitter.

For those wishing to pay their last respects, a viewing will be held at the Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary, 495 S. State St. in Orem, on Sunday evening March 5th from 6-8 p.m. There will also be a viewing prior to the funeral on Monday, March 6th from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. at the Aspen 3rd/5th/9th Ward building, 828 West 1600 North, Orem. The funeral will follow at 11:00 a.m. at the same location.

Marjorie’s internment will be at the Utah Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Camp Williams alongside her beloved husband.

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Family Viewing

Sunday, March 5, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Mountain time)

Sundberg-Olpin Mortuary

495 S State St, Orem, UT 84058

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Monday, March 6, 2023

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828 West 1600 North - LDS Chapel

828 West 1600 North, Orem, UT 84057

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Monday, March 6, 2023

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