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Obituary: ORTON, ALMON

Published: Saturday, Dec. 27 2014 8:20 p.m. MST

Almon Day Orton 1943 ~ 2011

Almon Day Orton, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, 67, passed away on April 17, 2011, in Salt Lake City, Utah of heart failure after many years of battling diabetes and its complications.Almon was born November 9, 1943, in Parowan, Utah, to Almon Hills Orton and Arvilla Day. He married Sylvia Conger February 6, 1971, in Butler, Utah. Almon served in the US Navy during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Princeton. He worked for AT&T Long Lines, retiring with 35 years of service. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He spent his life in giving service to anyone who was in need. He especially loved camping and fishing with his family and friends. He also loved just hanging out with his best buddy, Jack Burt. Almon is survived by his wife, Sylvia, daughters, Nikki, Dayna, Lorrie, and Suzy (Chris) O'Bryant, granddaughters, Gracie, Sophie, and Ellie O'Bryant, sisters, Virginia (Don) Southam, Shauna (Graeme) Russell, and brother, Royden (Debbie) Orton. Preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Hilma (Max) Jensen and JoLynn Orton. The family would like to thank Dr. Melinda McAnulty for the special care she provided over the years. Memorial services will be held Friday, April 22, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the Cannon Mortuary, 2460 East Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, Utah. Friends may call at the mortuary from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. the day of the services. Interment Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Utah.