Florence Jackson Boulton 1917 ~ 2011

Florence Jackson Boulton, age 94, of St. George, Utah, passed away peacefully on June 6, 2011. She was born April 26, 1917 in Ogden, Utah, to Verna Cordon and Frank W. Jackson. Most of her childhood was spent in Ogden and Logan, Utah. She graduated from Utah State University in Logan, and it was there that she met her sweetheart, Howard (Bud) C. Boulton. They were married on October 14, 1940 in Everett, Washington, and their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Bud was a Scout Executive for the Boy Scouts of America. They raised their family in Utah and California and spent many summers at scout camps around the nation. She devoted her life to the service and guidance of young people and taught school for over 50 years. She loved education and received her Masters Degree in Special Education and continued to take classes for years. Flo and Bud served an LDS mission to Ireland and then served as LDS Chaplains at Philmont National Scout Ranch in New Mexico for five years. She held many positions of leadership in the LDS Church and loved the gospel. Bud passed away in January of 1991 in Salt Lake City, and shortly after she moved to St. George, Utah. where she continued to substitute teach. She will always be remembered for her limitless energy and her desire to be helpful and serve others. Up to her dying day, Grandma Flo would always ask everyone what she could do for them today. She was a volunteer for the Huntsman World Senior Games for years and her sewing skills can still be seen annually as she made most of the beautiful flags used for the Opening Ceremonies. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bud, and two sisters, Rae Ostler and Arlene Ficklin. She is survived by her children, Kathie Thayne (Gary), Teri Boulter (Bill), Chuck Boulton (Leslie), Karen Hilton Waldon (Clarke), and Garnetta O'Bray Chiles; 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren and her wonderful brother, Frank C. Jackson (Betty). The family thanks the dedicated staff at the Beehive Home for their care and love the last days of Grandma Flo's life. They helped her to maintain her independence and dignity as she grew older. Funeral services will be held in Sandy, Utah on Monday, June 13, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Chapel, 1950 East 10600 South. Friends may visit from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. prior to the services and interment will follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at www.Larkincares.com