Barton, Hugh Jr.
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79, of Holbrook, AZ passed away on August 11, 2014 surrounded by his children. Hugh was born on July 12, 1935 in Holbrook, AZ to Hugh and Ruth (Brandley) Barton. Hugh was a lifetime resident of Holbrook and attended Holbrook High School before enlisting in the United States Army. He was a Korean War Veteran. Hugh owned and operated several businesses throughout his lifetime. He loved Petrified Wood, and spent most of his life crafting rock products that he sold at National Parks and businesses throughout the Southwest. Survivors include one son, Patrick Hugh Barton of Florence, AZ, three daughters, Stephanie Lynne Espitia of Florence, AZ, Leigh Cristin Saiz of Peoria, AZ, and Petra Elizabeth Gonzales of Peoria, AZ; two sisters, Bonnie Constance Gibson of Heber, AZ, and Lauraine May Sutherland of Show Low; 8 grandchildren. A gathering to celebrate his life will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, August 23 at Heward House, 108 Crestview Rd, Holbrook, AZ. All who knew and loved our dad are welcome to attend the gathering.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Aug. 14, 2014