George Howard Barton, formerly of Idaho Falls, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2014, in Illinois.
He was born April 9, 1924, to Joe and Blanche Barton. While attending high school, he worked at whatever odd jobs he could find, as did other family members, to help his family maintain food on the table.
After high school, he joined the Air Force during World War II. During that time, he met Daisy I. Criss, who soon became Daisy I. Barton. They had a daughter, Carol (Barton) Easterling, born Oct. 1, 1947, and a son, Lee Barton, born Nov. 6. 1951.
After leaving the military, he worked as an electrician until 1950, when he took a job with Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois. In 1959, George moved the family to Idaho Falls to work as a personnel manager for Argonne West. In 1963, he took a job with Brookhaven National Laboratory on Long Island. In 1969, he returned to Idaho Falls to work again for Argonne West in various management positions.
He and Daisy loved square dancing and round dancing and made many friends while dancing. Upon retirement in 1982, they moved to Yuma, Ariz., and then in 1995, they moved to Joliet, Ill.
His wife, Daisy, passed away Feb. 20, 2010, and Carol passed away Aug. 1, 2012.
His siblings preceded him in death, as did his parents.
Services with military honors were held at Fred Dames Funeral Home in Joliet, Ill., and his body was placed to rest at Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington, Ill.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a