William "Bill" Henry Barton
October 25, 1927 - April 13, 2013
William Henry Barton peacefully passed away on April, 13, 2013 with his loving family by his side.
Bill was born in Cedar City, UT on October 25, 1927 to William Austin and Rosella Almira Dorrity Barton. He was the third of nine children. Bill's hometown was Paragonah, UT but he made his home in Parowan, UT with his lifelong sweetheart.
On April 5, 1946, he joined the Air Force and was sent to serve in the Pacific Theatre during WWII
. His experiences while serving transformed the young farm boy into the strong and gentle man he was always known to be. Always striving to be the best man possible, he inspired greatness in others.
Upon his return from the service, he met the love of his life, Norda Memmott. They eloped on September 16, 1949. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple on April 18, 1964. They became the proud parents of three daughters and one son.
Bill was very spiritual and a devout Latter-day Saint throughout his life. Family meant everything to him. He was very service oriented whether it was to his family, church or community and was a long time member of the Lion's Club.
He loved nature. He hunted and fished for food, never for sport. He felt closest to our Lord hiking our beautiful Southern Utah Mountains.
Bill was a millwright by trade but worked numerous side jobs providing for his young family. He taught that one should never be ashamed of their occupation as long as it was honest work.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Norda; parents, Rosella and Austin; brothers Hanks, J Lynn, Mark; sisters Dorothy, Rose Ann and Vesta Rae.
He is survived by daughters, Vicki (Mike) Lee of Parowan, UT; Jill (Larry) Mace of Nephi, UT and Tonya (Glen) Taylor of Lehi, UT; son, Roy (Janet) Barton of Wright, WY; sisters, LaRue Mitchell of Reno, NV and Kathleen Orton of West Valley City, UT; 15 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
An evening viewing will be Friday, April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Services will be Saturday, April 20 at 11 a.m. A viewing will precede the services from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Viewing and services will be held at the Parowan 3rd ward LDS Church, 90 S. Main Street.
Thank you to Southern Utah Home Health and Hospice Services for their compassion and assistance in making our father's last moments peaceful. Words cannot express our gratitude.
Arrangements entrusted to the SWINDLEHURST FUNERAL HOME. www.swindlehurstfuneralhome.com