John 'Jack' Lynn Sutton
September 2, 1922 – July 5, 2014
John "Jack" Lynn Sutton was born Sept. 2, 1922, to Lynn V. Sutton and Helen Kay. After seeing Carrie Underwood at the Stadium of Fire on July 4th, Jack Sutton passed away from natural causes the following morning after having a night celebrating the holiday with many friends.
Jack moved to Park City in 1989 with the help of Gail Salowey, an employee for the State of Utah, and was able to help Jack find a home with Chrysalis in Park City, and both Salowey and Chrysalis have remained as his support coordinator/service provider and friend since that time. Jack quickly became a very engaged member of the Park City community, and could often be found frequenting the local coffee shops, and almost never missing the softball games on Wednesdays at the diamond at City Park that was later named Jack Sutton Field. Jack also enjoyed spending time with the Park City Fire Department and police men and women that serve the community, and loved being as involved as possible, including riding on fire trucks during the community parades, and attending as many community celebrations throughout the years and, most of all, collecting hats.
The Park City community has done a lot for Jack, including the Rotary Club raising money to help Jack buy a new pair of specialty made orthotic shoes when he was in need. Staff members like Debi Rowland and her family invited Jack to celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas for the past 23 years. Jack is considered part of the family. The Shepard of the Mountain Lutheran Church always went out of its way to include Jack each Christmas in its sub-for-Santa program too.
Please join us in celebrating Jack's life on Monday, July 21, from 4-6 p.m. at the Jack Sutton Field at City Park.
Published in The Park Record from July 16 to July 22, 2014