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Retta Thornton Hylton
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Birth: Aug. 2, 1922
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1996
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Retta was the youngest daughter of a pair of twins born to Jessie Aldon Thornton & Myrtle Valentine Burningham.

OBITUARY is under photos and reads as follows:


Jan. 28, 1996 our mother has gone home to be with her family. She will be missed by all of us who loved her, but welcomed by all who have been waiting for her.
Mom was born Aug. 2, 1922, Salt Lake City the second twin of Myrtle and Jesse Thornton. She married George E. Hylton, Oct. 9, 1943 in Salt Lake City. During her life she was an LPN which enabled her care for many people. She spent many years caring for her husband.
Memories of our mom are of a generous woman who enjoyed traveling with her daughters, driving her car, going out to dinner, and talking on the phone. In the last years of her life she took up cross country skiing and bowling.
Survived by her loving daughters Sherrie Hardy (Brent); Carol Roberts (Jay); twin sister Ruth Burton; brother, Lloyd Thornton; six grandchildren, Kelly Hardy, Jeannie Warr, Greg Hardy, Beckie Cannon, Eddy Roberts and Debbie Sawyer (her faithful granddaughter who was always at her side); 13 great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by a son, George Jr., and husband George; mother, father, and a brother, Aldon.
Retta's family would like to express their thanks to the many care takers at Woodland Park who loved her and cared for her.
Friends and family may attend a viewing Wednesday, Jan.31st, from 6-8 p.m. at Memorial Estates, 7800 So. 3115 East to pay tribute to her life. A short memorial will be held for her on Thursday, Feb. 1st, by her family, at 11 a.m. and graveside services following. 
Family links: 
  Jesse Aldon Thornton (1897 - 1942)
  Myrtle Valentine Burningham Jordison (1899 - 1980)
  George Edward Hylton (1917 - 1981)*
  Sherrie Diana Hylton Hardy (1941 - 2010)*
  George Edward Hylton (1946 - 1946)*
  Aldon Edward Thornton (1918 - 1980)*
  Ruth Thornton Burton (1922 - 2002)*
  Retta Thornton Hylton (1922 - 1996)
  Lloyd B Thornton (1924 - 2012)*
*Calculated relationship
Mountain View Memorial Estates Cemetery
Cottonwood Heights
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA
Created by: Carol Roberts
Record added: Jan 16, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6095043
Retta <i>Thornton</i> Hylton
Added by: Carol Roberts
Retta <i>Thornton</i> Hylton
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- Diana
 Added: Mar. 6, 2011
Rest in peace Grandma -- you are whole again.
 Added: Sep. 12, 2006

- shauna farris
 Added: Jan. 1, 2004

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