|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1932|
|Death: ||Feb. 4, 2007|
Wayne Jackson Stanton left this mortal existence on Feb. 4, 2007. He was born Nov. 10, 1932 to Joseph Leslie Stanton and Melva Elizabeth Jackson. He married Eluned (Lyn) Whitton Jan. 27, 1955 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Wayne attended West and Granite High Schools, graduating from Granite. For the love of his country he served 22 years of active duty in the US Army. Wayne’s military training led to his civilian career as a computer programmer for Salt Lake City Corporation.
Wayne and his beloved companion and best friend, Lyn, did not let any “grass grow under their feet”. They served two missions for the LDS Church and traveled many places in the US and the world. Wayne enjoyed taking pictures of all the places they visited.
Wayne had a lifetime of service in the LDS Church and was a branch president in Germany, counselor in the presidency of the Stuttgart Germany Servicemen’s Stake and bishop in Salt Lake. He always served in any capacity to which he was called.
He was a dedicated and wonderful father and grandfather and leaves, in addition to his wife Lyn, two sons and two daughters: Roger Wayne Stanton, Julie (Randy) Basham, Gayle (Steve) Greene, and David Andrew (Valerie) Stanton; 12 grandchildren; sister Marilyn (Kaye) Nelson of Hurricane, Utah and brother David (Ginger) Stanton of Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Thanks to the IHC Hospice nurses and other caregivers for their kindness and care to Wayne as his life ebbed away. Thanks also to many friends and neighbors for their love and support. We, his family and friends, will miss his wonderful sense of humor, imagination and creativity. He was a gentle soul and loved by all those whose life he touched.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Feb 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. at the Chapel at Utah Veterans Memorial Park, 17100 S. Camp Williams Road in Bluffdale, Utah. Friends and family may call at the Chapel beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment with military honors will follow at the Utah Veterans Memorial Park.
Joseph Stanton (1905 - 1977)
Melva J Stanton (1910 - 1979)
Utah State Veterans Memorial Park
Salt Lake County
Maintained by: Ryan D. Curtis
Originally Created by: John Warnke (inactive)
Record added: Sep 18, 2007
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