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Jetta Frances Carleton Lyon
Birth: Oct. 18, 1913
Holden
Johnson County
Missouri, USA
Death: Dec. 28, 1999
Santa Fe
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA

Jetta Frances Carleton was the daughter of Perry Amos Carleton and Armada Frances Mayhugh.

Jetta Carleton's obituary, from the Albuquerque Journal on December 31, 1999.

JETTA LYON , 86, of Santa Fe died Tuesday following a stroke. She was a writer. Her major work, written under her maiden name, Jetta Carleton, was "The Moonflower Vine," a novel from her childhood in rural Missouri. The book was published by Simon and Schuster in 1962 and became an immediate best-seller in both hardback and paperback. It was a selection of the Literary Guild and the Readers Digest Condensed Book Club. She was a graduate of Cottey College and the University of Missouri. She taught school briefly, wrote for radio in Kansas City and for television and advertising in New York. She and her husband lived in Hoboken, N.J., and Washington, D.C., before building a home in Santa Fe in 1970. They founded The Lightning Tree press in 1973, publishing nearly 100 titles. The Rocky Mountain Book Publishers Association honored them in 1991 with its first Rittenhouse Award for lifetime contributions to regional publishing. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Jene Lyon. She is survived by a sister and grand-nephew in Wichita, Kan. Friends scattered her ashes at her home in the Santa Fe foothills at 1 p.m. on Sunday. Santa Fe Funeral Options.

Jetta Frances Carleton was the daughter of Perry Amos Carleton and Amanda Frances Mayhugh.

( Editors Note: I lived on West Austin Street in Nevada near her parents and remember both Jene and Jetta as well as Jetta's two sisters. I married into the Carleton family and remember the reunions that her father, Perry, recorded. At the request of Jetta and her husband, Jene, Jetta's father, Perry Amos Carleton, wrote the History of the Carleton Family sometimes only a page a day before his death. I inherited this from Janell's grandmother, Lillie Pauline Carleton Merritt. WG ).
 
 
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 Parents:
  Perry Amos Carleton (1874 - 1964)
  Armada Frances Mayhugh Carleton (1876 - 1958)
 
 Spouse:
  Melvin Jene Lyon (1920 - 1993)*
 
 Siblings:
  Truma Carleton Beasley (1897 - 1970)*
  Sylva Yana Carleton Reid (1900 - 2001)*
  Jetta Frances Carleton Lyon (1913 - 1999)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cremated, Ashes scattered.
Specifically: Ashes scattered at her home.
 
Maintained by: Wayne Goates
Originally Created by: Steve Jones
Record added: Jan 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17558553
Jetta Frances <i>Carleton</i> Lyon
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double cousin
- Linda Dukes
 Added: Oct. 4, 2013

- Wayne Goates
 Added: Jun. 29, 2013
I just 'discovered' her book! How wonderful it was and what a great lady she must have been.
- Carla Love Maitland
 Added: Feb. 27, 2013
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