David Sanford Colton, our loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed quietly away, Wednesday April 15, at the Pioneer Valley Hospital, after a short illness.
He was born March 7, 1920 in Price, Utah to Alta Bryner and Sanford Philander Colton. He was one of five children. He graduated from Carbon High School and was the Valedictorian of his class. He served throughout his life in many capacities in the LDS Church. He married his high school sweetheart, Rose Marie Mangone, in Castle Gate, Utah April 26, 1941. He played in many musical organizations throughout the years. He served for two years in the Military during World War II. Together with his wife he served Missions in Rome, Italy and Washington D.C. He was the founder and owner of David's Drapery for 31 years. Amongst his great loves were his High Priests' quorum, his church, his many friends and family, all the children of the neighborhood, and his many trips with his family to Disneyland.He is survived by his wife, West Valley City; two sons, David Wayne and his wife Maralyn; William Bryan and his wife Teddy; 13 grandchildren,
Cindy and her husband, Dan Weeks, Jared and his wife, Kim, Jacob, Joshua, Jed, Charlene, Celia, Marnie and her husband, Brian Thorpe, Mark (presently serving an LDS mission in the Italy Milan Mission), Ryan, Garrett, Tori, Jamie Colton; two great-grandchildren, Ashley Colton and Colton Weeks; two brothers, Richard Colton, Bellevue, Wash.; Robert Colton, San Diego, Calif. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Teresa, a brother, Lt. Don Edgar, and sister, Alice May Currie, and parents.
Funeral services will be held Monday April 20, 1992, 12 noon in the Hunter East Stake Center, 5000 West Pavant (3860 South), West Valley City, where friends may call for viewing Sunday evening, 6-8 p.m., and 10:45-11:45 a.m., one hour prior to services, Monday at the church.
Interment, Valley View Memorial Park.
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