On September 11, 1992, James Barker Knighton departed thismortal existance. His departure was delayed by his determination to survive several organ transplants and his strong desire to be with his earthly family.
Born June 6, 1924 in Ogden, Utah to Daniel William Knighton and Leantine Barker, Jim Knighton grew in mind and body to gain the love and respect of all who knew him. He was a bomber pilot in World War II and served an LDS mission in the Western States Mission. The most important event of his life was his marriage to Nona Bunderson of Tremonton, UT in the Logan Temple on July 1, 1947. The product of this happy union was 10 children and 34 grandchildren, all of whom survive.During his life, Jim Knighton became a highly accomplished scientist in the atomic energy industry, earning worldwide respect for his achievements and contributions to the security of the free world. Jim was called to contribute his considerable talents in church service and met each task with an abundance of energy, enthusiasm, and love. All who knew Jim will readily acknowledge his compassion and dedication. In his later years, Jim became an avid family historian, and author and compiler of many volumes of history. While those in this life mourn his passing, Jim is now meeting those he wrote of so lovingly. He will be dearly missed, but we would not deprive him of these tender reunions and the freedom from suffering.
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on September 15, 1992 at the LDS Chapel, 6350 So. Rodeo Lane, Salt Lake City. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, Olympus Section, A viewing will be Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 So. Highland Dr., and at the Church from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. prior to the services.
Contributions in lieu of flowers should be made to the Deseret Foundation at LDS Hospital.
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