George Francis Barton died July 20, 2001 after a short illness.
He was born Jan 19, 1916 in Grand Junction, CO to Oakland George and Ag-nes Cosgrove Bar-ton. He had two brothers, James and Jules (Happy) Doucet; and two sisters, Ida and Agnes Barton, all of whom preceded him in death.
George graduated from St Joseph's High School and Ross Business College in Grand Junction before joining the United States Navy at the onset of World War II. He served as an aero-grapher on the aircraft car-rier, USS Card from 1941 to 1945. After returning from service, he moved with the Salt Lake Hardware Company to Salt Lake City, where he met and married Marjorie Rose Sullivan in 1953.
George was active in business, school and church organizations. He was former president of the Utah Paint Association, the Builders' Hardware Association and the Utah Feed Manufacturers Association. He was active in CYO and Ute Conference Football organizations. He was president of St. Ambrose Ambrosians Men's Club and a member of the Sierra Club and the Hibernian Society. He retired from American Salt Company, where he was a sales representative in 1981. He was an avid golfer, gardener and sports fan. Through his unselfish love, George has made us all better people.
He is survived by his wife, Marjorie; sons, Gene (Marghi), Mark (Nancy); and four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Katelyn, Michael, and Timothy Barton. He is also survived by his close friends, Boyd and Dorothy Ingalls.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Wed. July 25, 2001, 10:30 a.m. at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 1975 S. 2300 E. A Vigil service will be Tues. July 24, 7 p.m. at Neil O'Donnell and Sons Mortuary, 372 E. 100 S. where friends may call 6-7 p.m. Committal will follow after mass at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 4th Ave. and "T" St.
The family suggests contributions to Judge Memorial High School Scholarship Fund, 650 S. 1100 E, SLC, UT 84102, or to the National Ability Center in Park City, UT, or to the charity of your choice in George's name.
The family would like to thank Dr. Kevin McCusker and the staff at Salt Lake Regional Hospital for their caring service.