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Obituary: BARTON, ADINA

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Adina Hart Wixom Needham Lloyd Barton "Dancing Again"

Adina Hart Wixom Barton, 103, passed away December 23, 2010 in her home in Salt Lake City, with family and friends close by. A very special mother now joins her eternal companion who died over 50 years ago.She was born September 13, 1907 in Farmington, Utah, the first daughter of Arthur W. and Evadyna Henderson Hart. While attending Utah State University, she met Carnell Wixom. They were married September 16, 1931 in the Logan Temple. He died in 1954. Adina was later married to James Needham and Roy Lloyd, both of whom preceded her in death. In 2005, at the age of 98 she married George Barton, who survives her. She was active in the LDS Church all her life, serving as teacher or leader in every organization possible. She also served as a temple worker for three years. As a widow, she supported her two sons on missions. For several years she modeled for Salt Lake City department stores and was always an example of grace and modesty. With her husband Carnell, they established the Wixom Piano Co. which she continued for several years following his death. In her advanced years, she wrote a book, "A Touch of Class," and taught self improvement classes called "A New You," to young people in Salt Lake City schools. She loved dancing and reading, both of which she enjoyed late into her life. In both Logan, Utah and Preston, Idaho she taught dancing. She and Carnell were dance instructors and participated in ballroom exhibition dancing in many LDS wards. She also had the opportunity to travel extensively for many years. She made friends wherever she went, always giving them a reason to smile. Her example of courage and positive attitude are a legacy that will be remembered by all who were a part of her life. Her only daughter, Shari (Mel Morrow) preceded her in death (1985), as well as three grandsons, John Morrow, David Morrow, and Caleb Wixom. She is survived by her sons Hartt (Judene), Ivins, Utah and Douglas (Charmagne), Provo, Utah, two brothers, Jed Hart, Bret Hart, and five sisters: Rhea Grandy, Arlette Day, Elna Palmer, Ada Kay Shumway, and Jocelyn Faux. She is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 48 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren, all of whom she was dedicated to staying connected with. Funeral services will be held Thursday December 30, 2010 at noon in the Winder 9th Ward, 1500 E. 4789 S. in Holladay, with a viewing one hour prior. Family may also be greeted the evening before at Holladay Cottonwood Mortuary, 4670 S. Highland Dr. from 7-9:00 p.m. Interment will be at Elysian Burial Gardens, 4620 S. 13th East, Murray.