Gregory Richard Barton
American Fork, Utah
Gregory Richard Barton passed away Easter Morning, March 27, 2016 in Provo, Utah.
He was born March 22, 1977 in Tooele, Utah. He was the youngest of six children born to Elmo Kay and Carol Barlow Barton.
He went to High School in St. George, Utah before moving to American Fork, Utah. After graduating from American Fork High School, Greg joined the Utah Army National Guard’s Military Intelligence Battalion. He spent the next two years in Monterey, CA training at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, DLIFLC, and becoming proficient in Mandarin Chinese. He later graduated with his bachelor degree from University of Phoenix.
On June 29, 2002 Greg was married to Janet Palmer in American Fork. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti, Utah Temple on October 22, 2005. They were blessed with 9 beautiful children, including 2 sets of twins.
Greg had a beautiful gift to love all of those whom he came in contact with. He’d bend over backwards not only to make you feel comfortable, but to recognize your inner beauty and self-worth. His unique ability to make you smile or double you over with laughter, (whether by something he said, or simply the animated look on his face) will truly be missed. He worked very hard to leave the world a better place than he found it.
He was a devoted father and loving husband who continually tried to better himself to that end. He will leave a legacy with his children through the amazing impact he had in their lives; teaching and guiding them. They, along with so many of us, will forever feel his influence as we journey through this life.
Greg, you made a difference. Thank you for being a part of our lives, and for always being willing to share the best of who you were.
Greg leaves his Wife, Janet, his Children: Hannah (14), Hailey (14), Caleb Jay Richard “C.J.” (13), Anthony (11), Jamie (11), Chuck Jonah (7), Samuel Kay (5), Lola Mae (3), Genevieve Sophia (1)
Parents Kay and Carol Barton, of American Fork, UT, Siblings: Joseph McKay “Mick”, Danbury, CT; Tammy (Dave) Maxwell, American Fork, UT; Bryan “Chuck” (Lynette) St. George, UT; Michelle (John) Kemp, Cary, NC; Brad (Jagaa) Alpine, UT and many Nephews, Nieces and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his Sister-in-Law and Nephew Heather Barton and her son Michael Ryan Barton. Also, gone before him to scout the trail, was his trusty and faithful dog, Jena.
Funeral services will be held Friday, April 1, 2016 at 10:30 am in the Harvest Hills 1st Ward, 270 West Harvest Hills Blvd, Saratoga Springs, UT. A viewing will be held Thursday, from 7-9 pm at Anderson & Sons Lone Peak Chapel, 6141 West 11000 North, Highland, UT and on Friday morning at the church from 9-10:15 am prior to the services. Please share a memory with us.
In lieu of flowers, please donate through PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the “Greg Barton Memorial Fund” at Mountain America Credit Union, Account # 0010356741.
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American Fork Chapel
49 East 100 North
American Fork, UT 84003
Lone Peak Chapel
6141 West 11000 North
Highland, UT 84003