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George Munton

May 28, 1935 — August 10, 2023

George Earnest Munton, 88, passed away on August 10, 2023, in Provo, Utah. George was born in London, England to Frank Boughton Munton and Rose Naomi Hudson Munton. George lived in London as a child during World War II, spending a great deal of time in bomb shelters. He would sing to the people in the shelters to provide comfort in this frightening time. He survived the Blitz and as a teenager emigrated to Canada with his family. Later, they emigrated to the United States. George was a great patriot and loved the United States. He always expressed gratitude for the opportunities he received in his new country to obtain a higher education and a better life. He was proud of his efforts to become a legal citizen. Yet, he also retained a great love for his homeland, England.

George's most remarkable quality was his incredible faith in the Savior, Jesus Christ. His great faith was likely influenced in his early years with protection during the war and his family finding the gospel of Jesus Christ. George served a two-year mission in Montana. While he was serving as a missionary, his father met George's future wife, Audrey Louise Simmons, in a church musical. Frank kept telling Audrey that she needed to meet and date George after he returned from his mission. George's father's matchmaking worked, and George married Audrey on September 18, 1959, in the Los Angeles Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

George had the cutest English accent. He was a loving and fun husband, father, and grandfather. He played foosball, chess, and Chinese checkers with his grandchildren to the very end. In England, he was a chess champion as well as an excellent swimmer, almost qualifying for the Olympics. He liked to tease and he especially loved treats. He was also very particular about his food. He shared with his family traditional English fare such as egg-cuppy eggs, bubble and squeak, and trifle. He also loved marmite on his toast. He had a song for every occasion and if the words did not exactly fit, he would make them up. One of his favorite songs was "Shenandoah" and he also loved Johnny Cash songs. He loved watching black and white movies and Music and the Spoken Word. George loved to camp and travel. He took his family across the U.S. and also to foreign countries to live in his early married years.

George was a great educator. He worked hard to obtain his education and obtained a Master's Degree in Special Education. He worked with blind students as an Orientation Mobility Specialist. He would take them on adventures to learn to go grocery shopping and get treats and to teach them how to order food at a restaurant. He also had hobbies on the side and loved doing new things. He tried his hand at beekeeping until he was stung too many times. He tried his hand at farming and raising chickens and ducks. Later in his life he learned to sew and made quilts. He also became an avid water color painter and shared his artwork with family and friends.

George is survived by his sweet wife Audrey, his children: Scott G. Munton, Miriam L. Bledsoe, and Quinn D. Munton, his 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Frank Boughton Munton, Jr. George will be deeply missed by his family and friends for the joy he brought to their lives, his silly sense of humor, and his kind and gentle heart.

The service for George Munton will be held at a date to be announced. Please share a memory on George's Tribute Wall at www.AndersonMortuary.com.

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