Jerry E Orton October 30, 1940 - November 6, 2021


Jerry E Orton left this earth peacefully, surrounded by loved ones on Saturday, November 6, 2021. He was born on October 30, 1940, in Fairview, Utah to Irven Leroy Orton and Ileda Rose Garlick Orton.

He was the second oldest of eight children with six brothers and one sister. He graduated from North Sanpete High School. After graduation he joined the Navy and was stationed in Pearl Harbor for three years.

He married Kathleen Smith on June 30, 1966. They had one daughter. Jerry and Kathleen divorced in 1985.

He then married Nikki Sanderson in 1987 and instantly became a father to six more children and one grandson. Then the craziness ensued. Jerry truly enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a true family man. Every year he would rent out a cabin on Bear Lake so the family could get together and spend time and have fun playing in the lake. Everyone has wonderful memories that were made at Bear Lake.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Nikki, his children, Becky (Craig) Sumsion, Jodie Swenson, Stacy Reynolds, Verl (Jess) Sanderson, Sherri (Brandon) Page, Wendy (Joe) Davis and Trudy Boyack, 22 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Larry (Sonja) Orton, Keith Orton, Ronald (Sonya) Orton, Lois (Dick) Poole, Ralph Orton, Tony (Mari Layne), and Roger (Pam) Orton.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents, Irven and Ileda Orton, a grandson, Tripp Sanderson and his favorite sidekicks, Luke and Shadow.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 6 until 8 in the evening at the Walker Funeral Home, 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork, Utah. A second viewing will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2021, from 12 until 12:45 at the Mount Loafer Stake Building Mount Loafer Ward Building at 275 South 1400 East, Spanish Fork, Utah with the funeral service following at 1:00 in the afternoon. Interment will take place at the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.

 

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Viewings

A viewing will be held on

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

from 6 until 8 in the evening

at the Walker Funeral Home

187 South Main Street

Spanish Fork, Utah 84660

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A second viewing will be held on

Thursday, November 11, 2021

from 12 until 12:45

at the Mount Loafer Ward Building

275 South 1400 East

Spanish Fork, Utah 84660

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Service

A funeral service will be held on

Thursday, November 11, 2021

at 1 o'clock in the afternoon

at the Mount Loafer Ward Building

275 South 1400 East

Spanish Fork, Utah 84660

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Interment

Spanish Fork City Cemetery

Condolences(2)

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    Bobby Hartley says

    I don’t know if you all remember me from Fairview. Me and Tony used to mess around. Jerry is now at peace and with family. You have my prayers and may peace be with all of you.

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    stephen And Kathy tibbs says

    Jerry was a good man we are so glad to have known him and Nikki praying you can find comfort and peace at this time

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