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.
For those unable to attend the services a livestream zoom will be provided.
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