Byron H. Colton passed away May 31, 2022 peacefully and surrounded by family. He was born December 2nd, 1943, to Merrill B. and Edith Colton in Roosevelt, Utah and learned quickly he had a mechanical knack and could fix anything that was placed in front of him. This talent would carry on throughout his life and benefit many people. As a child, he lived in Roosevelt, Vernal, Myton, and Sandy, Utah, graduating from Jordan High School. As a young man, he was called to the North Eastern States Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and he loved to talk about walking amongst the historical church sites within his mission. He later would serve in multiple positions in the church and always had a great love for the Savior. Upon his return, he met and married Nancy Farnsworth of Salt Lake City, Utah. Shortly after, he enlisted with the U.S. Army and completed officer training, serving three years in the Vietnam War as an electronic technician, GS 5 specialist.
He had tremendous love for our country and respect for the people that serve our nation. The flag held a special place in his heart. Together, Byron and Nancy had two children, Byron James and Trenton Harlow. With his family, he has enjoyed: Jeeping, being with his dogs, camping, river rafting, flying RC airplanes, guitar-playing, and story-telling. He was a Master woodworker and a member of the Woodworking Association of Utah. He made many heirlooms for all twelve of his grandchildren to cherish. He loved his grandchildren, and more than anything, enjoyed watching their events.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; brother, Boyd (Jackie) Colton; brother, Gregory (Ilene) Colton; sister, Marilyn (Bill) Masapust; son, Byron James (Cynthia) Colton; Trenton (Jackie) Colton and grandchildren: Caroline Colton, Tyson (Lindsey) Colton, Megan Colton, Kenadi (Christian) Garner, Jacob Colton, Jaron Colton, and Elie Colton. He is preceded in death by his father, Merrill B. Colton; mother, Edith Hancock Colton; in-laws, Harlow and Merlyn Farnsworth; brother, Darwin Colton.
Graveside Services for Byron will be held Friday, June 3, 2022 at the Maeser Fairview Cemetery. A viewing from 11:30-12:30pm at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary. Military Honors from the American Legion.
A viewing from 11:30am - 12:30 pm at the Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
Military Honors from the American Legion.