In Memory

Eric Orton

Eric Orton

Eric Glenn Orton, 65, passed away February 25, 2016 at his home due to complications from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.

He was born in Payson, UT to Dr. Glenn B. and Iris Orton. He was raised in Springville and graduated from Springville High School. He received his Associates Degree from UVU.

Eric married his high school sweetheart, Joan Crandall in the Salt Lake Temple on August 14, 1970. They made their home in Mapleton where they raised their five children.

Eric was an active member of the LDS Church where he served in many capacities. He was self employed the majority of his life doing excavation. Thru his work he made many acquaintances and lifelong friends. He was very creative and had a go big or go home attitude in everything he did. From school projects to tree houses, he put his whole heart into it.

He really enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting but one of his greatest joys was his 15 grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Joan of 45 years; his children: Jerry (Marci) Orton, Janeal (Richard) Durfey, Angela (Branden) Jamison, Jennifer (Brad) Poulsen, and Kellie (Dustin) Lee. He is also survived by his siblings: Sally (Eric) Showgren, Pete Orton, Larry (Sonja) Orton, Dean (June) Orton and Brent (Marie) Orton. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 10 a.m. in the Mapleton Stake Center at 970 North 400 East, Mapleton, Utah. Viewings will be held Tuesday, March 1st from 6 - 8 p.m. at Wheeler Mortuary, 211 East 200 South, Springville and Wednesday from 9 - 9:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Burial will be in the Mapleton Cemetery.

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02/27/16 10:29 AM #1    

Susan Hardy (Stutznegger)

I feel so sad.  I went to school with Eric and his brother John from Kindergarten through 12th grade.  We would find ourselves walking together as I passed his house headed towards Lincoln Elementary School (now the site of the post office).  He could always make me laugh.

Sending my love to Joan and the family.  He was a giant personality that will be missed.















































02/29/16 10:31 AM #2    

Shauna Davis (Noland)

Dear Joan, I am so sorry to hear about Eric.  Knowing  from my own experience how difficult it is to lose your husband, I send my deepest sympathy to you and your family.  Sincerely, Shauna Davis Johnson

03/03/16 05:40 PM #3    

Michael Stephenson

ERIC  was one of my best life long friends.  We grewup in the same ward. We went through all the grades together and all the scouting together. He sure took good care of his brother John where ever they were.               I will  always remember him as the good man and friend that I had.


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