Grant John AndertonFebruary 4, 1930 ~ February 5, 2017 (age 87)
Grant John Anderton, 87, of Marysvale, passed away February 5, 2017 in Richfield. He was born February 4, 1930 in Marysvale to Alma Wesley and Geneva Christina Anderson Anderton. He married Leona Marie Pehrson on November 17, 1948 in Richfield. Their marriage was solemnized July 1, 1963 in the Salt Lake Temple.
Grant worked for the Arco Reactor in Blackfoot, Idaho, then moved to work at the Tooele Army Depot in Tooele for 30 years. After retirement they moved back home to Marysvale to the family ranch to live his dream of ranching, hunting and fishing. The ranch was homesteaded in the 1890's and has always been in the family since that time. He loved the mountains.
Grant’s first priority was his family. He loved them dearly. He was a great teacher, sharing with his family his wisdom. He always wanted his family together. After the death of his daughter, he adopted and raised her daughters. He taught his son all about farming and raising sheep on the ranch. He was always concerned about his wife, Marie. He wanted to make sure she was always taken care of. He was also concerned about his brothers and their welfare.
He was a member of the LDS Church and had a strong faith and testimony.
Survived by his wife, Leona Marie; son, Keith Grant (Pamala) Anderton, Marysvale; granddaughters: ShyAnn Majesta Bukowski, Gunnison; ShaVon Monique Workman, Richfield;5 great-grandchildren; brothers: Robert (Vicki) Anderton, Marysvale; Donald Anderton, Rush Valley.
Preceded in death by: parents; daughter, Diana Marie Anderton Bird; grandson, Travis Demmings; siblings: Verl, Bud, Bernice, Harold, Maxine, Ned and Ralph.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Marysvale Ward Chapel, where friends may call from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Monroe City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com