George Earl Heaton

11 Jul 1905 - 17 Feb 2005

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George Earl Heaton

11 Jul 1905 - 17 Feb 2005
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George Earl Heaton, of Alpine, Utah passed away February 17, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the comfort of his daughter Nanell's home. Born, July 11, 1905 in Orderville, Utah the son of William Hoyt and Persis Esplin Heaton. He married Jennie Palmer on June 1, 1926 in the St. George LDS Temple. Th

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George Earl Heaton


Alton Cemetery

Unnamed Rd
Kanab, Kane, Utah
United States

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The marker has the name of George Earl Heaton in the middle. Under his birth and death information is written "St George Temple".

The two wives are on each side of the marker and include the particular wedding date beneath their birth and death information.


May 1, 2013


April 28, 2013

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Obituary George Earl Heaton

Contributor: GreatLakes0928 Created: 3 years ago Updated: 3 years ago

George Earl Heaton, of Alpine, Utah passed away February 17, 2005 in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the comfort of his daughter Nanell's home. Born, July 11, 1905 in Orderville, Utah the son of William Hoyt and Persis Esplin Heaton. He married Jennie Palmer on June 1, 1926 in the St. George LDS Temple. They were blessed with two daughters. Jennie passed away on October 27, 1932. He later married Bertha Jolley on August 29, 1934 in the St. George LDS Temple. Together, they had four children. Bertha passed away April 10, 2003. George lived through a century of changes. He remembered the first car, the first airplane, and the first television. He was a dairy farmer, rancher, sheep herder, hunter, fisherman, jokester, and was loved by everyone who knew him. He had a love of life, nature, the mountains and especially his family. He loved his Alpine friends and the nightly visits in his dairy barn where his friends would gather to share funny stories and jokes. He always had a tale to tell to brighten your day. He couldn't keep a secret if his life depended on it. Even in his 99th year he could recall a joke he had heard when he was a kid. His eyes would sparkle when he laughed, especially if the story was a little naughty. He was the most honest person you could ever meet and did not have a deceitful bone in his body. He once wrote, "God bless our mountains, I do love them". He clearly left his mark on thousands of quakies where he carved his "GEH" and his awesome deer figure in Rush and East Fork "Fark". Everyone who knew him has fond, funny memories of being with him. He will always be remembered with a mischievous, happy smile. He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and served in many positions. He served a Western States mission from January 4, 1929 to August 1, 1930. He is survived by his children, Elaine H. Hoyt, Glendale, UT; Dorothy (Bud) Phillips, Kaysville, UT; Earl Burke (Carolyn) Heaton, Stanrod, UT; Nanell (Clealon) Mann, Salt Lake City, UT; Leona (Reid) Merrill, currently serving a LDS mission in Birmingham, AL; foster son, Rodney (Joann) Jackson, Centerville, UT and Son-in-law, Sherl Walker, Alpine, UT. His grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren were too GREAT in number to count. He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, his daughter, Gladys Walker; granddaughter, Connie Potter; grandson Guy Elmo Heaton; great grandson, David Elmo Potter, and son-in-law, Dilworth Hoyt. Also by his four brothers, Merrill, Lloyd, Ross and Gail and two sisters, Irene Baird and Geneva Pace. Burial will be in the Alton City Cemetery under the direction of Anderson and Sons Mortuary, American Fork. The family extends a special thanks to Becky Price his favorite nurse from Heritage Home Health Care. Also, thanks to all of his close friends and family that took the time to visit him and brighten his days in his later years.

Life timeline of George Earl Heaton

George Earl Heaton was born on 11 Jul 1905
George Earl Heaton was 7 years old when The British passenger liner RMS Titanic sinks in the North Atlantic at 2:20 a.m., two hours and forty minutes after hitting an iceberg. Only 710 of 2,227 passengers and crew on board survive. RMS Titanic was a British passenger liner that sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in the early hours of 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg during its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City. There were an estimated 2,224 passengers and crew aboard, and more than 1,500 died, making it one of the deadliest commercial peacetime maritime disasters in modern history. RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it entered service and was the second of three Olympic-class ocean liners operated by the White Star Line. It was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
George Earl Heaton was 24 years old when Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. George Herman "Babe" Ruth Jr. was an American professional baseball player whose career in Major League Baseball (MLB) spanned 22 seasons, from 1914 through 1935. Nicknamed "The Bambino" and "The Sultan of Swat", he began his MLB career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting records, including career home runs (714), runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), slugging percentage (.690), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164); the latter two still stand as of 2018. Ruth is regarded as one of the greatest sports heroes in American culture and is considered by many to be the greatest baseball player of all time. In 1936, Ruth was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of its "first five" inaugural members.
George Earl Heaton was 25 years old when Great Depression: In a State of the Union message, U.S. President Herbert Hoover proposes a $150 million (equivalent to $2,197,000,000 in 2017) public works program to help generate jobs and stimulate the economy. The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States. The timing of the Great Depression varied across nations; in most countries it started in 1929 and lasted until the late-1930s. It was the longest, deepest, and most widespread depression of the 20th century. In the 21st century, the Great Depression is commonly used as an example of how far the world's economy can decline.
George Earl Heaton was 40 years old when World War II: Nagasaki is devastated when an atomic bomb, Fat Man, is dropped by the United States B-29 Bockscar. Thirty-five thousand people are killed outright, including 23,200-28,200 Japanese war workers, 2,000 Korean forced workers, and 150 Japanese soldiers. Nagasaki is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan. The city's name, 長崎, means "long cape" in Japanese. Nagasaki became a centre of colonial Portuguese and Dutch influence in the 16th through 19th centuries, and the Hidden Christian Sites in the Nagasaki Region have been recognized and included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Part of Nagasaki was home to a major Imperial Japanese Navy base during the First Sino-Japanese War and Russo-Japanese War.
George Earl Heaton was 50 years old when Disneyland Hotel opens to the public in Anaheim, California. The Disneyland Hotel is a resort hotel located at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California, owned by the Walt Disney Company and operated through its Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products division. Opened on October 5, 1955, as a motor inn owned and operated by Jack Wrather under an agreement with Walt Disney, the hotel was the first to officially bear the Disney name. Under Wrather's ownership, the hotel underwent several expansions and renovations over the years before being acquired by Disney in 1988. The hotel was downsized to its present capacity in 1999 as part of the Disneyland Resort expansion.
George Earl Heaton was 59 years old when Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial inequality through nonviolence. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1954 until his death in 1968. Born in Atlanta, King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, tactics his Christian beliefs and the nonviolent activism of Mahatma Gandhi helped inspire.
George Earl Heaton was 68 years old when Vietnam War: The last United States combat soldiers leave South Vietnam. The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and in Vietnam as the Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a conflict that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975. It was the second of the Indochina Wars and was officially fought between North Vietnam and the government of South Vietnam. The North Vietnamese army was supported by the Soviet Union, China, and other communist allies; the South Vietnamese army was supported by the United States, South Korea, Australia, Thailand and other anti-communist allies. The war is considered a Cold War-era proxy war by some US perspectives. The majority of Americans believe the war was unjustified. The war would last roughly 19 years and would also form the Laotian Civil War as well as the Cambodian Civil War, which also saw all three countries become communist states in 1975.
George Earl Heaton was 84 years old when Cold War: Fall of the Berlin Wall: East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel to West Berlin. The Berlin Wall was a guarded concrete barrier that physically and ideologically divided Berlin from 1961 to 1989. Constructed by the German Democratic Republic, starting on 13 August 1961, the Wall cut off West Berlin from virtually all of surrounding East Germany and East Berlin until government officials opened it in November 1989. Its demolition officially began on 13 June 1990 and finished in 1992. The barrier included guard towers placed along large concrete walls, accompanied by a wide area that contained anti-vehicle trenches, "fakir beds" and other defenses. The Eastern Bloc portrayed the Wall as protecting its population from fascist elements conspiring to prevent the "will of the people" in building a socialist state in East Germany.
George Earl Heaton was 89 years old when The Rwandan genocide begins when the aircraft carrying Rwandan president Juvénal Habyarimana and Burundian president Cyprien Ntaryamira is shot down. The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated 500,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed during the 100-day period from 7 April to mid-July 1994, constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population. Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The genocide and widespread slaughter of Rwandans ended when the Tutsi-backed and heavily armed Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) led by Paul Kagame took control of the country. An estimated 2,000,000 Rwandans, mostly Hutus, were displaced and became refugees.
George Earl Heaton died on 17 Feb 2005 at the age of 99
Grave record for George Earl Heaton (11 Jul 1905 - 17 Feb 2005), BillionGraves Record 3736790 Kanab, Kane, Utah, United States