Kenneth Asa Barton

September 19, 1899 - August 17, 1992




In memory of Kenneth Asa Barton. He was born in Greenville, Beaver County, Utah on September 19, 1899, the 7th and youngest child of John Hunter Barton and Eliza Jane Morgan. His brothers and sisters were Eva Jane Barton (1879 - 1957), Ray Hunter Barton (1881 - 1905), John Penn Barton (1883 - 1906), David Chesley Barton (1885 - 1967), Nina Esther Barton (1887 - 1905), and Ezra Cooper Barton (1894 - 1912).

He married Thelma Huntington on November 20, 1921 in Richfield, Sevier County, Utah. Thelma was born on August 2, 1902 in State Line, Iron County, Utah. Thelma died on February 17, 1990 in Beaver City, Beaver County, Utah. Kenneth died in Beaver City, Beaver County, Utah on August 17, 1992.

Kenneth Asa Barton, 92, died August 17, 1992 in the Beaver Valley Hospital. He was born September 19, 1889 in Beaver, Utah to John Hunter and Eliza Jane Morgan Barton. He married his sweetheart, Thelma Huntington November 20, 1921 in Richfield, Utah; marriage later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She preceded him in death, Feb. 17, 1990. Kenneth was a veteran of World War I and served in the U.S. Army. He was a member of the LDS Church. He helped establish and played in the Southern Utah Baseball League in the `20's. Kenneth served in various leadership positions including American Legion and the Lions Club of Beaver. Kenneth, with his brothers, were instrumental in organizing and creating the Beaver Horse Races. He was a prominent civic leader, merchant, rancher and sportsman.Survivors: sons and daughters, John K. and Jane Jensen, Salt Lake City; Faye B. Henrie, Carmel, California; Brent, Santa Ana, California; Kaye Bailey, Clayton, California; 16 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 20, 1992 at 1 p.m. in the Beaver 4th LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may call Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Southern Utah Mortuary in Beaver. Interment: Mountain View Cemetery.

I am the resurrection and the Life, Saith the Lord:
He that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.

I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:
and though his body be destroyed, yet shall I see GOD:
whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not as a stranger.

We brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.
The LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. AMEN

Ken's wife Thelma Huntington

Thelma later in life

Ken, Thelma and family


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