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Friday, July 22, 2011

Memorial in Honor of Jim Lawton passed July 17,2011

In Honor of Jim (James) Lawton 77yrs young Memorial to a great human being.

 (Click above link to visit the whole memorial page for Jim. Update Billy Lawton did murder his father currently in Utah State Hospital, avoiding the Captial Murder Trial that may never happen)

Memorial in Honor of Jim Lawton passed July 17,2011

Jim Lawton

This is a Memorial page for the Family / Friends / anyone who was touched by the life of Jim (James) Lawton, 77 years young.

I last saw Jim on Saturday evening he left around 10:30pm or so after our usual evening conversations about the going on's in life, we talked of the past, the future things we wanted to do and a various spectrum of topics, however this night would be our last conversation together in this life.
Some time between 11pm and 8:30am Sunday morning Jim was taken from this life by a force of darkness who choose to end his life. And left him on a mountain road out side of Joseph, Utah, The investigation as to who & why is ongoing. But the fact is a wonderful human being had his life shortened. We shall at this time not post these events, they can be found elsewhere in the news. (I will share on another page the ongoing investigation / story, at least what is publicly allowed. Should be up this weekend)

Jim is to be remembered for who he was, what he did, his entertainment, his joy, laughter, his "Jimizsm" my wife and children call them, his words of advice. So much to remember of him, let us keep them and share them for all to learn as we remember his life.

This is a work in progress, and I would invite anyone who knew him, or met him to share their thoughts, stories, or things Jim told them of his life's adventures. We will share as we can his memories.
And Photo's of this kind, friend to all human being. May we all meet him some day again.

If you would like to add a comment(s) or photo's about Jim please feel free do do so under comments and we will add them to the page. Also if you would like to email them, send them to.

The Measure of ones life is based on the lives he touches in a good way during his sojourn here on Earth. Our memories are a result of his actions, let us remember the good and fun times.

New: Official Obituary.

James Roland Lawton
January 24, 1934 ~  July 17, 2011
Hometown: Monroe, UT  
James Roland Lawton, 77, passed away July 17, 2011 near Elsinore. He was born January 24, 1934 in Long Beach, California to Roland and Loraine Dorothy Eberhart Lawton. He married Isis Brown, later divorced. He married Judith Ann Phelps March 17, 1979 in Carson City, Nevada. The marriage was solemnized January 1981 in the Bellvue Washington Temple.

After graduating from Jordan High School, Jim life guarded at Green Valley Lake.
He served honorable in the US Coast Guard for six years, three of which were on the "Voice of America" in Rhodes, Greece.
He graduated from college and loved being a teacher to elementary school children.
He returned to Green Valley Lake as a real estate broker, a contractor and log home manufacturer.
Jim was a life-long learner, who love and lived every minute of every day to the fullest.
He was a friend to all people. He was forever young and invited all to his 100th birthday party in 2034. Most of all, he was a devoted family man.
Survived by his wife Judy, of Monroe; children: Brian (Marna) Price, San Clemente, CA; Jeff (Marcia) Price, Escondido, CA; Shery Gonzales, Dunsmuir, CA; Janet (David Genovese) Reilly, Aliso Viejo, CA; Billy Lawton, Monroe; 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; sister, Carol (Robert) Hotchkiss, Havre, Montana. Preceded in death by parents; step-father, Stuart Weber; brother, Freddie Lawton.
Graveside services and interment will be held Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at 1:15 p.m. in the Riverside National Veterans Cemetery in Riverside, California with military honors.
Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
Online guestbook at

If you have a thought, memory, story, experience with Jim please add it in our comment place below and we shall add it to the main Memorial page with the rest. Thank you.

1 comment:

  1. One thing about Jim, I think everyone who's been invited to his 100th Birthday party in 2034 if your still alive, should throw him a big 100 bday party on his behalf where ever you will be at that time. Jim would get a big kick out of it watching us from Heaven do that for him. just a thought for the future.