In memory of
Bruce J Barton Manti, UT Bruce J Barton, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at his home in Manti. He lived an accomplished life for 88 years as a beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, musician, sheep rancher, and friend to many. He was born June 22, 1928, in Manti, Utah - the son of Alden K and Hazel J Barton. He married Barbara Jane Funk on September 7, 1951 in the Manti Temple. Bruce was a distinguished sheep rancher. His enthusiasm for his livestock and ranching never diminished. Bruce was very active in music from junior high through college and beyond, loving especially the Big Band Era and played in several different bands throughout the state of Utah. Survivors include His loving wife Barbara Jane; children: daughters; Mary Ruth Brunger (Tom); Rebecca Hullinger (Steve); son, Roger M Barton. 14 Grandchildren; 31 Great-Grandchildren; sister, Elaine Allred (Doug). He was preceded in death by daughter, Dianne Williams Reightley and son, John Bruce Barton; parents; brothers, George (Betty), Lee (Joy), and Donald (Barbara Sue); sister, Virginia (Keith). Funeral service will be held on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. in the Manti 8th Ward Chapel, 295 S Main, Manti. A viewing will be held Sunday, February 19 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Monday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Manti City Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com
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