Joseph Stanley Colton


Joseph Stanley Colton passed away on March 18, 2010 with his loving children and grandchildren by his side. Joe was born on July 16,1940, he was the 6th child of Joseph J.and Hazel Colton.
Joe grew up in Malad, Idaho, graduating from Malad High School in 1958. Joe inlisted in the United States Army as soon as he graduated. Upon his graduation from Boot Camp, Joe came back to Malad and married his highschool sweetheart Sharon Christensen. They were the first couple to be married in the Virgina LDS church, they were later sealed in the Logan Temple in 1961. During his time in the US Army Joe was stationed in Fort Rucker Alabama and Fort Lewis Washington. During his time serving in the Army Joe chauffered a Officer. This Officer in the Army introduced Joe to his interest in collecting coins. They would spend time together searching for rare coins. Joe held various jobs when he was first out of the Army eventualy finding his life long career of truck driving. From delivering milk,hauling hay, to hauling CO2. Joe retired from trucking in 2009 at that time he worked for Reed Hurst Trucking. Joe and Sharon along with daughter Michelle and her family buillt their family cabin in Island Park. They spent many hours enjoying the outdoors. When the family was younger they spent their time snowmobilings, hunting, camping, fishing,cutting and hauling wood. Joe was active in the LDS Church holding various callings. Joe enjoyed playing practical jokes and telling many stories. Joe is survived by the following children Joseph Rodney(Annette) Colton, S. Michelle Geyer, Kelly Brent (Robi Jo) Colton his grandchildren, Amber & Joey Carter, Christopher (Amanda) Geyer, Brandon, Debanie, and Emma Lee Geyer, Lisa, Harry, & Ty Colton, Kelsea Jo,Sarah, and Jessica Colton and three great grandchildren, Elisha Joe, LiLee, Peyton and Colton Geyer and one brother Lavern Colton. Joe was proceeded in death by his wife Sharon, his parents,His daughter Debera leanne, His sisters Phyilis, Haxel Dean, Joyce, and Betty, and his son inlaw Micheal Geyer. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 12:00 noon in the Inkom LDS 1st Ward Chapel. Friends may visit with the Colton family on Tuesday, March 23 from 6:00-8:00pm at the church and again from 10:30-11:30a.m. on Wednesday prior ot the service at the church. Burial will follow in the Norton Cemetery. The funeral services are under the direction and care of Horsley’s Marsh Valley Funeral Home

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