William (Bill) Colton Jr.


William (Bill) Colton Jr. returned to his Heavenly Father and was reunited with his beloved wife Joyce Saturday January 25, 2015. Bill was born on April 4th 1930 to William Colton Sr. and Victoria Williams of Malad Idaho where he lived most of his life. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Northwest States Mission form 1950 until 1952 serving throughout the states of Washington and Oregon. In 1952 he entered the U. S. Army and served honorably as a radio operator in Korea. He saw combat for most of the two years he was in Korea and was discharged from the Army in 1954 After being discharged he returned to the family ranch in Malad and worked at Crowther’s Mill. He worked there for 16 years, starting as a floor sweeper and worked up to Night Miller. Bill also worked many years up to his retirement for the church performing building maintenance throughout the Malad Stake. On July 18th 1958 he and Joyce Alfreda Romrell were sealed for time and all eternity in the Logan Utah temple. Bill is proceded in death by his parents and wife along with an infant brother, Wesley. He is survived by his daughter Teresa Balzer (Mark) and son Alan, his grandchildren Merlin, Justin (Adriane), Melissa, Jessica, Mark Jr. (Raelle) and Hyrum, his great grandchildren Burkley, Javen, JayCee, Jazzmine, Kylie, Mickenzie, and Samantha. Bill is remembered by all for his humility and the friendship and love he showed to everyone he met. He frequently bore his testimony of the Gospel to his family and his written testimony is treasured by his family as a constant reminder of his great character and strength in the Gospel. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 30 at 11:00 a.m. in the Malad LDS Stake Center, 1250 N. 1100 W.. Friends may visit with the family at the Horsley Funeral Home on Thursday evening from 7-8 p.m. and on Friday from 9:30-10:45 a.m. Burial will follow in the Malad City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.horsleyfuneralhome.com

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