• January 26, 1917 - December 25, 2017
  • Salt Lake City, Utah

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Nola Hess Barton passed away on December 25th, 2017 due to complications of old age.
She was born on January 26, 1917 to James Henry Jr. and Alice Tovey Hess in Fielding, Utah. She was the fourth of eight children. Nola spent her childhood and early teenage years living in Box Elder and Davies Counties. She attended Davis High School before moving to Greenville Utah in 1934.
Nola met her future husband, Joseph Barton, while living in Greenville and the couple married on May 14, 1935. They were later sealed in the Los Angeles Temple on January 24th, 1959. Nola and Joe were the parents of three children; Garold Clifton Barton; Alice Joyce Barton, who died of Polio at the age of eight months; and Alma West Barton.
In 1937, Joe secured a job with the Union Pacific Railroad and the couple moved to Yermo California and lived there shortly before Joe was transferred to Los Angeles. Nola and Joe lived in the L.A. area for several years until the state bought their house as part of a highway project and the family moved to Buena Park, California in 1957. When their sons both moved to Utah, Joe asked for a transfer to Salt Lake City, and the couple moved to the Sugarhouse area, where they stayed until Joseph's death in December 2000. Nola then moved to Orem, Utah, where she remained until her death.
She attended Cosmetology School at Fullerton Jr. College, California and passed those skills on to her sisters and granddaughters. She enjoyed making homemade chocolates, cooking, housekeeping, gardening and spending time with family and friends. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints, holding various positions in the church throughout her life and was also a member of the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers.
Nola is survived by her sister Myrtle Rappleye, her sons, Garold and West Barton, fourteen grandchildren, forty-nine great-grandchildren, and twenty one great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held on January 6th, 2017 at the Orem Orchard Stake Center, 810 East 600 North, Orem, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:00am to 10:00am., with he funeral beginning at 10:30am. The interment will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah.