Garl Royce Denton
Garl Royce Denton was born on May 16, 1942 at Teton Valley Hospital in Driggs, Idaho. He was the sixth and youngest child of Lester Denton and Edith Elizabeth Burnside Denton. He passed away at his home in Roseville, California on February 7, 2019.
 
His family lived in a three-room log cabin in Driggs until he was 12 and they moved to the J.O. White Farm in Darby. The family had owned and farmed 80 acres just north and east of the Spud Theatre. He grew up doing what boys did on farms in those days; milking and feeding cows, flood irrigating, and helping with the harvest of grain, hay and potatoes. All of this life his family used firewood to heat their home. Garl would go to the mountains and cut down trees and chop and haul the wood to the house. His family never had indoor plumbing.

He graduated from Teton High School and seminary. Following graduation he joined the Army National Guard and was sent to Fort Ord in Monterey Bay, California where he served for two years. After he was discharge, he moved to Ogden, Utah where his sister Charlotte lived. He stayed with her until he obtained employment with the Union Pacific Railroad where he continued to work for 20 years until his retirement in 1983.

He was always a bashful boy and a confirmed bachelor. He lived by and kept pretty much to himself. He had a very kind, gentle and tender spirit.

He was an accomplished leather worker, and car mechanic. He lifted weights  and was knowledgeable about the nutrition.

Garl is survived by his brother Val of Shelley, Idaho, his sister RoseAnn of Ogden, Utah, and his brother Vaun of Portland, Oregon. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Rex, and his sister Charlotte.

Sometime in the spring, when the snow has melted off of the Darby Cemetery, family and friends will meet and have a graveside memorial and bury his ashes next to his parents and Rex.

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