“Uncle Buzz”\nRichard Jay Barton, beloved brother, uncle, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully Tuesday, May 1, 2007 in Murray, Utah. He was born on Dec. 26, 1921 to Clara and Ferdinand Barton in Salt Lake City, Utah. He married his sweetheart, Shirley Emma Naylor, on January 16, 1944 at the home of her parents. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She passed away on May 12, 2002.\nRichard graduated from Cyprus High School in Magna, Utah. He was employed at Kennecott Copper Corp. and retired after 43 years. After retiring, he stayed busy delivering flowers from a florist shop, and then driving truck for Castleston’s retail clothing store. He was a veteran, having served in the Navy during World War II. He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in various positions over the years.\nEveryone knew there was nothing more important to Buzz than serving his family. He was a shining example of unconditional love and devotion, while caring for Shirley during her many years of ill health. His generosity and acts of kindness were enjoyed and appreciated by his loved ones and friends. He always put others’ needs and wants before his own. He instilled in his grandsons a great work ethic and always encouraged them to do a job well done. He gave them jobs around his house and yard, and rewarded them with a little cash and some fun-filled memories.\nAlthough he has joined his sweetheart, his presence with his family will be missed so much.\nRichard is survived by his brother, Keith Barton (Barbara); sons, Robert O. Barton (Paula), Jeffery R. Barton (Roni), David M. Barton; daughter, Janet B. Schreck; along with seven grandsons; one granddaughter; and eight great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by his parents; wife, Shirley Emma Naylor; grandsons, Kelly Don Barton and Troy Barton.\nGraveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 5, 2007, at Valley View Memorial Park, 4335 W. 4100 So., West Valley City, Utah under the direction of Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary.