Elizabeth Owen Anderton, age 74, of Ogden, Utah, died from her battle with cancer on May 24, 2013. She left us peacefully with her husband, family and friends at her side.
She was born to the late Milton Herbert and Marie Hill Owen, December 13, 1938, in Preston, Franklin, Idaho. She married Daniel J. Anderton on September 21, 1958 in the LDS Logan Temple. They've lived together in Ogden for the past 55 years.
Elizabeth was primarily a homemaker; however, she worked for the Children's Friend for the LDS church, providing daycare for children and as a ceramic art teacher. She was an active member of the LDS Church, and most recently a dedicated participant in the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers organization in Ogden. She was an avid scout mother and in 1976 was recognized as the Weber View District Outstanding Lady Scouter of the year for her organization and leadership to a Boy Scout Colonial Flag Ceremony Team. One of her most cherished life decisions was when she and her husband were called to and served an LDS mission in the England Leeds Mission from 1992 - 1994.
Elizabeth is survived by her Husband, Daniel J. Anderton, four children, Cindy M. Sharp (Ogden, UT), Rebekah (Kelly) McGill (Ogden, UT), Glenn O. (Cindy) Anderton (San Antonio, TX) and Stuart D. (Cindy) Anderton (Ogden, UT). She is also survived by eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She is also survived by the following siblings. Jeanette (Donald) Christensen, Stephen (Marlene) Owen, Lyle (Myndel) Owen, Richard Owen, Mark (Fayelyn) Owen, all of Preston, Idaho and Nancy Higgs of Amarillo, Texas.
A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the Ogden Myers Mortuary Funeral Home, 845 Washington Blvd. Another viewing will take place at the LDS Rockcliff 7th Ward building, 300 Gramercy Ave. on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 10 to 10:45 a.m., with the funeral service following at 11 a.m. Interment, Evergreen Memorial Gardens cemetery.
The family thanks the many friends who assisted in caring for Elizabeth. The family also wishes to thank the ladies and gentlemen from Essential Care for their excellent care and personal attention to Elizabeth in her last few weeks of life.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.myers-mortuary.com