He grew up in Hurricane and Highland, Utah. He graduated from Highland High school, and served in the 101st Airborne, US Army in the Korean War. He also served a LDS mission to Hong Kong. His hobbies included raising and showing pigeons and bee keeping.
He is survived by his wife Linda of Hurricane, Utah his children Anne Beddo, Stacey Stratton, Ron Stratton, Paul Stratton, Sonnet Peabody, Susette Gamble, Jon Stratton, Jeri Stubbs, Jim Pettus, Peggy Laprey, Tawna Fife, Todd Pettus and 69 Grandkids.
A Graveside service will be held March 19, 2014, 12 pm at the Hurricane Cemetery. You can pay your respects at the Hurricane West Stake Center, 272 S. 700 W. Hurricane, Utah from 10:45 to 11:45 am, March 19, 2014.
Arrangements are made under the direction of Heideman Hughes Mortuary-1037 E. 700 S., St.George, Utah.