Lillian Anderson Barton

March 4, 1929 - February 18, 2013
Visitation: Feb 23, 2013 • 11:30-12:30 p.m.
  - Location: Southern Utah Mortuary
Services: Feb 23, 2013 • 1:00 p.m.
  - Location: Southern Utah Mortuary

Lillian A. Barton age 83 passed away on Monday February 18, 2013 at her home in Cedar City, UT after a long struggle with congestive heart failure.

Lil was born March 4. 1929 in Beaver, UT to John and Erma Shougard Anderson. She went to school in Beaver, UT and graduated from Beaver High school. She married her sweetheart Clark G. Barton on Dec. 2, 1946 and they were married 63 years before he passed away in 2009. They lived in Clark's hometown of Paragonah for a short time before moving to Cedar City where they raised their 4 children.

Lil was very active in her younger years. She and Clark loved to square dance and were members of the Hay Cedars Square Dancing group. She also loved bowling and won many local and state awards.

While spending summers at their cabin on Cedar Mountain and winters in Beaver Dam she made many wonderful friends. Lil spent many a day while at Beaver Dam mastering the art of BINGO.

Lil worked at many jobs in Cedar including Hugh's Café and the Hong Kong Café. In 1970 Clark and Lil bought the Top Spot Drive Inn where she worked and taught many a girl how to use a mop and bucket until she retired in the late 70s.

Lil is survived by 3 of her children: Craig (Ann) Barton, Trudy (Steve) Reber and Kaylin (Paul) Sauer, 10 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. She was proceeded in death by her husband Clark, son Lee and granddaughter Mandy Reber. She is also proceeded in death by her brothers Paul, Miles, Tom, Bill and sisters Peggy, Donna and Barbara.

Funeral services will be held Saturday February 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at the Southern Utah Mortuary in Cedar City. At Lil's request there will be no viewing but family and friends are welcome to gather and pay their respects at the mortuary prior to the funeral from 11:30 to 12:30. Burial will be at the Cedar City Cemetery under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Cedar City Elks Lodge will be hosting a luncheon and get together in Lil's honor immediately after the services.

Sharon Elaine

A special person always leaves a footprint on your life. And nothing, not even death, can take those special memories away. May you find comfort and strength in the memories that have bloomed in your heart. May the warmth of family and friends never diminish. May God grant you peace. Galatians 1:3. My deepest condolences.

Lori Grimm-Bundy

Dear Craig, Trudy, Kaylin and family,
Know one has to tell you as you already know you were truly blessed to have such fine parents. I know that I, like so many others, have found memories of working with Clark and Lil. My heart is with you during this difficult time of grieving. It is well, though, that Lil and Clark are are one another's side again as they were always in lock step in this life and I hope it will be a comfort to you to know they are again. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ~In peace.

Rick Pruitt

Craig, I was saddened to hear of your mother's passing. She was a great lady!

John Anderson

I want to offer my deepest sympathy to the Family for the loss of such a wonderful women. My Aunt Lil and Uncle Clark were a huge part of my childhood and were always there to help me if I needed it. I have many fond memories that will always be with me.