Decker Orton, age 79, died July 12, 2021 at his home in Parowan, Utah with his family by his side. He was born April 28, 1942 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Rula Decker and Don Bentley Orton. He served a 2 ½ year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Berlin, Germany. Upon returning, he married Katherine Orton in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 26, 1964. He was sealed to his sweetheart and girls in the Los Angeles Temple on October 4, 1975.
Decker was a loving and devoted husband and wonderful father. Being with his family, wherever they were, was one of the joys of his life. He was active in the Church, and served in the Bishopric of the Concord, California 3rd Ward.
Survivors include his wife Katherine Orton; children Michele (Chris) Ingram, Carrie (Craig) Christiansen, Stephanie Orton, and Jennifer Orton; grandchildren Charlie Decker (Kylie) Wilson, Kathryn (Chris) San Felipe, Kylee Elizabeth (Danny) Christiansen, Annaleigh McBride Orton; great-grandchildren Owen Lee Christiansen and Kyson John Dobson; and brother Gary (Sandy) Orton. He was preceded in death by his parents Rula and Don Orton; his son-in-law John Wilson; and his four sisters Mary Dawn Dalton, JoeAnn Hunter, Laree Orton, and Peggy Louise Orton.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 19, 2021 at 11:00 am in the Parowan 2nd Ward LDS Church, 59 South 100 West in Parowan. Viewings will be held at the Church on Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 PM and Monday morning from 9:00-10:30 AM. Burial will be in the Paragonah Cemetery following services. Arrangements were made with Mosdell Mortuary.
The family would like to express our love and appreciation for the staff of Zion’s Way Hospice; Anna, Colleen, Ellen, Hilda, and Austin. Thank you for your kindness and unfailing support and devotion to making his final moments comfortable. Your care was exceptional. For the friends and family members who reached out during this difficult time, “We love and appreciate each of you!” –Katherine and Girls