Elton Blackburn “Blackie”
1930 ~ 2016
Elton Blackburn passed peacefully away on January 22 surrounded
by his loving family. He was born to Claude Pace and Amy
Elton Blackburn. He married the love of his life, Evelyn
Jeanne Myers. Their marriage was later solemnized in the
Salt Lake Temple.
He retired after thirty years from the Utah State Prison,
where he started many programs. He was an avid outdoorsman
and loved hunting, fishing, horseback riding, leatherwork
and wagon building. He was always a cowboy and a comedian.
He is survived by his sweetheart, Jeanne, his children,
Jeann? (Gary) Saltas, Roy (Joan) Blackburn, Steve (Pam)
Blackburn, Scott (Maxine) Blackburn, Lisa (Martin) Cozzens,
Lori (Karl) Kyler, sister, Joanne Childers, 25 grandchildren,
38 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Galyn is preceded in death by his parents, one brother,
six sisters, and one great grandson.
Jeanne and family would like to express heartfelt gratitude
to Silverado Care Center and hospice staff, family and friends
for their love and support.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, January 27, 2016
at 11:00 am at the Alpine 1st LDS Ward Chapel, 890 North
Heritage Hills Drive, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may
call on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at
Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork,
Utah and on Wednesday morning at the church from 9:30 to
10:30 am prior to services. Interment will follow at Alpine