Eloise Walker Herron left this life on May 5, 2016 at her home in Monticello, UT.
She was born August 18, 1929 in Red Mesa, CO to Jesse L. and Nettie Eaton Walker. She grew up in Red Mesa and Blanding, graduating from San Juan High School.
She married Lonny D. Herron in March of 1949, making their home in Salina, UT for many years.
From this marriage were born three children; Lana, Eric, and Mark Herron.
She divorced, returning to Blanding in 1958.
She married, Silas D. Barton of Monticello in August of 1959.
Of this marriage were born Dela “Heidi” Brooks and Deri Stewart. The family lived in Monticello until 1968, when that marriage dissolved.
After leaving Monticello, Eloise lived in Kayenta, AZ for a little over a year, then Bismarck, ND for a year before moving to Phoenix, AZ, in 1970.
There she worked and attended college obtaining her associates degree in Accounting.
In 1976, she and all of her children returned to Monticello, where she lived for the rest of her life.
She worked for many years as the Medical Records Technician for the San Juan Hospital, as an Accountant for Black Oil, as an Office Manager for Utah Gas, then at the Wayside Inn as a desk clerk, finally retiring in 2002.
She is survived by sisters Belva (Joe) Nielson, Arlea (Lark) Washburn, Jeanette (Sam) Christensen, Lynda (Glen) Bean, brothers; Sherrel (Helen Black) Walker, Jerry G (Tracy Somerville) Walker, and sister-in-law Yvonne Fuller Walker (Dale’s wife).
She is also survived by her children Lana Herron, Eric Herron, Deri Stewart all currently of Monticello, and Heidi Barton (Faron) Brooks of Colorado Springs, CO, 11 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, siblings and their spouses; Riley and Virginia McKinney Walker, Verda and Charles Gallagher, Dale (Bose) Walker, Belva’s husband Hans Joseph Nielson, Arlea’s husband Lark L Washburn, Lynda’s husband Glen Bean, both ex-husbands and her son Mark Phillip Herron.
Memorial services were held at 2 p.m. on May 11, 2016 at the Monticello City Cemetery.
Card of thanks
We express our sincere thanks to our family members, neighbors, and friends for their support and acts of kindness regarding the recent loss of our mother.
Special appreciation to the managers of the Wells Fargo and Zions banks, to Tanya Lowry and the Monticello Cemetery personnel, San Juan Mortuary and to the Relief Society Second ward.
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