, 84, died Jan. 31, 1980. He was born Feb. 28, 1895 at Taylorsville to Willard and Isabella Carter Pixton. He married Vern Gardner, June 27, 1917, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She died June 9, 1979.

Prominent and outstanding in all activities throughout his life, in high school, Utah State Agricultural College as coach and teacher and graduate.

He was employed by the Utah-Idaho Sugar Company, Federal Land Bank, Salt Lake County as agricultural agent.

His military career included twenty-seven years with the Utah National Guard, 145 Field Artillery Battalion as Commanding Officer. He retired from army service as a full colonel. He received the Bronze Star during the Pacific Campaign and was an outstanding marksman.

In civic service he was active with the Sons of the American Revolution and the Salt Lake Chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers. He was active in LDS church work and various civic clubs.

He is survived by a son and two daughters.

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