My beautiful wife, Elaine Walton, age 70, passed away on December 8th, 2022 peacefully at home surrounded by loved ones after a two year courageous battle with lung cancer.
Elaine was born on April 10th, 1952 to James and Dorothy Walker in Alabama. She graduated from high school at Tuscaloosa High.
She joined the Air Force in 1970 later moved to Utah where she had four sons Chris, Robert, Stevie and Nick Mandarino from a previous marriage. Later divorced.
Elaine worked for Ponderosa Steakhouse for 10 years. During this time she met the love of her life Bill Walton. They got married two years later in September 1988. After she left Ponderosa she helped take care of a dear family friend for six months before starting her career at Harmon’s Grocery Store, where she worked for 26 years before retiring. Elaine had many regular customers and fellow associates that she adored and that adored her.
Bill and Elaine were married for 34 years and they enjoyed many vacations to Vegas and could be found playing Bingo, slot machines or the lottery. Elaine had a great love for the Utah Jazz and Alabama and U of U football. She loved to read.
She made a big impact on many peoples lives always available for love, advice, support and acceptance. She had a special pen pall Beth Knox of Mississippi; who’s cards helped her through her trials.
Elaine is survived by her husband Bill Walton; sister Elise (Clyde) Kilgora of Mississippi, Cheryl (Mackie) Lott of Mississippi; brothers Floyd Walker of Alabama, Lynn (Misa) Walker of Alabama; four sons Chris, Robert, Stevie and Nick; 15 grandchildren; along with brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is preceded in death by her parents James Walker and Dorothy Walker Wilson; and her in-laws Alfred and LaRetta Walton.
We express our gratitude to hospice workers Amber, Brittney, Cierra, Taylor and Jody for their compassionate care, along with all the doctors and nurses and Infusion nurses at Intermountain Medical Center.
A viewing will be held on Friday, December 16th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 E. Dimple Dell Rd. (10600 S.), Sandy. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 2:00 PM with a viewing one hour prior to the services also at Larkin Sunset Gardens. For those wishing to virtually attend services through zoom please visit www.larkinmortuary.com