|Posted 2010-08-05 by Sharla :: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Arizona Daily Sun, Flagstaff, AZ|
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Richard Gary Layton, 74, formerly of Flagstaff, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 27, 2010, of coronary failure.
Mr. Layton was born in Salt Lake City to Lynn and Leone Layton, the third of three boys. A life-long, active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served a mission to the Central States from 1956-58 and continued to serve faithfully ever since. His life was marked by service to God and his fellow man. A life-long learner and teacher by profession and nature, he taught physics for more than 30 years at Northern Arizona University. Devoted to scouting, he mentored countless young men throughout his life. His abilities on the banjo and kazooga horn endeared him to many. Most significant of his varied interests and talents, his greatest joy and life's work was his family. He was a man without guile.
Mr. Layton is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Susan; brother Robert (Betty); children Catherine (Brian), Paul (D'Net) and Spencer; and nine grandchildren.
A funeral service will be Monday at 11 a.m. at LDS Century Garden Ward, 633 S. Higley Road, in Mesa, with visitation at 10 a.m.
Bunker's Garden Chapel is handling arrangements.