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Obituary for Jane Jean Elizabeth Dalton

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Jane Jean Elizabeth Dalton

May 7, 1918 - October 27, 2012

Jane (Jean) Elizabeth Jordon DaltonJane (Jean) Elizabeth Jordon Dalton passed Saturday, October 27, 2012. She was the last surviving of her six fabulous siblings.Jean was born on May 7, 1918 to Reed and Lucy (Hilton) Jordon in the red clay earth of Amherst, Virginia, where they lived and worked the family farm throughout the great depression. She was reared with such a foundation of faith lasting throughout her life. After graduating from Amherst High, Jean pursued her dream of being a nurse earning her degree at Mount Sinai Nursing School in Fort Bolvoir, Wa. D.C. She is an alumni of Johns Hopkins University.When world war II called she joined the Army as a First Lieutenant. While stationed on the beaches of Panama, she met Marshall Albert Dalton of the 551st 82nd Air Borne Screaming Eagles. With a “ring and a promise”, they married after his return from The Battle of the Bulge in Europe. Together they traveled the world. Their travels taking them to the mystic orient of Japan, where she taught English conversation at Kita Duasjha University and took lessons in flower designing, to the frozen tundra of the Alaskan interior, where she was recruited by the Alaskan Health Department. Jane was an excellent loving mother. Her first born, Danna (Ricketts) was born in Germany. Pamela (Schardt Adams) in Virgina, and Bruce Marshall in Kentucky. Jean was greatly involved with several good causes including being a girl-scout leader, She was an Emetritus of the oldest book club in Ogden, Utah which was started in 1924 to preserve the love of literature. It was a passion of hers and she loved being with the girls. She was a 31 year member of The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) Her homestead, which was just seven miles on thru to Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello home is now on the National Historic Register. Amongst Jean’s greatest honors was to be presented the American flag at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery for a dedication memorial for the the 551st Parachute Infantry Division. (The Lost Battalion) Two years after the passing of her husband. Jane was talented and loved to cook and keep recipes. She gardened, played piano by ear. Singing along as always, her southern accent was magic to our ears. She loved to dance never passing the chance to cut a jig. On her more adventurous side, she took pilot lessons and soloed her own plane! Jane always worked hard. She retired as head nurse for the Internal Revenue Services after surviving a battle with breast cancer and a radical mastectomy in 1971.Of so many gifts and talents, those who knew and loved Jane will surely miss the most is her pure southern charm and impish wit. She will be missed tremendously by her children, their families, her 8 adoring grandchilden and 12 beautiful great-grands. The family would like to express thanks and gratitude to her friends at Legacy House and CNS Hospice for their tender loving care. Her many dear friends and family will meet at the Episcolpal Church of the Good Shepherd at 2374 Grant Ave., in Ogden on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. to share thoughts and memories. Leavitt’s Mortuary will inter her at Fort Douglas, SLC.In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. Please send us your condolences and a memory at



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Date: Saturday, November 3, 2012

Time: 2:00 pm -

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd


2374 Grant Ave , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: May 7, 1918
Died: October 27, 2012

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Dorothy Pickett-Chuday posted on 12/18/12

Bruce, I was so saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. I remember when you both visited DC and I got to see her. Please get in touch when you can. Love and Prayers, Dorothy


Elizabeth Garland posted on 11/20/12

I will miss my best friend, we had many good times together in Clifford. We went to school from the first grade. Sorry to hear about her death.Elizabeth ( Jo ) Garland


Judy Keasling posted on 11/12/12

So sorry to hear of the passing of Jane. She was a lovely lady. I met her several times when we visited SL area and she also came to visit in Tn one time with my sister.


Janis Farran posted on 11/4/12

My deepest sympathy goes to the family and friends for the loss Jane. She was an extraordinary mother, wife, grandmother, friend, cook, gardener and even mother-in-law! Her kindness and thoughtfulness was inspiring and not to be forgotten. Every moment spent with her was a pleasure. She could turn a mundane event into an adventure. Not a holiday went by in our household without a package from Grandma D…not to mention the “just because I love you” goodie packages throughout the year. Her much anticipated visits to California were filled with lots of hugs, laughter and adventure. Her sense of humor and quick wit kept us in stitches along with her amazing stories of world travels. Who could forget the Virginia hams she brought back to Utah from her visits home in Amherst? Her cooking was scrumptious! Her love for Marshall and his military achievements lived on. She was a natural born animal lover with Kitty sleeping in her nightstand drawer and the many dogs she provided a loving home for. I will miss this lovely lady with her refined Virginian accent. Jane will always be a part of my life. She lived a long full life worth celebrating!


Jenn posted on 11/3/12

I first became acquainted with Jane in my capacity as a LEM (lay eucharistic minster) with the Church of the Good Shepherd in Ogden. I had the periodic privilege of bringing Holy Communion to her residence and sharing it with her. After going along with an experienced LEM to be shown how things were usually done, I was sent to Jane's for my first try at doing it on my own. I was quite nervous and consequently kind of stuttered my way through it. I apologized about probably not doing as good a job with it as she was used to and explained that it was my first time and I hoped I would improve with practice. Jane could not have been more gracious and kind. I stayed to visit and was introduced to what a delightful and charming lady Jane was through our conversation. She had lots of interesting stories to tell about her life and I enjoyed hearing them during that and subsequent visits. When I think of Jane I remember a positive and upbeat lady. The first time I met her she was wearing an orange blouse. I remember thinking how nice it looked on her with her pretty white hair. One time I was on my way to bring Communion to her and I happened to see a small basket of orange flowers the same color that she had been wearing when I met her. I got them for her as a very small token of appreciation for the kind of person she was and told her when I saw them they reminded me of her and they made me smile. I still smile and think of Jane now when I see cheerful orange flowers. She was such a pleasant lady and it was my privilege to have met her.To her family, please accept my condolences. I know it is so difficult to lose a parent and grandparent. I hope you have many wonderful memories of her that, in time, will help you find comfort.


Lynn Erickson posted on 11/2/12

Dear Pamela and family,Our prayers are with you all at this time of change in your lives.Know that she is only a thought away and will never leave your hearts.Thinking of you,Lynn and Bob


Pat posted on 11/1/12

Thought of you (Jane) often at Holloween, memories of scaring me screaming from your appearance at my front door and then bursting in, never having a clue it was Jane Dalton. Bless your spirit and ability to make others laugh. Your teaching how to cook exciting things. Rest in Heaven with our Lord in beauty and in peace.Danna, Pam, & Bruce remember only the good and beautiful times in your life.Your mothers body may be gone but she will never leave you. Patty


pam adams posted on 11/1/12

what a woman what a mother We have been blessed to have know and loved her.....


Dennis and Jean Chamberlain posted on 10/29/12

Bruce and Tyson: We were truly saddened to learn of the passing of you Mom, (Bruce), and your Grandmother (Tyson). Please accept our deepest and most sincere condolences and sympathies in her passing. May the Lord bless and comfort you at this time.Sincerely,Dennis and Jean ChamberlainOctober 29, 2012


Pamela Mondfrans posted on 10/29/12

Back in the early 80's I lived behind Jane. Our backyards were divided by a chain link fence. I had a young daughter Candie that loved to visit with her. I would look out my kitchen window and see the two of them chatting. Jane would often give Candie fresh veggies from her garden for her bunny. Candie would go over and visit and they had tea parties and Candie said she would pretend she lived there. We moved away in 1988. Candie is now 34 and looking for a home to rent. She saw Jane's home on KSL and called. It is ow owned by a woman named Lori. Candie went to see the house on Fri and fell in love. Lori agreed to rent it to her. Candie asked the neighbors about Jane and they said she was in a rest home or assisted living. Candie called the neighbors again today to find out which one as she wanted to go day too late and my daughter is in tears.She was a very sweet and kind woman and my daughter has very fond memories.Pam Mondfrans


Jessica Dalton posted on 10/29/12

I love you with the angels and watch over us. Say hi to Sadie, Max, Justin and Grandpa.