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Jim Lawton This is a Memorial page for the Family & Friends & anyone who was touched by the life of Jim (James) Lawton, 77 years young....
I last saw Jim on Saturday evening he left around 10:30pm or so after our usual evening conversations about the going on's in life, we talked of the past, the future things we wanted to do and a various spectrum of topics, however this night would be our last conversation together in this life.
Some time between 11pm and 8:30am Sunday morning Jim was taken from this life by a force of darkness who choose to end his life. And left him on a mountain road out side of Joseph, Utah, The investigation as to who & why is ongoing. But the fact is a wonderful human being had his life shortened. We shall at this time not post these events, they can be found elsewhere in the news or family members.
Jim is to be remembered for who he was, what he did, his entertainment, his joy, laughter, his "Jimizsm" my wife and children call them, his words of advice. So much to remember of him, let us keep them and share them for all to learn as we remember his life.
This is a work in progress, and I would invite anyone who knew him, or met him to share their thoughts, stories, or things Jim told them of his life's adventures. We will share as we can his memories.
(Billy Lawton Jim and Judy Lawton son, adopted when but an infant is currently awaiting trial for the murder of Jim Lawton. Billy in his 30's premeditated the alleged crime, by weeks of softening up the relationship, lulling Jim and Judy into a false sense of security (1 month prior Jim would have never gone on the mountain with Billy, let alone at night he was scared to do so) however having created an environment where Jim trusted him again, took him upon the mountain and brutally murdered him. Having spent months of visits after his arrest, I have to conclude he is most likely guilty of the crime. It is a sad story, They did everything they could for Billy over the years, he just became a sad case, alcohol / drugs / anger for ? he just took it our on Jim, was noted he wanted Judy also to go on the mountain once, that would have been a real tragedy If both had been killed. We shall await the trial and see what will happen.)
Judy has moved to be with family, and is selling her lands here. The bad memories out weigh the good now.