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Michael Sutton

April 14, 1942 ~ December 19, 2017 (age 75)

Michael Sutton passed away December 19th, 2017, at his home, while sleeping peacefully. Mike was born to Lloyd Donald Sutton and Ida Louise Sutton (Beerman), on April 14th, 1942 in Huron, South Dakota. He spent his gradeshcool years in Huron, SD, El Paso, TX, and Ogden, UT. He graduated from Ben Lomond High School in 1960, and joined the United States Marine Corps soon thereafter. He was medically retired and honorably discharged in 1965.  Mike graduated from Weber State University, with a Batchelor in Sociology in 1969, and from The Univeristy of Utah with a Masters Degree in 1978. In 1972 Mike married Gloria Jensen-Sutton, in both the First United Methodist Church, and the Ogden Buddhist Temple. They had two amazing children together.

For the first half of his professional life, Mike worked as a Rehabilitation Counselor. He then worked and volunteered with the homeless population, and those struggling with addiction for the next 30 years, retiring from Davis Behavioral Health, as a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor in 2015. He kept his license current even after retirement. Mike was sober for 31 years, 4 months and 25 days, and he loved helping others find their path to sobriety. He was a philosopher to the end, always reading about different views on life, death, religion, and science. 

Mike's greatest joy in life was his children and his family, with fishing and shooting coming in a close second. Mike is survived by his children, Benjamin Sutton and Katie Sutton Tracy, and their spouses and children. His is also survived by his sister, Carole Steele and her children and grandchildren, and his nieces and nephews. Mike is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Craig Sutton. 

Celebration of Life and Open House will be held at the Alano Club, 684 24th St, Ogden, Utah on January 7, 2017 from 3 to 5 pm.

In lieu of flowers please donate to your local services providing substance abuse counseling and support.


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