John Kimball Barton was born April 8, 1958, in Van Nuys, California to Fred
Denzel Barton and Isabell Pack Barton. He died October 17, 2021. John resided with his parents and siblings in Canoga Park, California until 1968 at which time the family moved to Newbury Park, California.
John attended Newbury Park High School. After graduating he attended Brigham
Young University. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-
Day Saints in the New Mexico Albuquerque Mission speaking Spanish. He also became an avid volleyball player and fan, especially of BYU volleyball as he played on their club team before they became an NCAA sanctioned team.
After his mission, John married Rhonda Cameron in the Los Angeles California Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They had three children: Joshua Johns Barton, Brooke Marie Barton, and Jacob Pack Barton. John and Rhonda later divorced.
John and his family lived in California for a few years, but then moved to Utah,
living in Provo, Heber, and Midway. He was living in Midway at the time of his
John was an independent contractor/computer programmer. He earned his
Computer Science Degree from Brigham Young University in 1986, and his
Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University in 1991. John worked for several large corporations as a quality assurance test manager for new software releases.
John’s siblings include: Linda (Monty) Ellison, Dan (Janet) Barton, Patrice (Rod)
Hunt, Steve Barton, Matt (Nancy) Barton, and Dawn Barton. John is also survived by his children: Joshua, Brooke, and Jacob (Meghan – expecting John’s first grandchild) and many nieces and nephews.
John’s unexpected death resulted while riding his motorcycle up Provo Canyon enroute to his home in Midway. A car turned in front of him that he was unable to avoid. The collision left him in a comatose state that he never recovered from. After a week of excellent medical care at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center’s ICU department, he was allowed to leave mortality, while giving the gift of life to other families through the donation of his organs.
Graveside services will be held at Lindquist Layton Cemetery. 1867 N Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.