WELLINGTON - Fred Wilburn Tatton, Jr., age 93, returned to the loving arms of his Mother (Florence Robertson) on May 23, 2014 in Price, Utah surrounded by his loved ones.
Fred was born in Hiawatha on September 4, 1920 to Fred Wilburn Tatton and Florence Pearl (Robertson) Tatton. Fred married Rea J. Williams on January 30, 1945, later solemnized in the Manti Temple January 29, 1954.
Fred was part of the great generation who saw more changes than any other; from the great depression up through the modern technological world we know today.
Fred was enlisted in the CCC and later joined the U.S. Navy, serving our Country during World War II and the Korean conflict. He received honorable discharge from all services.
After he served our country, he and Rea began raising their 4 children and made coal mining his life's work. After retirement, he and Rea enjoyed serving as Temple Workers at the Manti Temple.
Fred enjoyed horses and always had a good saddle horse as a companion, he loved a good project and was a perfectionist.
Fred is survived by his beloved wife, Rea of 69 years; daughter, Freddie Larsen (Rick/deceased), SLC and sons John (Carryl) Tatton, Price; Tate (Heather) Tatton, Grand Junction, CO; Kirt (Carla) Tatton, Wellington and 11 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Fred was preceded in death by his parents and 6 siblings.
Funeral services will be Thursday, the 29th day of May at 11:00am at the Wellington 4th Ward, 50 N. 100 E. Viewing will be Wednesday, the 28th day of May from 6-7pm at Fausett Mortuary, 680 E. 100 S., Price, and 1 hour prior to funeral services on Thursday at the church. Interment will be in the Wellington City Cemetery. Services are in the care of Fausett Mortuary. Family and friends may sign the guestbook and share memories of Fred at www.fausettmortuary.com.