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Milton Thayn

Milton Thayn

WELLINGTON - Our loving father, grandfather, brother and friend, George Milton Thayn, age 91, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008, doing what he loved. He was surrounded by some of his loved ones.

He was born April 5, 1917 in Price to George Lester and Mary Worley Thayn. Married Ardith June Jorgenson on July 4, 1939 at the Open Air Dance Hall in Wellington. Their marriage was solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple on March 30, 1965.

They made their home in the Wellington area, where Milton and Ardith ran a successful sheep and cattle ranching operation, while raising five sons.

Milton loved to farm and he especially loved the springtime when the cows calved.

He worked his life for his family.

He was generous, kind, and loved to tease and laugh. His infectious love for his career touched anyone around him.

Pop loved to visit and he would tell stories of his colorful life.

He was a great cook and he enjoyed cooking stews in the sheep camp for his family.

We all loved the time we spent with him, even though he was called home too soon.

Milton was active in life up to his last day; he only needed to finish baling hay.

Survived by his sons, Lester Chris (Carol), Dr. Milton Kenneth (Denise), Delbert K. (Brenda), Dr. J. Boyd (Mary) and David Alvin (Robin) Thayn, all of Wellington; 22 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Thelma Pierce, Georgia Motte and Lena Beth Jones; and brothers, Lon and John Thayn. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ardith Thayn; parents; brothers, William, Owen and Bobbie; and sisters, Neva and Reva.

Funeral service Monday, Oct. 6, 11 a.m., Wellington LDS Stake Center. Family will be at Mitchell Funeral Home Sunday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. and at the stake center Monday one hour prior to service. Interment, Wellington City Cemetery.

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