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Rose Marie Colton

WEST VALLEY CITY - Our beloved mother and grandmother, Rose Marie Colton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Nov. 25, 2009, at age 89.

Rosie was born Aug. 21, 1920 to Francesco and Theresa (Aquila) Mangone in Castle Gate. She met and married her sweetheart, David S. Colton on April 26, 1941 in Helper. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Rosie and David founded and operated Colton Inc. (David's Drapery).

Rosie was a faithful member of the LDS church, serving in many callings in all organizations. She and David served LDS missions in the Italy Rome and Washington DC Missions. David passed away on April 15, 1992.

Rosie's greatest joy was cooking meatballs and pasta for her family. She was very proud of her Italian heritage.

Rosie is survived by her sons, David W. (Maralyn), and W. Bryan (Teddy); 13 grandchildren and 43 great grandchildren; and a brother, Bennett Mangone.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a daughter, Janet Tresa, her parents and two siblings, Lea Haslam and Gabe Mangone. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009 at noon at Hunter East LDS Stake Center, 5000 W. Pavant (3750 S.) A visitation will be held Monday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the Stake Center and Tuesday morning from 10:30-11:30 am. at the Stake Center prior to services.

Interment - Valley View Cemetery. Online guest book at

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