Edna Pearl Dunton
Edna “Toots” Pearl Dunton of Parachute passed away peacefully at her home on March 17. She was 68. She had lived in the valley since 1977, moving here from Utah.Edna was born Dec. 20, 1937, in Circleville, Utah, to Earl Dalton and Ruth A. Collings.Toots was a very special woman and will be missed more than words can say. She was a fun, outgoing person, who loved gardening. She loved to read Stephen King’s books, watch scary movies, and had the greatest sense of humor. Her greatest love was her family and all the kids. She was Emmett’s right-hand man – she did everything for Emmett and her family. She is survived by longtime love, best friend and companion Emmett Allen; sons Vernal (Sheri) Dunton of Cornville, Ariz., Russell (Wilda) Dunton of Grand Junction, and Bobby (Dora) Dunton of Meeker; daughters Becky (David) Waters of Springville, Utah, and Tracy (Ray) Norvell of Parachute; stepchildren include Gary (Nell) Allen of Baldnob, Ark.; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two brothers and one sister. She was preceded in death by her husband, Keith L. Dunton; one grandson; and a great-granddaughter. Services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 22, at the Rifle Funeral Home Chapel. Speakers will be Bernie Johnson, longtime friend of the family, and son-in-law David Waters. Interment will follow the service at the Evergreen Cemetery in Carbondale.Memorials can be made to the Roaring Fork Hospice, P.O. Box 190, Glenwood Springs, Colorado, 81601.Arrangements are entrusted to the Rifle Funeral Home.
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