Rea J. Tatton
WELLINGTON - Rea J. Tatton age 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family, Nov. 16, 2014 at the Heirloom Inn in Price. Rea was born on Aug. 31, 1926 in Sunnyside to Lenard and Elizabeth Jones Williams. Rea married Fred Wilburn Tatton Jr. on Jan. 30, 1945 in Salt Lake City after a whirlwind romance of six days, and remained married for 69 years. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple Jan. 29, 1954.
Rea was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and held many callings in Primary, Relief Society, Young Women's, and Scouting. She was a proud and dedicated mother, grandmother, and supportive wife. Anything Fred did she supported and participated in with him. Mom and Dad served a Temple Mission for 2 Â½ years in the Manti LDS Temple.
Rea was an accomplished artist. Her love was oil painting which she shared with her family and others. She worked in the Kenilworth Confectionary as a young girl, which was a job she loved dearly, and is where she met Fred. She had various jobs and many interests.
Rea and Fred moved from California to Montana, and finally settled in Carbon County. Together they raised four children.
Rea is survived by daughter, Freddie Larsen (Rick/deceased) of Salt Lake City and sons, John (Carryl) Tatton of Price; Tate (Heather) Tatton of Grand Junction, Colo. and Kirt (Carla) Tatton of Wellington. Eleven grandchildren, twenty-two great-grandchildren and brothers Lamond and Terry.
Preceded in death by her husband Fred, parents, sister Donna and brother Lynwood.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 at 11 a.m. at the Wellington LDS 4th Ward Chapel (50 North 100 East). A viewing will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 from 6 to 7 p.m. at Fausett Mortuary in Price, and also on Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service 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 guest book and share memories of Rea at www.fausettmortuary.com.