Michael Dee Orton
Mike, 48, passed away at his home in Randolph, UT on April 25, 2021. He was born on October 15, 1972 in Salt Lake City, UT to Wallace (Wally) Orton, Sr and Patricia (Pat) Kohler Orton.
Mike’s biggest love in life was music, especially playing the drums in which, he was extraordinarily talented. He taught and mentored others on the drums sharing his love for the art. He loved playing in the band with his friends and didn’t care if there was an audience or just them jamming.
Mike was talented with his hands. He was a good welder, carpenter and mechanic. He enjoyed tearing cars and trucks apart and tricking them out as he put them back together. Growing up his room was often stacked to the ceiling with chrome parts as he was compiling them for his next project.
Mike was a friend to everyone, and his friendly smile drew others to him. He loved his family and friends and enjoyed spending time with them.
Mike was married to Tashara Lynn Fischer on July 1, 1995, they were later divorced. They had a son Dalon Dee Orton whom Mike was very proud of his accomplishments. Mike married Katrina Jo Andersen on September 21, 2012, and later divorced. During their marriage he loved her girls and enjoyed being their father.
He is survived by his father Wally Orton, Sr of Randolph, UT, his son Dalon Orton of Woods Cross, UT, and his brother Wally Jr & Kelly Orton of Youngward, UT. He is preceded in death by his mom Pat Orton.
A viewing will be held on Saturday, May 1st, from 10:00 to 11:30AM, in the Randolph, UT L.D.S. Church followed by a funeral service at 12:00PM. Interment will follow at the Randolph Cemetery.
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