More detail on this person: G.J. "Jay" Barton
passed away on December 23, 2010 in Aurora,
Colorado. Jay was born in Lucas, KS on November
21, 1936, to Herbert B. and Mary Ellen Barton.
Jay was raised in Osborne, KS. He attended Osborne High School, where he played varsity football for four years. Jay attended Hays State College for one year, where he studied History and swam on the swim team. From age 21 to age 41, he served in the army as an aviator, attaining the high rank of Chief Warrant Officer 4. During his two tours in Vietnam, he earned various medals including two Distinguished Flying Crosses, which are awarded for extraordinary heroism and achievement above and beyond the call of duty. After he retired from the Army, Jay worked for a mobile home transport company and later opened his own business repairing and selling small engine machinery such as lawn mowers and snow blowers. He was known for his integrity and honesty in business and enjoyed running his own store until his full retirement in 1992.
Jay married Katherine (Kathy) Treat in Prairie Village, KS on June 19, 1965. Their daughter, Karen, was born in 1969. The military family moved many times, finally settling in Aurora, Colorado in 1973.
Jay had a great sense of humor; he loved history and politics, doing crosswords, watching football and playing cards. He also enjoyed working in the kitchen, and his wonderful desserts and peanut brittle became legendary among his friends and family. His favorite TV show was Jeopardy, and he knew 99% of the answers.
He is survived by his wife Kathy Barton, of Brighton, sister Mary Ellen Titus and her husband Ralph Titus, of Manhattan, KS, daughter Karen Barton Lopez and her husband, Horacio "Luis" Lopez Ramirez, grandson Diego Lopez, all of Centennial, and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be held on January 3, 2011, at 9:30 a.m. at Ft. Logan National Cemetery, and a Memorial Service the same day at Harvest Fellowship Church in Brighton at 11:00 a.m.
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