Boyd "Butch" Richard Poulton

1948 — 2020

Boyd ‘Butch’ Richard Poulton, passed away on July 28, 2020, in Orem, Utah. He was 71 years old.

Boyd was born November 8, 1948 in Oakley, Idaho. He lived in Oakley until 1968, when he left to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the California, Anaheim mission.

Boyd first met Delores Jeppson the day he returned from his mission. They were married and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple August 20, 1970.

Boyd and his young family settled in Burley, Idaho in 1974 where they raised their 5 children. At the same time, he partnered and started a Real Estate Brokerage.

His church service continued in Burley. He served as a Bishop, Stake President, and eventually as a Mission President of the New Jersey Morristown mission 1993-96.

Following their mission service, he and Delores moved to Orem, Utah. Here, he continued his career in real estate, and served in various Church callings. In the early 2000’s he served in a branch presidency at the Provo MTC, and later as a District President.

During the last few years of life, he struggled with progressive health issues. At the time of his passing, he was at Covington Senior Living where he made a lot of great friends. Covington and Tendercare provided him with excellent care.

He was preceded in death by parents, George Boyd Poulton and Dorothy Eva Ross Poulton, sister-in-law Nita Rae Hepworth Poulton, and son-in-law Glen Robert Friguletto.

He is survived by his wife Delores Jeppson Poulton, his five children Gregory Boyd (Kimberly), Jeffery J. (Angela), Ginger Hellewell (Wendell), Jeremiah Todd (Heidi), Gavin Fenton (CarrieLynn) 26 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren, as well as his three siblings Sherry Poulton, Gloria Poulton, and Ross Poulton (Mindy).

He loved serving others and particularly working with the youth.

Viewing will be Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walkers Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E 800 N, Orem. A Private Family Funeral will be held Monday, Aug. 3. A graveside service will be held after the funeral service at Orem Cemetery. 1520 N 800 E, Orem, Utah.

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