AFTON BLAIR CAMERON
Afton Blair Cameron our wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away May 24, 2011 in Salt Lake City, UT at the age of 88. Afton was born on February 9, 1923 to Esmond and Cleora Blair. She grew up in Garfield Utah during the great depression along with her sisters Connie, and Ruth and later they all attended and graduated from Cyprus High School. In 1942 she married Wallace “Bud” Cameron and together they raised two sons, Bruce, and Guy. She worked as a “type setter” during the war and at several additional times throughout her life. In 1958 she gave birth to her oldest son Bruce and at that time she decided to quit work to become a full-time mom and raise her family. In 1959 she and Bud moved to “Copper Hill Heights” (now part of West Valley City) where they lived for the rest of their lives. She remained a full-time mom until approximately 1975 when she resumed work as a type setter for a local news paper; The Magna Times. She remained at the Times and was later promoted to Editor of the paper in 1977. While her son Guy was attending Cyprus High School, she would often employ he and a few of his friends as sports photographers giving them assignments to photograph football games, basketball games, track meets, and baseball games, etc as she needed photographs for the next addition of the Times. Afton was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years Bud Cameron and her sister Connie Wall. She is survived by her sister Ruth Hall, her two sons Bruce and Guy (Sheryl) , and six grandchildren; Sonia, Chad, Andria, Jacob, Kimberley and Samantha.
Funeral services will be held 12 noon, Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at the Hunter 9th ward, 3450 South 6400 West, West Valley City. Friends may call 6-8 pm, Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 West 2700 South, Magna and 11-11:45 am at the church prior to services. Interment: Redwood Memorial Park. Condolence: www.peelfuneralhome.com
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