Julia Orton

Obituary of Julia May Orton

Julia May Orton, earned her wings on Sunday, November 20, 2022. She was 85 years of age.

Julia was born March 30th 1937 in Liberty, Missouri to the late B. McMiller and Angel Verlee Coleman.

Julia is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Leonard Edwin Orton, son Leonard Edwin Orton Jr., granddaughter LaToya Ebony Orton and 3 brothers Eugene McMcmiller, Robert and Windell Terry.

Julia leaves behind to cherish her loving memory two daughters; Teresa O’Neal and Sieglinde Orton-Wright and son-in-law Henry Wright all of San Jose, CA; 3 grandchildren, Angel Chanel O’Neal of Dallas TX, William Westley Wright of San Jose CA, Le’Von Leonard Orton of Austell GA; her great grandson Brandon Julian Lovett of Little Elm TX; her baby brother Wyatt Kenneth Coleman of Shakopee MN, her sisters’ in life, Linda Coleman of Shakopee MN, Helen McGinnes of Ceder Rapids IA, and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Julia married the late Leonard Orton in 1957 and had 3 children from this union.  She was a military wife that nurtured her family while traveling across the world with her husband, settling in Seaside, California in 1969.

Julia lived a happy and content life.  She would always remind us, that her life is a testament that God does answer our prayers, because he answered all of hers. She was thankful to be blessed and married to a good man, to have children and raise a beautiful family with her husband who was her best friend for 28 years until his passing in 1985.

She took pride in being a devoted wife, mother, and friend, always putting everyone else’s needs before her own.  Julia had the heart of an angel, and was beautiful from the inside out.  She lived by and always said, ‘Pretty is, is what pretty does’ and ‘Actions speak louder than words’.

She was an outstanding cook and baker and enjoyed spoiling her family with fresh home cooked meals and home made deserts.  She was known for making the best dinner rolls ‘love buns’, peach cobbler, sweet potato pie and cakes!

Julia wanted our memory of her to be based on the loving relationships she had with each of us and to let our actions be our words by sharing our blessings, with those who could use a little help and kindness.  She always worried about those who may not have their basic needs met; food, water shelter, kindness, and unconditional love.

In lieu of flowers, Julia would like you to continue her legacy of serving others with food and kindness, by donating to your local food banks, family shelters, Red Cross or organizations of your choice.

Julia will be cremated and remains buried with her husband, Leonard Orton,  son Leonard Orton Jr., and granddaughter LaToya Orton in a private graveside service.

Julia will be dearly missed by all who have been touched by her love, warmth and compassion.   

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