Mark Swenson Orton
January 3, 1959 ~ February 12, 2022
On Saturday, February 12th at 9:14 p.m. my best friend, my husband, the love of my life, Mark Orton, received his angel wings. Mark passed away from Respiratory Failure due to Covid pneumonia.
Mark graciously donated his body to the University of Utah Body Donor Program. Due to Covid restrictions, he wasn’t able to fulfill that gift.
Mark graduated from Clearfield High School in 1977. He went to work at General Pest Control for approximately 10 years. From there, it turned into his lifelong ambition when he started his own business, Melodi’s Pest Control. Mark owned Melodi’s for 30 years. During this time, he made many lifelong friends that spanned through three generations. Mark’s first love was trains, clocks, and collecting antiques.
In 2018, he found his favorite and most treasured antique, Pam Olivas. We started our life together on October 15th of the same year. We loved to walk our dogs together and spend time with old high school friends while shooting the breeze over lunch or dinner laughing our ASSES off over the same old stories.
Mark is survived by his wife, Pam Orton; stepson, Randen (Tabatha) Sevy; daughter, Melodi Sue Orton; his four-legged fur babies, Rylee, Fayn, Sunny, Blu, and Inda; siblings, Roger (Susan) Orton, Nina (Kevin) Barton, Marcia (Glee) Bateman; and so many good life long friends, both personally and professionally that he cherished through the years.
Mark was proceeded in death by his parents, Elemer Fredrick and Shirley Agnes Swenson Orton; three sisters, Lynda Carlson, Sharon Bowen, Susan Orton; and his four-legged fur babies, Bobbie Sue, Buster, Mo, and Murphy.
The family would like to thank the ER and ICU teams at Davis Hospital. A special thanks to Mark’s nurses, Emily and Conner, for the compassionate care of our beloved Mark.
Funeral services will take place on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 11 a.m. at the Lindquist’s Syracuse Mortuary, 869 South 2000 West, Syracuse, Utah. Friends may visit with the family on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the mortuary.
A celebration of Mark’s incredible life will be announced when a date has been determined.