William Colton
William Colton

Obituary of William Colton

William "Bill" James Colton, Capt. USMC (Ret) Of Yuma, Arizona died peacefully in a Phoenix area hospital on 7-21-22 surrounded by family after suffering a stroke. Preceded in death by wife Patricia Faye Colton (Goode), daughter Linda Colton and stepson Jefferey Lindemood. Survived by wife Anna Lindemood, daughter Karen Colton (Barbara Schreiner) of Bloomington, MN, granddaughter Krista Siguenza (Hugo) of Westminster, CO, stepsons Mark Lindemood (Mary Preston) Scott Lindemood (Andrea), Shawn Lindemood (Jane), David Lindemood as well as many nieces, nephews and extended family in Ontario. Bill was born in 1935 in Timmins to parents Peter and Vera Colton. He was named after an uncle who died at a young age in a mining accident. In 1954 he came to St. Catharines to help construct the Sir Adam Beck 2 hydro generating station with his father. It was during this time that he met his first wife Faye at the counter of a drugstore soda fountain where she worked. In 1955 he joined the United States Marine Corps and in 1957 Bill and Faye were married. They embarked on a life together seeing many parts of the US including two postings to Hawaii. Bill was also stationed in Japan and did two tours of duty in Vietnam where he earned a battlefield promotion to Captain. He was a long time member of the American Legion and the Elks Club in Yuma. 1985 brought bittersweet changes to Bill's life, losing his beloved Faye and retiring from the Marines after serving 30 years. Later that year he began a second career as a defense contractor in support of a squadron of AV8B Harrier jets. in 1986 Bill's heart was full once again when he met his second wife Anna. They spent many years traveling together, to Timmins and St. Catharines to visit family, to Laughlin Nevada to gamble and their timeshare in Sedona Arizona. Celebration of life and interment at Victoria Lawn at a future date. Memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society at American Cancer Society . Arrangements at Patrick Darte Funeral Home.
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