Hurricane, UT – Ella “Janice” Cranney Walton, 87, passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019. She died at home of natural causes. Janice was born May 18, 1932, the second of five children of Hyrum “King” Cranney and Khadra Jane Anderson Cranney, in Grover, Wyoming. She married Darrel D Walton on May 7,1979, in the Ogden, Utah Temple.
Janice was raised in Star Valley, Wyoming with two sisters and two brothers. She went to Utah to go to college. She attended Brigham Young University, 1950-1951, and Utah State College, 1951-1952. She married Merrill J. Herrick in 1952. They lived in Montana, Kansas, Texas, Massachusetts, Alabama, Colorado, and Munich Germany. She divorced and moved to Utah where she lived the rest of her life. She worked for the IRS in Ogden, UT, Star Valley Bank, in Afton, WY and two mortgage companies in Salt Lake City, UT before she was married to Darrel Walton. She worked with Darrel at their Chevron Station in Bountiful until they retired in 1993. Darrel and Janice served in three missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She always enjoyed traveling and was able to visit 45 of the continental states with Darrel in their motorhomes.
Janice is survived by her husband, Darrel, her daughters, Cyndi (Scott) Grayson, Cheryl (Max) Stoddart, sons, Joe (Shirley) Herrick, Val (Margie) Walton, Gary Walton, Layne Walton, her brother Wesley D. (Kay) Cranney, sister, Mary Ann Crenshaw, 14 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 31, 2019 and 12:00 PM at the Salt River Ward chapel, Afton, WY. There will be a viewing at the chapel prior to the funeral, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.