Milton F Denison passed through the veil to be reunited with his sweetheart Lola E Faatz on January 4, 2023. In his final days, he was surrounded by family and friends who loved and adored him. Angels were felt from the other side providing comfort and peace as his mortal journey ended. We find comfort in the knowledge of our Savior Jesus Christ and His atonement making eternal families possible. There is great peace that he has been reunited with his Heavenly Father and many loved ones on the other side.
Milton was born to Forrest and Geniel Denison on February 25, 1931, in Sterling, Utah. He was the 3rd child born of 5 children and the oldest son in his family. He was born shortly after the start of the great depression and was taught the value of resourcefulness. At a young age, he was swiftly drawn into everyday chores on the family farm. He was taught how to work hard and was tasked with many responsibilities such as milking cows, feeding cattle, and gathering eggs for hundreds of chickens. This work ethic would prove very helpful in his adult life as the provider of his own family.
Milton met his wife Lola at school where they became childhood friends. They attended many school dances together and developed a great love for each other. They were married on January 12, 1951, in Lola’s parent’s home and were later sealed for time and all eternity in the Manti Temple on March 16, 1956. They were the proud parents of six daughters and one son. Milton loved each of his children and grandchildren very much. The Denison home was known as a gathering place and Sundays were filled with family. This was a delight and a joy for both Milton and Lola. Milton was known for asking each of the grandchildren, “how you doing, calling them each by name.” He wanted to know what they were doing and would remember to ask them about past conversations. When it was time to leave, he would walk you out and say, “Well, come back again!” We all loved to go and see Grandpa and Grandma.
Milton was very talented in craftmanship, welding, and gardening. He remodeled their family home to accommodate for their growing family and built a family cabin with other family members that is still enjoyed today. He was a welder by trade and had his own business making clotheslines and bumpers to supplement his income. He spent Saturdays welding for his business and used this as an opportunity to have each of the children assist him, teaching them the importance of hard work. Milton’s main source of income for most of his career was as a welding inspector for EIMCO. His job required traveling all over the United States and multiple trips to Chile. He had fond memories of his travels to Chile, often recalling the beautiful country and great fishing. For as long as he was able, he planted the most beautiful garden. Family, friends, and neighbors enjoyed the harvest of his garden. A fond memory is eating peas on his east porch in the shade on hot summer days. He was an avid lover of all things outdoor, spending much of his time with family camping, hunting, and fishing. He spent as much time as possible at the cabin enjoying the scenery and tinkering around on projects endearingly called “Milt jobs”. Any mention of the cabin, his eyes would light up and he would say “I would like to go down there if I can.” He felt a close connection to heaven while being in the outdoors.
Milton loved music and dancing with his wife, Lola. When they danced, it was a highlight and was enjoyed by everyone. Milton fancied playing the guitar, even joining a band for a few years. Music was a part of his soul, he loved it. A favorite pastime of his was watching the Utah Jazz. He was a dedicated fan, cheering them on until his final days.
He served in various church callings but was most known for his call in scouting. He exemplified the ideals of scouting and Christlike service. He was often found shoveling snow for the widows and helping those in need. He was always prepared, willing to serve, and loved helping others. He was a positive influence on those around him being quick to bring a smile accompanied by an infectious laugh. All who were privileged to know him felt an instant connection.
Lastly, Milton adored his wife, Lola. When she passed away, he missed her dearly. He spent much of his time the last few years strengthening his testimony by keeping his covenants to the Savior Jesus Christ.
Milton will be greatly missed by his children, Charlene (Cleon Rose), Debbie (Rand Woodward), Brenda (Robert Holloway), Kayla (Mike Ju), Karla (Marc Petersen), and Boyd (Anna). He is dearly loved by 21 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife Lola, daughter MaLinda, three grandsons Jeremy Holloway, Joseph Woodward, and Eric Root, and two sisters Norma and Nedra.
Thank you to all who cared for Milton, especially Legacy House of South Jordan and Canyons Home Care and Hospice. He was grateful for the care and kindness he was given.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on January 9, 2023, preceded by a viewing at 10 am. Located at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: 220 East 8680 South, Sandy, UT 84070
For those unable to attend in person, the service will be streamed via Zoom and recorded for viewing later. To virtually watch the funeral service, please click on the "Watch Service" box.
Interment at Larkin Sunset Garden Mortuary (immediately following the funeral service) Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery, 1950 E Dimple Dell Rd (10600 S) Sandy, UT 84092
I just became a member of the Pioneer Ward. I am so sorry for your loss. My husband went through the veil 5 and a half years ago. I understand what you are going through. If you need a listening ear, that is my specialty. I sit by Lisa and Davis Pauley. All my love to His family.
I so sorry to hear of the passing of Uncle Milton, he was always one of the best. I hope you all know how grateful I am for the of the eternal plan that Families can be forever for ever.
I am grateful for a Savior that has made it possible.
I love all of you and would of love to be there with you.