Deyon Boughton, age 93, was born on October 24, 1929, to Clarence Davidson and Garnett Hatcher Davidson. She passed away in her porch swing enjoying the lovely sunset on April 10, 2023.
She grew up in Mack, CO, joined by her younger brother Jim. She graduated from Fruita Union High School in 1947. After graduation, she moved to Grand Junction and lived with her grandparents, Charles, and Lyda Hatcher. Deyon worked for the Rio Grande Railroad and for her beloved Uncle Leo Prinster, co-founder of City Market in Grand Junction. On August 30, 1949, she married Lynn Boughton. They lived in Grand Junction and had three children, Keith, Jeri, and David.
In 1958, Lynn and Deyon moved to Cañon City. Lynn worked at Cotter Corporation, and Deyon raised the children and ran an egg route. Lynn and Deyon started Lynde Garden Center in 1969 which operated in Cañon City until 1993.
Deyon was an environmental activist and author of Yellowcake Road. In 2005 she moved to Florence, where she volunteered at The Bell Tower and the Florence Archives. She worked at the Archives the morning of her death and finished a big project she had been working on.
Deyon was preceded in death by her husband Lynn (2001).
She is survived by her son, Keith (Janet) Boughton of Grand Junction; daughter, Jeri (Mike) Fry of Cañon City; and son, David (Eileen) Boughton of Wetmore; five grandchildren, Chris (Nicole) Fry of Sewickly, PA, Devin Fry (Cassandra Hayes) of Denver, Orion (Kynna) Boughton of Pueblo, Emily Medina (Jacob Silva) of Pueblo, and Erika (Matt) Rhodes of Woodland Park. She is also survived by seven great-grandchildren, Taj and Margot Medina, Nova Ze Silva, Makenzie and Briar Boughton, Evelyn, and Alice Fry; her brother, Jim (Tula) Davidson of New Castle; and her nephew, Ansan Davidson of Lakewood.
She was a member of the Methodist Church in Florence where services will be held on Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Orchard of Hope: 111 North Orchard Ave. Cañon City CO 81212. Services entrusted to Wilson Funeral Home.
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