Hal Laub Orton was born July 6, 1925, the 8th of 9 children born to Albert Clark & Minnie Catherine Laub Orton. He died June 9, 2016 at his home in Parowan, Utah after suffering many years from the effects of Dementia. Hal was raised in Parowan. He graduated from Parowan High School and enjoyed playing basket-ball. After graduation he went to Branch Agricultural College in Cedar City. Hal was a Gunner in the United Stated Navy during WWII and was honorably discharged. On January 23, 1948 he married Doraine Maria Roothoff in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They had 5 children.Hal worked for US Steel as the head machinist until his retirement. He loved to go Hunting, Fishing, and Camping. Hal invented many things over his life-time. He could build any-thing he thought up. He loved the town of Parowan and enjoyed helping others. He was a member of the LDS Church and held several callings including serving on the High Council. Hal loved his wife, his children, and grandchildren very much. He also loved his dog Rusty who brought him joy & comfort each day.We will miss his fun personality. Life was never dull with Grandpa around. Hal is survived by his wife of 68 years Doraine, his children: Steven (Marylin) Orton, John (Kris) Orton, Linda (James) Telaroli, Jill (James) Haslem, Lisa (David) Evans, 21 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Albert & Minnie, brothers Clark L. Orton, Reed L. Orton, Worth L. Orton, and Eldon L. Orton, sisters Phyllis Small, Ola Robinson, Vera Mathis, and Carma Mathis, and Grandson Tyler Joe (T.J.) Orton.The Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 16 2016, at the Parowan Stake Center 90 S. Main Street Parowan, Utah at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held at the same location, prior to the services from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Parowan City Cemetery.The family would like to say thank you to Elaine, Jennifer, Beth and their spouses for helping us take care of our Dad.