Norman Glenn Linton, "Doc" to many, passed on to risen life Aug.1, 2017, in Springville, Utah, having enjoyed a full life of 97 years. He leaves behind his loving wife of 71 years, Jane Compton Linton, four children, Nancy Linton Ary, Dr. N. Kent (Chip) Linton, Scott A. Linton, and Sue Linton Schmidlin, 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.
He was born on March 20,1920, in Paintersville, Ohio to Lindley and Pearl Linton. He felt blessed to grow up in a small farming community with the love of his parents and two older brothers, Walter and Roy. He graduated from Bowersville High School in 1938 and attended Cedarville College and Ohio State University before entering medical school in Louisville, Kentucky. His internship was served at Miami Valley Hospital where he met and married nursing student, Jane Compton. Shortly thereafter he entered the army and spent their first two anniversaries in the Philippines caring for the ill and wounded.
In 1948, he came back to his home town to join the practice of the doctor who assisted his birth, Dr. R.L. Haines. He worked long hours making house calls, conducting afternoon and evening office hours, delivering babies, performing minor surgery and setting fractures. When asked by a Springfield News- Sun reporter, “What makes a good doctor?” he replied, “You have to be genuinely interested in people. You become a part of the community and to some extent, a part of the families you serve. You have to have a real understanding of people’s problems, you have to listen to what people tell you and you have to like people.” He genuinely loved the community of Jamestown and its people and lived by the motto on his grave marker: TO TREAT MANY, TO CURE SOME, TO COMFORT ALL.
After 35 years of practice he and his wife, Jane, moved to Phoenix, AZ, where they enjoyed activities in the sun and he indulged his passion for reading. As his health failed, he and Jane moved to Utah in 2016 to be near their son, Chip.