Robert & Joy Orton

Robert Orton and his wife, Joy, served as United Nations Government Relations Representatives and International Fellows in Geneva, Switzerland for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Robert served a term as Assistant to former United States Senator Wallace F. Bennett. He also worked as an attorney for Fabian and Clendenin, Durham, Jones and Pinegar, and served as director of the Foreign Language League. Robert is an emeritus member of the Second Quorum of the Seventy in the LDS Church. He has served as a temple president and in many other church leadership positions. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, and his J.D. from the University of Utah. Robert was born in Reno, Nevada.

Joy Orton received her BA degree from the University of Utah. She taught at Skyline High School. She also worked as a graphics artist for Bailey, Montague and Associates. She was a PTA president, and community council chairman. She was also a director of foreign language study at an elementary school. Joy and Robert have six children and 22 grandchildren.