Layton, Susan B., 69, passed away on August 8, 2011, in Mesa, AZ as a result of kidney failure. Susan was born in Salt Lake City, UT, to beloved parents Catherine and Reinhart Brinkman, the third of four children. After graduating from Granite High School, Susan served as a genealogical missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Salt Lake City, UT. In December of 1963, she married R. Gary Layton in the Salt Lake Temple. Her Bachelor’s degree in home economics prepared her for a life of service to her family and community. In addition to being an award winning seamstress, Susan loved music and art. Throughout her life, she always strove to beautify her environment. Her best efforts were devoted to her family and linking generations. Susan was preceded in death by her devoted husband of 47 years, Gary; her parents, sons Mark and Jeffery; and brother Stephen. She is survived by brothers Charles (Jodi) and Robert (Lisa); children Catherine (Brian), Paul (D’Net), and Spencer; and 9 grandchildren. A visitation will be held Wednesday, August 10, from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s University Chapel, 3529 E University Drive, Mesa, AZ. Funeral services will be Friday, August 12 at 2 PM preceded by a visitation at 1 PM at Larkin’s Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, UT.