Orval R. Layton, 84, died at the Lake District Hospital on Sunday, Feb. 24, 2012.
He was born March 5, 1928 in De Lamere, ND to Norman R. and Valda (Knoke) Layton.
He was a resident of Lakeview for many years and a retired postmaster. Orval also served as the Mayor of Lakeview from January 1993-December 2000.
Survivors include his wife Christina Layton of Lakeview; son and daughter-in-law Raymond and Laura (Dowty) Layton of Spokane, Wash.; grandson Elliott Layton.
Private family services have been held at the burial site in the family plot at the Sunset Park Cemetery with Father Raymond Hopp officiating.
Casket bearers: John Bunch, Vern Story, Al Monaco, Roger Chase, Ken Kestner and Don Liddycoat.
Honorary Casket Bearers: Jerald Steward, Ron Rathbone, Larry Reeder, Jim Huffstutter, Fran Allen, Marv Crocker, Delbert Caswell, Stan Wonderley and Tom Bourgeois.
Contributions in memory of Orval may be made to the Library Endowment Fund, 513 Center St., Lakeview 97630.
Ousley Osterman Huffstutter Funeral Chapel had charge of the arrangements.