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Julian B. Canton usually called J B the son of Ulysses and Erna (Jackson) Canton, was born on October 26, 1922 in Nashua, Montana. J B spent most of his childhood in the small town of Englewood, Kansas, and graduated from Englewood High School in 1942. J B joined the U S Navy and while serving his country he was accepted into the ROTC Program at the University of Southern California and was a member of the Glee Club. J B graduated from USC with a Bachelor of Science Degree and Master Degree Teachers of Mathematics. J B was commissioned as an officer and assigned to a ship, around the time WW II ended. In 1946 J B was honorably discharged from active duty, then joined the Naval Reserves as a Supply Corp Officer where receiving rank of Commander, serving for 20 years and retiring in 1964. J B pursued a career in education, teaching high school Mathematics and Spanish for 10 years in the Los Angeles area. J B moved to Carpinteria, California where he worked in Real Estate as a salesman and after several years started his own real estate business as a broker, called Surf Reality, selling the business after 31 years. JB and Dorothy Olson were united in married March 10, 1951 and to this union three children were born Jay, Marvin, and Anne. JB was active in the community serving on the School Board, Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club, and the Masonic Lodge while living in the beach town community. Upon leaving Carpinteria J B continued to sell land parcels and opened a land office in Kern County, California along with Dick Underwood, a salesman for J B many years. J B return to Kansas in 1993 where he grew up, continuing to sell real estate while living in the Ashland Community. J B was a member of the Ashland United Methodist Church, enjoyed being involved with the Ashland Senior Center and all their activities. J B enjoyed spending time with the Senior Coffee Club. JB was preceded in death by his father, Ulysses; mother, Erna; brothers, Walter, Lee and Elgin. J B left his earthly home on July 31, 2015 at the Ashland Health Center, after battling cancer. J B is survived by his former wife, Dorothy, Simi Valley, California; son, Jay B Canton and wife Kim of Ashland, Kansas, Marvin L Canton, Lompoc, California; daughter Anne J. Canton, Escondido, California; sister, Lucy Nice, Round Rock, Texas, brother Edwin Canton and wife Carol, Thousand Oaks, California; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends. In lieu of flowers, family suggest donations to the Ashland Health Center, 709 Oak Street, PO Box 188, Ashland, KS 67831.
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