Robert Geldard Hayton, 86, of Idyllwild, died at home Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006 of natural causes.

He was born April 27, 1920 in Waltham, Mass.

Mr. Hayton was a retired personnel officer with the Orange County health department. He also was a retired aviator major with the U.S. Marine Corps.

He was a member of the Mile High 12 Club, the Free and Accepted Masons, the Shriners, the Wally Byam Caravan Club (Airstream RV Association) and Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services.

Services are planned for Jan. 27 at the Masonic Lodge, 131 E. Main Street, San Jacinto. Burial will be at the Hurd Ancestrial Farm in Lempster, N.H. The time of the service was not given.

He is survived by two sons, David R. Hayton of Long Beach and Thomas Hayton of Idyllwild; a daughter, Carolyn Passage of Pine Cove; two brothers, William Hayton of Natic, Mass., and James T. Hayton of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; two grandchildren, Hallie Hayton and Heidi Hayton; and one great-grandchild, Meera.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Eunice E. Hayton.