He had two brothers, Jennison (also an Olympic bobsledder and skeleton racer) and Trowbridge. Heaton married four times, first to Gwendolyn Robinson de Alzaga Unzue in 1937. Heaton competed in three Winter Olympics in 1928, 1932, and 1948.
At the 1948 games in Saint Moritz, Switzerland, he was the American team"s flag bearer at the opening ceremonies.
They traveled to Tahiti, Bali, India and South Africa. lieutenant remains one of the classic skeleton events of the Saint Moritz "Cresta" season.
Heaton was one of the pioneers of the Portillo ski resort and skiing in Chile in the 1940s. The Roca Jack is named after him.
Heaton died in Paris, France, in 1976 at age 68.