James Donald Jex
1944 ~ 2015

James Donald Jex, 71, died at home in Alpine on Wednesday, December 30, 2015 from a short battle with cancer.

He was born on May 11, 1944 in Oakland, California to J. Lorin and Laneeda Jex. He grew up in Provo and Orem, graduating from Orem High School in 1962. From 1963 to 1965, he served in the Central States Mission. Jim graduated from BYU in 1969 having lettered all four years on the BYU track team. He married Kathy Robins in 1966 in the Salt Lake Temple. They have 6 children and 20 grandchildren.

Jim retired from the Utah State Developmental Center, after working with the disabled for 37 ½ years. He has served on the board of MRAU of Utah for many years. After retiring, he worked at Bonneville Nursery. He has served in many callings in the LDS church, including Bishop, Branch President at the MTC, and Branch President of the Paradise Branch in Alpine.

He is survived by his wife Kathy, children: David (Becky), Heidi (Doug) Crockett, John (Brenda), Emily (Spencer) Butler, Scott (Nancy), and 19 grandchildren. Jim is preceded in death by his parents, a daughter, Diana, and a granddaughter, Brittany
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 11:00 am at the Mountainville 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, 165 North 100 East, Alpine, Utah. Family and friends may call Friday, January 8, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Warenski Funeral Home, 1776 North 900 East, American Fork, Utah, and again on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 am at the church prior to services. Interment will be held at the Alpine City Cemetery.

 

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