Arthur Waldo Jex
1928 ~ 2011
Arthur "Art" Waldo Jex, our loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, peacefully passed away on February 23, 2011 at his home in Spanish Fork, Utah. He was born on October 13, 1928 in Spanish Fork to Wellington George and Elizabeth Carter Jex. He attended Spanish Fork Schools and graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1946. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
He met the love of his life, Edna Jane Cole, and they were married on April 19, 1956 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They spent many happy years together and enjoyed raising two wonderful children. She passed away on October 18, 2005 and after her death, his flame went out.
Art worked for Trojan Powder, Jack & Carts Chevron, and Pacific States Cast Iron Pipe. He loved working in his yard, fishing with friends and family, camping, and travel. He was a member of the Spanish Fork 1st Ward. He lived his entire life in Spanish Fork, loved the community, and served his neighbors freely.
He is survived by his son, Shane Cole (Cristy) Jex, of Salem, Utah; a daughter, ShaRee Jex, of Dublin, California; three grandchildren, Jeremy (Chris) Jex, Spanish Fork; Colby (Jamy) Jex, Ogden; Justin (Nicole) Jex, Payson; and 6 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister-in-law, Wanda Jex. Art was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Jane Jex; his parents; brothers, Ross Jex; Gene Jex; Lewis Jex; and two sisters, LaRue K. Fox; and Annie E. Fullmer.
The family expresses special thanks to Bob and Renae Hunter; Nick and Lynn Newton; Wanda and Kevin Jex; Ron and Shirley Beck; Todd and Lisa Eppley; Alpine Home Health; and many others who stopped in or called to check on him daily.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 187 South Main St., Spanish Fork, Utah. Family and friends may call on Tuesday evening, March 1, 2011 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, or on Wednesday from 12:45-1:45 p.m. prior to services at the mortuary. Interment will be in the Salem City Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family at: www.walkerfamilymortuary.com.