Jay Thomas Lyon was born January 6, 1925 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Archibald Thomas and Mabel Crook Lyon. He was raised in Heber City, graduated from Wasatch High School, and attended the University of Utah. Married Lyle Pettit in the Salt Lake Temple June 28, 1948 and completed his earthly mission peacefully in his home February 24, 2017. He served in many callings in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and loves the gospel.
He was preceded in death by his parents, only brother William Glen Lyon, grandchild Michael Jay Lyon and son-in-law Forrest Hardy Cherry. He is survived by his wife Lyle Pettit; five children, Richard Jay (Karen), Ralph Wayne (Marilyn), Charles Ray (Molly), Jayna Marie (Forrest Hardy Cherry), Steven Kent (Sylvia); 22 grand-children and 35 great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 11:00 am at the Orem 4th Ward, 50 South 800 East, Orem, Utah, where a Viewing will be held Friday, March 3rd, from 6:00 to 8:00 pm as well as prior to services on Saturday from 9:30 am to 10:30 am. Interment at Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Utah at 700 North 650 East.
Funeral Directors: Utah Valley Mortuary. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.uvfuneral.com.