Fred R. Jex obituary
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Fred R. Jex, 86, of Spanish Fork, Utah, died on October 5, 2006, at the Mountain View Hospital.
Fred was born on November 1, 1919, in Spanish Fork, to Richard Leon Jex and Sarah LaVern Sterling Jex. Fred married the light of his life, Emma Holley, on September 1, 1937. They were later sealed for all time and eternity in the Manti Temple on January 24, 1964. They had three daughters: Marcia (Meiling) Hales, Pam (Kenneth) Yamamoto, and Melanie Jex; eight grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.
Fred was a very loving and patient man who loved his family unconditionally. He always looked at the bright side and made you feel that everything would be all right. He was liked by everyone who met him, and always had a smile.
Fred was a businessman, owning RL Jex Merchandise Store for over 40 years. He later worked for BYU, until his retirement. He was involved in his community, serving on the Spanish Fork City Council, Spanish Fork Chamber of Commerce, Jaycees, and Lions Club. He was a member of the LDS Church, serving as a High Priest.
He is survived by three sisters: Phoebe Swenson, Fawn Ludlow, and Esther Bohne; three sisters-in-law: Catherine Johnson, Earlene Holley, Berniece (R.L.) Watts; and a brother-in-law, Frank G. Holly. Fred will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
The family would like to thank Mountain View Hospital Staff, Mountain Aire Assisted Living, Spanish Fork City Cemetery Maintenance Crew, and Dr. Eric Hogenson, for all their kindness and concern.
Funeral services will take place at the Spanish Fork 1st Ward Church, 300 E. Center Street, Spanish Fork, on Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held at Walker Mortuary, 187 South Main, Spanish Fork, on Monday evening, October 9, 2006, from 6 to 8 p.m.; and, before the funeral from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will be in the Spanish Fork City Cemetery.
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