Richard Jay SnowMay 17, 1939 ~ December 13, 2017 (age 78)
Richard Jay Snow, 78, of Ephraim, UT, passed away on December 13, 2017 in Gunnison, UT. He was born on May 17, 1939, in Salt Lake City at the old county hospital that used to be on 21st South and State Street.
He was the son of Grant Lee and Olive Marie Workman Snow. He married Lois Kay Thompson in the Salt Lake Temple on June 24, 1960. They have three children: Russell J (Lori) Snow, of Mesa, AZ; Wendi Kae (Jeff) Jorgensen, of South Ogden, UT; Melanie K. (David) Hill, of Manti, UT. He attended Lincoln, Riverton and Wasatch Elementary Schools, Horace Mann & Jordan Jr. Highs, and graduated from West High School. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Utah State University. He worked for Harmony Floors, Walker Bank and retired from Snow College after 31 years. He was an aircraft engine mechanic for 3 years in the U.S. Army. His army years took him to Fort Carson Colorado (Basic Training), Ft. Eustis, Virginia (Engine School), Fort Knox, Kentucky, Korea and Atlanta Army Depot. The most important things to him were; his family, friends, church and work. Church callings include being a home-teacher from the time he was 14 yrs. old, positions in the YM, Sunday School, Elders Quorum, counselor in the Bishopric, Bishop, High Councilor, councilor in the Stake Presidency, and Ward Executive Secretary. Jay loved the service he was able to provide as an ordinance worker in the Manti Temple for 11 years.
Jay is survived by his wife, Lois; children, Russell, Wendi, Melanie; sister, Nancy (Van) Neilson; sister-in-law, Lorna Snow; brothers-in-law, Bruce Thompson and Bob Kidd; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Jay was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Lee; sister, Shirley; brothers-in-law, Lee R and Jimmy; sisters-in-law, Laura Fae Thompson and Afton Thompson; cousin, Val; nephews, Scott and Wayne Kidd.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in the Ephraim Stake Center, 400 East Center St. Viewings will be held on Monday, December 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and prior to services on Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Sterling Cemetery at 2:00 p.m. with Military Honors provided by the Manti American Legion Post #31. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com