“A Tough Old Cowboy”
Our husband, dad and grandpa took his sweet ol’ time and passed away peacefully on Jan. 8, 2013.
He was born March 16, 1935, in Woodruff, Utah, to Clyde “Joe” and Vilate Longhurst. He graduated from BYU with a bachelors, and was then drafted to serve his country in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany.
He married Barbara Perkins in June 1975. Jay worked for the federal government or 25 years. He loved hunting, fishing and baseball hats. Jay was a simple, private person.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his daughters, Cheryl Henderson, Lauri (Shayne) Robison and Misty Miller; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sister Lana (GR) Peart.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 10, at 2 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, Utah. Friends may call upon the family from noon until 1:30 p.m. at Starks Funeral Parlor, 3651 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Alta Ridge for taking such great care of Jay.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks Funeral Parlor.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.starksfuneral.com.