Jay Herald Jeppson was born August 21, 1926 in Brigham City, Utah to Jay C. Jeppson and Zola Lucy Call. He passed away on September 8, 2022, in Bountiful, Utah. He was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He was a graduate from Kemper Military School in 1943, Brigham Young University in 1949, and University of Idaho in 1954. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II and served in North Atlantic & European areas. During the Korean War, he served as Lieutenant Junior Grade aboard the USS Mathews. He was awarded the Bronze Star and other distinguished service medals. After the war, he was promoted to Lieutenant and continued to serve in the Naval Reserve.
In 1955, he began a career as a trust banker. After several years of experience in several banks, he was appointed to serve as a member of the American Bankers Association, Trust Division, in 1976, where he participated in formulating national banking policies for fiduciary services. For civic responsibilities, he served as a Park Commissioner, a Rotarian, and an American Legion Veteran. He retired in 1983, after thirty years of distinguished service as a Vice President and Trust Banker for several banks.
He traveled extensively throughout the United States, Alaska, Europe and the Pacific Ocean regions. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and outdoor sportsman. Throughout his life, he was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving as a temple worker, teacher, missionary and numerous other positions. In his later years, he enjoyed quiet living with his wife and family in Bountiful, Utah where he raised a garden, sharing the produce with friends and neighbors. He valued the relationships he had with so many dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Lou Stoddard Jeppson; by his parents; by a sister, Elizabeth Kilian; and by two brothers, Bruce C. Jeppson and Saylor C. Jeppson. He is survived by children, JoAnn Ford, Barbara Tidball, and David Jeppson. He cherished his 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Applegate Hospice for their outstanding help and care of Jay, especially Annette Wells, Joanna Johnson and Octavia Fawkes- true friends!
Graveside services will be held on Monday, September 12, 2022 at noon in the Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 South 200 West, Bountiful, Utah. A viewing will be held Monday from 10:00-11:30 a.m. in the Bountiful 39th Ward Building, 500 East 1500 South, Bountiful. Military rites and interment will be in the Bountiful City Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com