Our beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, friend, and neighbor, Jay V. Mower, Jr., passed away on Nov. 16, 2021, due to complications arising from a kidney transplant.
Jay was born in Mt. Pleasant, Utah, on July 3, 1957, to Jay V. Mower, Sr. and Donna Clyde Johanson. After graduating high school, he joined the military and went to Alaska as an MP and game warden. He also served in the Army National Guard for twelve years. It was in Alaska that he started his family and where his oldest three children were born: Tina, Crissy, and Jason.
In 1981 he came back to Mt. Pleasant where he met and married Naomi Torgerson. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. Jay became a dad to Naomi’s children: Jaime, whom he later adopted, and Chuck. Together they had a daughter, Emily. He loved and was loved by his family and all who knew him.
Jay is survived by his beloved wife, Naomi; his children, Tina (Oren) Gieck, Crissy (Jessica Adams) Mower, Jason (Andrea) Mower, all of Grand Junction, Colorado, Chuck and Haley Hooper of Grand Island, Nebraska, Jamie and Jake Brown of Richfield, and Emily Jeffs of Manti; siblings, Donna (Lenard) Pritchard of Ephraim, Jerry Mower of Manti, John (Laura) Mower of Mt. Pleasant; 26 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
Jay is now reunited with his sister, parents, and grandparents.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021, in the Springer Turner Funeral Home Chapel, 260 North 400 West in Richfield, Utah, where friends may call for viewing from 11:30 to 12:30 prior to the services.
Burial with military honors accorded by the VFW Sevier Post #5050 and the Utah Honor Guard will be in the Richfield City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.