In the midday hours of October 15, 2022 Ruff came by, whinnied for Jack, he swung on bareback and off they went towards the rugged mountains East of Santaquin where the water runs free, the grass is green and the air is clean. He was born at home in Santaquin on the 1st of December 1933, the third child of Marvin Clinton and Rachael Jackson York. Roy and Naoma welcomed their brother. There were eventually seven children, Roy, Naoma, Jack, VeNeta, Shirlene, Bonnie and MarRae. They loved living among so many relatives and friends. Many hours were spent at Santaquin Canyon playing any game they made up where they rode their horse. There are so many tales to tell of their experiences in Santaquin. The family farmed, worked in mines and Marv drove a school bus.
In 1948 the family packed up and moved to Magna where Marv was able to obtain full time employment with Kennecott. They all loved Magna but never forgot all their friends and relatives in Santaquin.
Jack was a part of the graduating class of Garfield Junior High when the Cyprus Junior High burned down. He also attended Cyprus High School then went to work, bored with school. He loved to work, many times 2 or 3 jobs. He was drafted into the US Navy where he spent 2 years aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Roosevelt.
He will be remembered by his shiny, black Pontiac dragging Main Street or State Street, or riding his horse all over town. He served as President of the Magna Mt. Riders for many terms where he was successful in arranging the first AQHA approved race meet in Utah. He also served as president of the Beaver Springs Ranch association for many years. He loved to hunt elk in Santaquin Canyon with his family, friends and cousins, hunting deer in South Fork with family and friends, hunting pheasants with family and friends in Tremonton. He and his family built a cabin in Weber Canyon where they spent many happy hours and hosted many Labor Day Socials. He also loved to snowmobile, bowl, golf, race horses, work hard and compete in riding club events. Many hours were spent in the bleachers attending little league, Jr. horse events, high school rodeo, trap shooting, and spinnakers.
Survived by his spouse of 65 years, Georgia Ann Flandro York; daughter, Hannah Gay (John) Hardy; son, Jack Robert “Bert” (Debra) York; lovely grandchildren, Heather McCrone, Amanda (Blake) Fontenot, Jason Tomlinson; great grandchildren, Taylor Poindexter, Peyton and Jacee Tomlinson, Bennett and Mason Fontenot, Lila Poindexter; and sisters, Naoma Smith, VeNeta Giles, Bonnie George, and Rae Davis.
A special thanks to Heather for all the loving care she gave her “Papa”.
Visitations will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday, October 20, 2022 and 12-1 p.m. Friday at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. Magna Main St. Funeral services will be held Friday 1 p.m. Interment: Pleasant Green Cemetery. Online condolences: www.peelfuneralhome.com
Thursday, October 20, 2022
6:00 - 8:00pm (Mountain time)
Friday, October 21, 2022
12:00 - 1:00pm (Mountain time)
Friday, October 21, 2022
Starts at 1:00pm (Mountain time)