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James Conti

August 8, 1917 — July 11, 2015



Magna, UT – Our beloved husband, father, brother and grandfather, James Conti, 97, died peacefully at home on July 11, 2015. He was born August 8, 1917 in Ragtown, Utah (“Ragtown” was the small mining community that is now buried under several millions tons of rock where the Kennecott Copper tailings pond currently exists). He was born to Tony and Helen Conti. He graduated from Cyprus High School in 1935. He married Geniel Park in 1955. Dad was a life-long member of the Catholic Church. He worked for Kennecott Copper as a machinist for 44 years. He loved to work on cars, motorcycles, lawn mowers – you name it. With his vast skills, and ingenious innovative thinking, he could fix it or build it, regardless of what it was. As he stands now before God, he can truly say “I have used all of the talents during my lifetime that you gave me to the best of my ability with your guidance and generosity.” Dad was a man of his word who could be counted on – a characteristic that all remember him for. He was an honest man and his children learned by his example to be honest, hard working and to exhibit integrity during his life. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. James is survived by his wife of 59 years, Geniel; four children, Shauna (Scott) Beckwith, Jim Conti, Cheri (Mike) Mills and Ron (April) Conti; brothers, Lawrence and Ernie Conti; grandchildren, Jared and Michael Mills, Stuart and Shandi Beckwith, and Staci and Danny Conti; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws, a brother, Danny Conti, and sisters, Lydia Montoya and Jean Snow.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the Peel Funeral Home, 8525 West 2700 South, Magna, Utah from 10:00 am-12 noon, followed by a graveside service at 12:30 pm at the Valley View Memorial Park, 4400 W. 4100 S. Online condolences:

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Building Fund (801-364-2019) or the Alzheimer’s Association (801-265-1944).

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Saturday, July 18, 2015

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Graveside Service

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Starts at 12:30 pm (Mountain time)

Valley View Memorial Park

W 4100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84120

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