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Obituary for James Dean “Jim” Mayfield

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James Dean “Jim” Mayfield

July 6, 1934 - September 23, 2015

Our beloved father, grandfather and friend passed away on September 23, 2015, at the age of 81, in Ivins, Utah, from causes incident to age and Parkinson’s Disease.
Jim was born July 6, 1934 in Farmington, Utah, to Leo Taylor and Louise Ware Mayfield. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He also served an LDS Mission to the California/Arizona area.

 

Jim married his sweetheart, Gladys Dodgen, on December 18, 1959, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. He attended school at Brigham Young University and graduated with a teaching degree from Utah State University. He worked as a schoolteacher in the Davis County School District for 30 years. He was a well loved and respected teacher, and enjoyed object lessons and sharing knowledge, writing his own lesson plans and going the extra mile to get a point across. His hard work resulted in the award of a two-week NASA workshop which was a highlight of his career.

 

He wrote several books on his life, beliefs and values.

 

Along with his youthful mission, he also served three missions with his wife, Gladys: one to the Washington, D.C., LDS Temple; another to the Geneva, Switzerland, LDS Institute; and one to Temple Square in Salt Lake City. Jim was passionate about service, and would have continued to serve missions, if health and life had allowed it.

 

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Gladys, his siblings Maxine Howell, Darrell Mayfield, John Mayfield, and son-in-law Paul Winchester. He is survived by his children Debra (Ron) Bowman, Natalie Mayfield, Douglas (Heidi) Mayfield, Sandra Winchester, and Brenda (Scott) Wendt. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

 

The family would like to express their love and appreciation for all of Dad’s wonderful friends, especially Sharon Elliott, Lois Johnson, Jeff Draney and Ann and Earl Hess. Much thanks also goes to the wonderful staff and caregivers at the Southern Utah Veterans Home; CNS Nursing Services of Southern Utah; and Journey of Hope Hospice.

 

A viewing will be held at the Kaysville 17th Ward Chapel, 875 East 200 North, Kaysville, on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, from 6-8 p.m.

 

Funeral services will be held at noon, Thursday, October 1, 2015. Friends may also call at the chapel from 10-11:30 a.m. before the funeral services.

 

Interment will be in the Kaysville City Cemetery, 500 Crestwood Road, Kaysville, Utah.

 

Services under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.
Please send us your condolences and a memory at www.leavittsmortuary.com

 

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Kaysville 17th Ward

Address:

875 E 200 North, , Kaysville , UT,

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875 East 200 North, Kaysville, Utah

Friends may also call at the chapel from 10-11:30 a.m. before the funeral services.

 

 


Service Information

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015

Time: 12:00 pm -

875 East 200 North

A viewing will be held at the Kaysville 17th Ward Chapel, 875 East 200 North, Kaysville, on Wednesday, September 30, 2015, from 6-8 p.m.

 

Funeral services will be held at noon, Thursday, October 1, 2015. Friends may also call at the chapel from 10-11:30 a.m. before the funeral services.

 

Interment will be in the Kaysville City Cemetery, 500 Crestwood Road, Kaysville, Utah.

 


Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015

Kaysville City Cemetery

Address:

498 Crestwood Drive , , , ,

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500 Crestwood Road, Kaysville, Utah.


 

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Born: July 6, 1934
Died: September 23, 2015

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Perry and Joy Johnson posted on 10/20/15

What wonderful memories we have of elder and sister Mayfield serving together in the Genneva Switzerland mission. They were our companions, we laughed, cried, worried and rejoiced together. We went to the temple and toured many beautiful areas together, Because of the Mayfields our mission experience was greatly enriched and blessed! We love you Jim and Gladys! So grateful you are together again!

 

Gaye Brown posted on 10/1/15

Oh how we love Jim and Gladys Mayfield!!!! Even though we know it's hard on their kids and grandkids to have them gone, we know they must be thrilled to be together again as sweethearts. I went to visit them one day right after they had completed their Swiss Mission. They invited me into their lovely home and we talked and hugged for almost an hour. I will always remember and appreciate their gracious warm personalities. What great examples for all of us. All my love, Gaye Brown

 

Kathy Nelson Noel posted on 9/30/15

Jim was one of the most honorable, loyal and caring man I have known. He was always a missionary. I will remember how he often shared with me his love for his wife and children. I know it was a joyous reunion for both him and his sweetheart Gladys. I will not forget this fine man and the impact he had on my life in such a short time. I still feel his influence from above. Thank you Brother Mayfield Sister Noel

 

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