James LeRoy Hyatt, Jr,, 85, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2017, surrounded by loving family. Jim was born on April 19, 1932 to James LeRoy Hyatt and Maude Orton Hyatt. Jim was a fun-loving prankster and grew up happily in Parowan, Utah, along with his two brothers, Gerald (Marian) Hyatt, and Michael O. Hyatt
On June 29, 1954, he married his life long sweetheart, Alice Kay Clark, in the St George Temple. Of this union was born 5 children, his rebellious/headstrong daughter Elizabeth (Max) Partner, perfect daughter Debora (Eddie) Alger, regular son Gary (Shannon) Hyatt, favorite son Jerry (Holly) Hyatt and spoiled daughter Melonie (Rod) Gilbert, all of whom grew up to bring honor to his name. We were raised with love, discipline, work, family dinners and family outings and vacations. We also saw firsthand the way a man should treat a woman. Dad always supported Mom, helped her and never raised his voice to her. He truly treated our mother as a queen.
He will be missed, remembered and revered by his family and friends, including 28 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one grandson, James Paul, and great grandson, Ashton Clark, 3 half-sisters and 1 half-brother.
Funeral services and celebration of Jim’s life, along with military honors (US Air Force), were held on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11 a.m. in the Parowan West Chapel. A viewing was held on Friday, September 15, 2017 from 6–8 p.m., in the Parowan West Chapel, and again on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 9-10 a.m.
The family would like to thank Home Health and Hospice nurses Carmen, Rebecca, Ethan and Jennifer, and the many friends who have called and cared.
Interment was at the Parowan Cemetery, under the direction of Southern Utah Mortuary. Online condolences can be sent to www.sumortuary.com