Forever on the Beach
On May 20th 2019 our beloved Jim passed away from complications with cancer. His wife, children and close friends were there as he passed this world to join those awaiting him on the other side.
James Parker born on September 14th, 1968 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Aubrey and Mary Ann (Checkettes) Parker. He was the youngest of 5 brothers, Paul, Richard, Steven and Dan. He was proceeded in death by his parents.
On August 6th, 2011 Susan Tinker became his bride, his true love for life. Together they enjoyed fishing, camping, boating and spending quality time with their family. He is survived by his wife Susan, daughters Kaylee Parker, Jessica Pechmann (George), Ashley Steyn (Rench). Brothers Paul, Dan, Steve and Richard as well as three grandchildren Oliver, Hendrik and Helen who loved and adored their ‘papa’ dearly. Jim enjoyed working hard and spent most of his career as a flooring specialist. When not working you could always find him in the garden or fishing. His favorite fishing and boating areas were Flaming Gorge and Currant Creek. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed rabbit hunting and antelope hunting. He loved spending time with his family going camping and on vacations to the beach.
Jim was baptized Roman Catholic at St. Joseph the Worker by his close friend and pastor, Father Patrick F. Carley on Easter 2011. He was blessed to have Gerard and Pauline Collet as his Sponsors. Everyone will remember Jim with his quick sense of humor, great smile, generosity and overall zest for life. Jim had many lifelong friends and helped anyone in need.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 29, 2019 at 11:00 am, officiated by Father Carley at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church, 7405 S. Redwood Road West Jordan, Utah. A luncheon will follow mass at the church’s Fabian hall. All are welcome to attend.