Jay Rhodes Jeppesen Born Nov. 3rd, 1942, to Rhodes and Orvilla Jeppesen Died Oct. 9th, 2021, As result of an ATV accident. He was loved by his family and had many friends from his long service in The Army National Guard and Reserve, The Tooele Army Depot, as well as his association with model railroaders. Several years ago, he wrote this summary of his life which we feel gives his perspective on his “Adventure” during his mortal journey. My Great Adventure- Jay Autobiographical Summary Aside from my regular Life I was a member of the Utah National Guard and the U S Army Reserve, Achieving the rank of Staff Sergeant. My first job away from the enterprise (The Rhodes Jeppesen family business) was at a gas station in Springville UT, Fergs' Service. The most important things Mr. Ferguson wanted to know was, could I talk to people and could I make change. I worked for Mr. Ferguson in his other stations between other jobs for four years. In September of 1966 I started at Tooele Army Depot, as a warehouseman (wg-4) I worked there for twenty-six years achieving the position of Truck Driver (WAGE-8 Semi Tractor-trailer driver). In 1968 I married Marlene Jacobson Coop, we had three daughters, Cheryl Lyn, Sena Kathryn, and Lyda Mae. In 1986 my National Guard Unit went on an Overseas Deployment Exercise to the Republic of Korea. I was on Active Duty for forty-five days. In 1989 the marriage ended in divorce. She took the two younger girls to Saint George, UT, and they scattered breadcrumbs just like Hansel and Gretel and found their way back to dad. In 1994 I retired from Tooele Army Depot. I worked one season in the family green house. I had a good reminder of why I left the first time. Then I worked in the Unical 76 Truck Stop in Lake Point, UT, (Tooele County). I then worked for Detroit Diesel in Tooele. I presently live in Stockton (Tooele County) I have a dump truck to haul sand and gravel, topsoil & etc. I have three daughters, seven grandchildren, one great grandchild, a tractor, and pair of bib-overalls! What else does a man my age really need? -Jay R. Jeppesen Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Tate Mortuary, with a prior viewing from 11:30-12:45. Interment will be at the Utah Veterans Cemetery and Memorial Park in Bluffdale. In lieu of flowers please donate to your local VFW post.\n\nTo send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Jay Rhodes Jeppesen please visit our Sympathy Store.