Jesse Martin Wilson


Jesse Martin Wilson, 92, passed away 3 Jan 2017 at his home. He was born the 5th of seven children 4 august 1924 to Christopher Ruben Wilson and Luella Durfee in Randlett, Duchesne, Ut. He is the last of his generation. He grew up on a farm working closely with neighbors. He married one of those neighbors, his childhood sweetheart, Elsie Marie Jarman. She passed away in 2008. He has been waiting over 8 years to be with her again. They were married 9 October 1946 in the Salt Lake City Temple. From this union was born 9 children. He moved his small family to Lava Hot Springs in the early 50s. He ran a farm teaching his children a good work ethic. Worked at several other jobs to supplement the farm. He drove a milk truck many years, worked at the Hot Pools for many years, and retired from the School district as a custodian and bus driver. He was the kind of man that never met a stranger. Made friends easily. Ever ready to offer a helping hand to someone in need. He loved animals and had them around him all his life. Loved growing flowers in his greenhouse and always raised a garden. He believed in providing for yourself. He has touched the lives of many people in this community.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ and held many positions in his lifetime. He believed in his Savior Jesus Christ and was loyal to him.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, his wife and all his siblings, daughter in law Jean Wilson. Survived by his children, Alan Wilson, Marilyn (Scott) Hatley, Lamar (Cindy) Wilson all from Lava, Gary (Peggy) Wilson, Renae (Jimmy) Walls from Ohio, Mark (Marcia) Wilson from Bloomington, Id, Lamont (Callea) Wilson from McCammon, Lloyd (Michelle) Wilson from California, Lynnette (Robert) Rivera from Wilder, Id. 25 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 7 at 1:00 p.m. in the Lava LDS Ward Chapel. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Friday evening from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Burial will follow in the Lava Cemetery.

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