Jay Maughan Leavitt Obituary

Jay Maughan Leavitt, 1922 -2003

Jay Maughan Leavitt, beloved husband of the late Helen Martha Lenz Leavitt, passed away suddenly at Taber, Alta. on Wednesday, Dec. 24 2003 at the age of 81 years. Jay was born on June 5, 1922 at Cardston, Alta. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who took great pride in his family. Jay will be deeply missed but lovingly remembered and cherished in the hearts of his family and his friends. Jay leaves to mourn his loss: his loving sons, Jerry (Susan) and Doug (Elaine) and his loving daughters Martha (Blaine) Harding, Ellen (Clayton) Whaley, Pearl (Lyle) Miller, Glenda Leavitt and Gayla (Darrell) Payne; his nineteen grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Jay is also lovingly remembered by brother Tom (Sharon) and sisters Jean (Trevor) Paige, Elda (Ernie) Bengert, Arlene Tanasiuk and Betty (Bud) Shortt; and sister-in-law Ann Leavitt and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members. He was predeceased by his wife Helen, parents Jerry and Rachel Leavitt, and brothers Kent and Jerald. The funeral was held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Temple Street Chapel, in Cardston on Dec. 31 at 1:30 p.m. with Brother Benjamin Layton officiating. Interment followed in the Cardston Cemetery.