Our father, grandfather and friend, James Gary Ahlstrom, passed away peacefully at home Aug. 16 surrounded by his family and friends. Gary was born Dec. 18, 1932 in Salt Lake City to William James Ahlstrom and Myrtle Ann Russell. He served in the military and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War. Upon his return, he later married the love of his life, Elsie Koyen on Oct. 14, 1955. They were sealed together in the Provo Temple May 12, 1973. Together they raised five children. Gary was an excellent carpenter by trade, a member of union local 184 and was very proud of his accomplishments. He built several commercial buildings and homes throughout Tooele County, Salt Lake, Nevada and Idaho. He worked for several construction companies through the years, but retired from Culp Construction in 1994 after 32 years. Dad enjoyed being around his family, going places with Mom and farming. His door was always open to friends and family who wanted to pop in to chat, have a Pepsi or pull up a chair for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Gary is survived by his five children, Connie Hickman Littlepage (Jim) Tooele, Margie Iverson (Dale) Riverton, John Gary Ahlstrom (Tammy) Caliente, Nev., Wiley Jeff Ahlstrom (Kristen) Buckeye, Ariz., and Terri Lyn Ahlstrom, Rush Valley, sister-in-law Patricia Dymock (John), 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews whom he cared for and loved very much. He was preceded in death by his wife Elsie, his parents and his brother and sister-in-law Arlin and Maxine Ahlstrom. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 at the Rush Valley Ward at 11 a.m. A viewing will be held Wednesday, Aug. 21 from 6-8 p.m. at Tate Mortuary in Tooele and from 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the service. Internment in the St. John Cemetery.