James Gale Oviatt, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, passed from the loving arms of his family through the veil into the waiting arms of his parents, Lamon and Eva Oviatt, on Monday, April 30, 2018.
Jim was born in Price, Utah, on Dec. 22, 1945, to Lamon and Eva Oviatt. He grew up in Tacoma, Washington, and served a two-year LDS mission in the Western States. Afterwards, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he was honorably discharged in 1972. After his service to the country, Jim attended Brigham Young University, which is where he also met his loving wife, Glenna. They were sealed in the Manti Temple on May 16, 1974.
Jim lived his life serving others. He always had a smile and a joke for everyone he met. He lived his life the way the Savior taught: Love one another. His faith in the gospel is a great example to his family he has left behind. He will be deeply missed by everyone he met.
Jim is survived by his wife of 43 years, Glenna; his three children: Lisa Sullivan, Shawn Oviatt and Wendy Oviatt; his brother, Lamon Oviatt Jr; his sister, Kay Martin; and his five grandchildren: Nick, Ben, Javan, Jayden and Savannah.
Funeral services will be held Friday, May 4 at 11 a.m. at the Tooele North Stake Center, 580 N. 270 East, Tooele. There will be a public viewing Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 p.m at Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main, Tooele. There will also be a viewing at Tooele North Stake Center from 9:30-10:45 a.m. on May 4 prior to funeral services.