Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

December 18, 2012
Jayne Reba Hunter

Obit Jayne HunterI arrived as a New Year’s baby in Park City on Jan. 1, 1956 to Ford and Donna Farley. I always had an admiration for being born in the Old Miners Hospital. I could not have asked for better parents. My dad, who was a hardworking miner at the Silver King Mine, was the apple of my eye. My mother, who was the boss of the family, was the homemaker and also worked in Salt Lake City at different jobs. I loved growing up in Park City when it was just a small mining town that had a few ski runs and everyone knew everyone. I grew up skiing the mountain slopes around Park City and Deer Valley with my brothers and sister and became a good skier at an early age. I attended Park City schools and graduated with the class of 1974, all 38 of us. We lived in a small home at 311 Woodside. Although it was small, it was big in love. I loved my sister Faye and brothers Mike and Jimmy. We enjoyed fighting and playing as brothers and sisters do. I do forgive my brother Jimmy for hitting me in the back of the head with a baseball bat. I really came from a great family that also included aunts, uncles and cousins. I attended beauty college and became a successful beautician. I became the mother of two beautiful daughters, Andrea and Jennie, who I devoted my life to. In August of 1980, I met the love of my life, Rick Hunter. He was the man who raised my daughters and took care of and provided for us. Rick and I shared our moments as married couples do, but I am thankful for every moment we spent together. Rick brought his two children, Ricky and Rachel, from a prior marriage into our lives and we shared so many memories and wonderful moments together. Rick and I traveled to places that I only dreamed of and I always loved riding behind Rick on the Harley. We just recently moved back to Texas after living in Germany where I met new friends and traveled to many places having so much fun. The Black Forest (Triberg) and Rothenberg ob der Tauber in Bavaria were my favorite places. I worked at the Tooele Army Depot and in 1994 our family transferred to Corpus Christi, Texas, after the Tooele Army Depot closed. I worked as a production controller and made so many friends in Tooele and at the Corpus Christi Army Depot. I actually hated work and the politics that surrounded us all but it was my friends at work that got me through the day. I was so happy when I retired but I was also sad that I left my friends behind. I was a straight shooter and told it the way it was. I was always told that I needed to take care of myself first but I just could not do it. I always put my family and others first. I wanted everyone to be happy and know that they were loved. I am so thankful for the life that God has given me and for all the people that I have met. I am especially thankful to God for being blessed with my children and grandchildren who are the love of my life. I will cherish the day when we will all be together again but I will always be near watching over them. I leave behind my honey Rick, my rock and foundation who loved me so much and really gave me whatever I wanted anytime; my beautiful daughters Andrea (Mike) Lenortavage and Jennie (Jeff) Brown; my step-daughter Rachel Hunter; my grandchildren Austin, McKaylee, Avery and Ashlyn; my mother; my sister Faye and my brothers Mike and Jimmy and their families. I also leave behind my best friend Murray, my little yorkie that has brought me so much happiness. I will be with him every day. I am so happy to be with my with my dad, my step-son Ricky, my father-in-law Warren and my special friend Lee Haynes. Also, all those that have made the journey before me that I loved and touched my life. Visitation will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. on Dec. 19 at Seaside Funeral Home Chapel with a funeral service to be held at 3 p.m. A second visitation will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Dec. 22 at Tate Mortuary in Tooele, with a funeral service to be held at 1 p.m. and interment to follow at Tooele City Cemetery. “For every worry under the sun, there is a remedy or there is none. If there is one, try to find it. If there is none, nevermind it.” — Jayne. To view tribute, please visit

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