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 James Lewis “Jim” Whimpey

James Lewis “Jim” Whimpey

Birth
Genola, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 14 Oct 2015 (aged 79)
Payson, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 153862693 · View Source
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VETERAN
US ARMY
US NAVY
UTAH NATIONAL GUARD

Early Life: Jim was born December 3, 1935, in Genola, Utah, to Blaine Lewis and Lorena Smith Whimpey. In 1941, is father was killed in a car crash in Nevada. Jim, his three sisters and his mother moved to Mount Pleasant, Utah, where his grandparents, Bert Lewis and Grace Smith, helped raise them. He graduated from North Sanpete High School and attended Snow College.
Life's Work/Service/Interests: Jim completed his service in the United States Army and accepted a job with the National Security Agency. However, he completed over thirty-eight years of military service by serving in the Army Reserve, Navy Reserve and the Utah Army National Guard. He served as the First Sergeant of Company D 1457th and was activated for Desert Storm in 1991. Jim and his wife, Beth Leavitt Whimpey, made their first home in Ogden, Utah, where he worked for the US Postal Service. In 1974, he accepted the position of Postmaster in Nephi, Utah. He retired from the US Postal Service in 1993. He was active in the LDS Church and held many callings, including: a mission to Tampa, Florida, which he served with his wife, ordinance worker in the Manti Utah LDS Temple for seven years, and as a missionary in a service mission for five years in the Nephi Dry Food Cannery. James "Jim" Lewis Whimpey passed away October 14, 2015, at the Central Utah Veterans Home in Payson, Utah.
Survived By: His wife; three sons: Bert (Becky), Blaine, Richard (Kathy); one daughter, Jill (Kerry) Gee; fourteen grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sisters: Irene (Douglas) Lamb and Vicky (Mike) Hillstead; brother, John Willis; and brothers-in-law: Lee Lamb and Don Uder.
Preceded In Death By: His parents; and his sisters: Carma Lamb, Nancy Uder and Elaine Burton.
Services: Nephi 4th LDS Ward
Mortuary: Anderson Funeral Home
Final Rest: Vine Bluff Cemetery
Obituary: © Anderson Funeral Home
Bio compiled by: Annie Duckett Hundley


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  • Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
  • Added: 17 Oct 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 153862693
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Lewis “Jim” Whimpey (3 Dec 1935–14 Oct 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 153862693, citing Vine Bluff Cemetery, Nephi, Juab County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Annie Duckett Hundley (contributor 47394373) .