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 Fay <I>Hicken</I> Jarvis

Fay Hicken Jarvis

Birth
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 9 Apr 2016 (aged 98)
Orem, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 161006935 · View Source
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Early Life: Fay was born November 1, 1917, in Provo, Utah, to Elijah Moulton Hicken and Erma I. Jensen Hicken where her father was completing a bachelor's degree at Brigham Young University. Her family resided in Salt Lake City, Utah; Hinckley, Utah; Cowley, WY; and Richmond, Utah, where her father served as a seminary instructor and principal. She enjoyed outdoor activities and playing the violin in the school orchestra with her sisters.
Life's Work/Service/Interests: In Richmond, Utah, Fay taught elementary school students. She attended LDS Business College, then BYU, earning a degree in Elementary Education. At BYU, she met George Albert Jarvis and married in the Logan Utah LDS Temple in August of 1940, a year after her graduation. Following his graduation, George and Fay moved to Madison, Wisconsin, where George earned a PhD in Physics from the University of Wisconsin. He conducted radar research for the United States military at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, during World War II. Fay conducted research on baked beans, brown molasses bread, and Chinese food that were all new to her. After World War II, George, Fay and their two sons, Stan and Bob, moved to Los Alamos, New Mexico, where George worked as a research scientist. Los Alamos included a small branch of the LDS Church that eventually became a large ward with help from the Jarvis family. She was always ready to share the gospel message with her friends and neighbors, some of whom are forever grateful for her testimony that has blessed their lives. Fay was a Primary teacher, Primary president and served on the Stake Primary Board as well as serving in other callings and responsibilities in the ward and stake. Fay loved her flowers and was known for her large collection of iris, roses, and dahlias among other varieties. She was an industrious seamstress rescuing many an old couch or car seat with a new slip cover or making new drapes and clothes. Both George and Fay served in various Scouting callings helping to grow Scouting in northern New Mexico and supported International Jamborees held in Northern Mexico with Mexican Scouts providing an important outreach for American and Mexican youth and adults. A variety of Mexican dishes were added to her menus there. All five of the Jarvis boys and her husband achieved the rank of Eagle Scout through her encouragement. Fay valued the role of the temple in her life and the eternal bonds that family brings. She provided encouragement to her older sister who was doing research for their family history and organized a formal family organization for their ancestor Thomas Hicken. George and Fay were frequent travelers to many parts of the USA that included the homes of extended family members. They put many miles on two different motor homes in the process. After George retired, they moved to Logan, Utah, where Fay could care for her aging parents and be closer to her family. After her parents passed away, George and Fay moved to Provo, Utah. Fay Hicken Jarvis passed from this life April 9, 2016.
Survived By: Her five sons: Stan, Bob, Dale, Jim, and Dave; two daughters-in-law; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren as well as two brothers, Dean and Leon Hicken.
Preceded In Death By: Her husband, George; her infant daughter, Eileen; and her parents.
Mortuary: Walker Sanderson Funeral Home
Final Rest: East Lawn Memorial Hills
Obituary: © Walker Sanderson Funeral Home
Bio compiled by: Annie Duckett Hundley


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  • Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
  • Added: 14 Apr 2016
  • Find A Grave Memorial 161006935
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Fay Hicken Jarvis (1 Nov 1917–9 Apr 2016), Find A Grave Memorial no. 161006935, citing East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery, Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Annie Duckett Hundley (contributor 47394373) .