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 James Wayne Cahoon

James Wayne Cahoon

Birth
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 26 Aug 1997 (aged 87)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
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Memorial ID 34403 · View Source
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James Wayne Cahoon


James Wayne Cahoon, age 87, passed away August 26, 1997 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Born January 18, 1910 in Murray, Utah to James William and Lavenia Louisa Brown Cahoon. Married Betty Richards January 1, 1938 in Evanston, Wyoming.

He attended Murray and Cypress High Schools and was a graduate of Utah State University (an Aggie) where he was Pi Kappa Phi and on the Dean's List each year until he graduated in Civil Engineering. He had a long career of 33 years with the Bureau of Reclamation where he pioneered the feasibility studies of some of the major dams in the west including Flaming Gorge, Strawberry and Jordanelle to name a few. He developed many friend and associates at the Bureau and was well respected for his insights.

He participated in numerous sports during his lifetime and enjoyed watching the local college games. He will be most remembered as a good husband, dedicated father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved being with family and especially the small children. He served others continually and quietly.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-nine years, Betty; daughters, Nancy Sampson, Sunnyvale, California, Kathy (Jerry) Meredith, Cedar City; son, Richard (Kathryn), Salt Lake City; sisters, Verda Mawson, Sally Boucher, Norene Collins, Lavinia Dunlop and Joyce Webb; eleven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 30, 1997 at 12 noon at the Larkin Mortuary, 260 East South Temple, where family and friends may call one hour prior to services.

Interment, Murray City Cemetery.

Deseret News Thursday, August 28, 1997 Obituary


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  • Maintained by: Anne
  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34403
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Wayne Cahoon (18 Jan 1910–26 Aug 1997), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34403, citing Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Anne (contributor 46788213) .