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 James Rex Goates

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James Rex Goates

Lehi, Utah County, Utah, USA
Death 28 Nov 2014 (aged 94)
Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Burial Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA
Plot Block 1 Lot 76
Memorial ID 79399768 · View Source
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James "Rex" Goates
1920 - 2014

Early Life: Rex was born August 14, 1920, his early years were spent mostly in the poverty of western mining towns, but he was driven by an intense curiosity to pursue education.
Life's Work/Service/Interests: Rex's education was interrupted by World War II, where he served combat duty in the infantry and was awarded the bronze star, but he returned to earn a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin. His professional life was dedicated to teaching and conducting basic science research at Brigham Young University. Along with thousands of science students, his children and grandchildren were blessed by his tutorship. Among many awards he received were Professor of the Year and Distinguished Faculty Lecturer. He retired from BYU in 1985. Despite primitive research facilities in his first years at BYU, Rex obtained one of the first National Science Foundation grants ever brought to BYU, in 1953, and over his career co-authored more than 70 research publications, two books and several book chapters. He served as chair of the Department of Chemistry and as dean of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. Rex met his wife, Marcia, while they both were on the BYU faculty. Soul mates in the truest sense; they loved each other unconditionally, complemented each others talents and lifted each other spiritually. They exemplified the life of true Christians and gave unselfish service to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They both loved to travel. James Rex Goates passed away at his home Friday, November 28, 2014. He was 94.
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Preceded In Death By: His wife, Marcia; parents, Stanley and Leona Lunt Tangren Goates; sister, Ione Ryan; and brother, Dean.
Services: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Location: Oak Hills 7th Ward Chapel
Mortuary: Berg Mortuary
Obituary: Daily Herald | Provo, Utah | 2 Dec 2014
Bio compiled by: Annie Duckett Hundley

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  • Find a Grave Memorial 79399768
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Rex Goates (14 Aug 1920–28 Nov 2014), Find a Grave Memorial no. 79399768, citing Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by Annie Duckett Hundley (contributor 47394373) .