Austin Jay Spencer


Austin Jay Spencer

Chihuahua, Mexico
Death 3 Oct 2004 (aged 94)
Richfield, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Burial Aurora, Sevier County, Utah, USA
Plot Block 8 Grave 24
Memorial ID 9558230 View Source

Aurora, Utah - Austin Jay Spencer, age 94, of Aurora, passed away October 3, 2004 in Richfield, Utah due to complications incident to age.

He was born June 25, 1910 in Colonia Dublan, Chihuahua, Mexico a son of Austin Jabez and Hannah Elizabeth Price Spencer. His family left Mexico when he was two years old and after a time settled in Aurora, Utah.

Jay graduated from North Sevier High School and married his sweetheart, Mary Emma Pierce, September 16, 1929 in Aurora, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple, June 28, 1945. They had five children, Betty Lou, LaRue, Donnell, JoAnn and Larry.

Jay was a high priest in the LDS Church and had many callings in the church. He was also active in civic organizations.

Jay had a mechanical inclination and worked at many jobs - - helping build roads, railroad engine mechanic, airplane mechanic - before he and Emma moved back to Aurora to build and run his own garage and service station for many years.

After his wife Emma, passed away, he married Gladys Robinson McAllister and together they served a mission in Tonga. Years later, Gladys passed away. After a time, Jay then married Florence Dennett Davis. She also preceded him in death.

Jay is survived by his children: Betty Lou Nielson, LaRue and Lexie Spencer; Donnell and Carolyn Spencer, JoAnn and Darrell (Mac) McCoy, Larry Jay and Marie Spencer; 20 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren 6 great, great grandchildren; brothers and sister: Harold Spencer, Waldo Spencer, Preston Spencer, Leonard Spencer, Quinn Spencer, and Leona Huntsman Reusch.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter-in-law: Lucy Colby Spencer and her four children; brother and sisters: Hyrum Spencer, Rosalee Swanson, Alta Anderson Cowley Anderson and Dortha Aaron Taylor.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 9, 2004 at 12 Noon in the Aurora 2nd LDS Ward Chapel. Burial will be in the Aurora Cemetery under the direction of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield, Salina and Gunnison, Utah.

Submitted by Max Turpin.


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