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Jay Don Alger, 70, passed away Wednesday, February 21, 1996, at his home in Cedar City, Utah.

He was born October 13, 1925, in Junction, Utah, to Joseph Hamblin and LaVina Warner Alger. He married Barbara Anderson on June 20, 1959, in Cedar City, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple. He was preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters.Jay Don graduated from Parowan High School in 1943. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November 1943 and served in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He lived in Cedar City and retired from U.S. Steel after 33 years of service. He served as counselor to three different LDS bishoprics. Jay Don was active in his church and attended the St. George LDS Temple weekly where he served in his temple assignment. Jay Don loved telling stories and being in the mountains with his family. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and neighbor.

Jay Don is survived by his wife and children: Don Ray and wife, Jennifer Alger, JoLynn Alger, and Neal Alger, all of Cedar City; Mark and wife, Alene of Tempe, Ariz.; five grandchildren: Danielle and Toni Alger, St. George; Cade, Kyle, and Kary Boardman, all of Cedar City; and a great-granddaughter, Bailee LaRae Alger.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 24, 1996, at 2 p.m. at the Cedar City 9th LDS Ward Chapel (9th West 250 So.) in Cedar City, Utah. Friends may call Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the Southern Utah Mortuary. Interment will be in the Cedar City Cemetery.

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