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Obituary: J. Duane Sparrow

LAYTON--James Duane Sparrow, 86, died Sunday, May 30, 1999 at the Rocky Mountain Care Center of causes incident to age.

He was born on June 17, 1912 in Logan, Utah, a son of Hyrum Thomas and Martha Johanna Larsen Sparrow. He attended schools in Cache County and Utah State University. He married Dorothy Ione Anderson on April 15, 1936 in the Logan LDS Temple. He worked as a manager of a gas station, at Del Monte Pea Factory, Amalgamated Sugar Company, the Ogden Arsenal, and was a Warehouse Supervisor at Defense Depot Ogden prior to his retirement. He had lived in Smithfield, UT; Hatch, Idaho; Ogden; Layton and Pleasant View prior to returning to Layton last November. He served on the Pleasant View Beautification Committee. He was a High Priest in the LDS Church and had served in many church positions, including YMMIA Stake President, Ward Finance Clerk, and Ward Building Coordinator.He is survived by his wife and children, Bruce (Linda) Sparrow, Layton; Claire (Linda) Sparrow, West Valley City; Janet Walker, Sandy; Valene (Gary) Fackrell, Las Vegas; Boyd (Kristina) Sparrow, Taylorsville; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother, Leon (Cheryl) West, Smithfield; a sister, Marie Corbridge, Preston, Idaho; two sisters-in-law, Gayle Harris and Florence Sparrow; a stepbrother, Eldon (Edna) West, Ogden; stepsisters, Evelyn Johnson and Ruth (Douglas) Gregory; and stepsister-in-law, Delone West, Smithfield. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Frank Leroy West; three sisters; two brothers; a great-granddaughter; and a stepbrother.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Pleasant View 2nd Ward Chapel, 250 W. Elberta Drive, Pleasant View, with Bishop Terry Jones officiating. Friends may call at the Myers Mortuary in Ogden, 845 Washington Blvd, on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. and at the church on Thursday from 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Washington Heights Memorial Park.

The family wishes to express sincere appreciation to the wonderful staffs at Beehive Home and Rocky Mountain Care Center for their professional and tender care of Duane.

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