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James W. Seely


Gender: Male

Date of Birth: March 4, 1932

Date of Death: September 13, 2020

Birth Place: Castle Dale, UT

Death Place: Bountiful, UT

James W. Seely

1932 – 2020

Bountiful, Utah-James W. Seely was born March 4, 1932 to Karl A. and Cora Guymon Seely in Castle Dale, Utah. He passed away on September 13, 2020. “Jimmie” spent his boyhood years herding sheep in the hills of Emery County with his father and brothers. After serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Brazil, he married Joyce Johnson in the Salt Lake Temple. Shortly after their wedding he was sent to Korea with the Army. Upon returning he received an Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Wyoming and spent his entire career working for AT&T in San Francisco. Jim and Joyce raised their family in Concord, California. After retiring, they served two missions to the Family History Center in Salt Lake City, and their final mission was in Lisbon, Portugal. They spent their retirement years in Centerville, Utah.

Jim leaves behind his sons David, Karl, and Nathan; daughters Dorothy (David) Dayton and Janet (Roger) Denison; 14 grandchildren and one great-grandson and his sister Dorothy (Gary) Barlow. He was preceded in death by his wife Joyce, a daughter-in-law Andrea, and two granddaughters.

Funeral Services and Viewing will be Saturday, September 19 at Russon Mortuary 295 N. Main Bountiful, UT. Viewing from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm and funeral services will begin at 1:00 pm. Interment at Centerville City Cemetery. Services will be live streamed on Facebook.

Published in Deseret News on September 17, 2020

[Great-grandson of SGS # 2337 –James W.; Karl Antone; Justus Wellington; Justus Wellington (# 2337); Justus Azel (# 836); Justus William; Joseph; John; Benjamin; Nathaniel, Robert]