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J. Scott Jorgenson

July 22, 1944 — August 5, 2023

James Scott Jorgenson, known to his family as Scott, passed away from a heart attack on August 5, 2023 at his home in Lancaster, California.  He was 79 years old.

Scott was born on July 22, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah to parents John Jorgenson and Pearl Jorgenson (nee Arnoldsen).  He grew up in Kaysville, Utah, and attended Davis High School, then went on to serve a mission for the LDS church in Switzerland. 

Throughout his life, Scott worked as an electrician, and he was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW). Scott lived in Alberta, Canada from approximately 1970 to 1986, then moved to Southern California and has lived there ever since.

Scott was married twice, first to Dianna Lynn (now Dianna Franklin) and then to Shirley Pasko.  With Dianna, he had one child, Jason Jorgenson; and with Shirley, he had two children, Amber Jorgenson and Aaron Jorgenson.  He now has five grandchildren as well - Shanie, Shawna and JJ (Jason’s children); also Jonathan and Jacob (Aaron’s children).  

Known as a warm and friendly character to all who knew him, Scott had a keen mind and loved conversation.  The quintessential planner in the family, we will always remember his love of knowledge, but also his kind and open disposition, his honest and straightforward character, and his integrity.  With a desire to understand the world and to make it better, Scott was a lover of books, fine music and good food.  Scott loved going out to the movies and soaking in the summer sun.  As a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Scott had a strong testimony, and enjoyed sharing his testimony and discussing the scriptures.

Scott is preceded by his father John (AKA Jack), his mother Pearl; and siblings John Kay, Alan, and Mary. He will be held in loving memory by his children and grandchildren; sisters-in-law Mary and Tracy; and also by his nieces and nephews: Matt, Jenny, Dave, Elizabeth, Robert, Sarah, Nate, Mark, Tom, Ben, Jacob, and Laura.

Graveside services will be held Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at 10 a.m. at Kaysville City Cemetery, 500 E. Crestwood Rd., Kaysville, Utah. Friends may visit with the family on Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lindquist’s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 N. Main St., Kaysville, Utah.

Graveside services will be recorded and available by scrolling to the bottom of Scott’s obituary page at, where condolences may also be shared.



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