James (Jim) Edwin Loock passed away on February 18, 2023, in Farmington, Utah. He was born April 20, 1932, on the family farm near Spencer Nebraska to Albert Fredrick Loock and Myrtle (Parsons) Loock.
Jim grew up working on the family farms around Spencer Nebraska. He was the ninth of twelve children. He played football for Spencer High School and graduated in 1949. He moved to Ogden, Utah at the age of 18 where he worked as an automobile mechanic. He married his high school sweetheart Naomi Grace Veich in August of 1951 in Roy, Utah. He joined the Navel Reserves in 1954 and after serving for four years received an honorable discharge in November of 1958. Jim and Naomi had three children Terry, Cheryl, and Jay. They later divorced. He married Harriett Gray in 1968, who had two sons, Michael and James, they later had two daughters, Ann and Patty. They divorced several years later.
He started working for the Department of Defense at Hill Air Force Base in Clearfield, Utah on October 1, 1951. He received several letters of appreciation for the excellent job he did in his many activities and assignments. In 1976 he was involved in an accident at work that led to a disability retirement.
Jim was proud of the home he built in Syracuse where he lived for over 60 years. He enjoyed collecting anything and everything that interested him. He traveled from California to Nebraska and back collecting antiques and anything not tied down. Yard sales and flea markets were one of his favorite pastimes.
He loved to square dance and spent many days each month traveling outside of Utah and in the northern Utah region to attend dances. Through the years Jim was a member of several square dance clubs where he met new people and made great friends.
Jim was close to his brothers and sisters throughout his life. He enjoyed the great family reunions held by the Loock family. Whether it was mud football, playing on the beach, or playing cards, he loved those family times. Jim was the last of his large family to pass away, surviving his younger sister, Shirley, by only eight months. We are grateful that he is now reunited with his parents and siblings. What a party, what a very loud reunion they are having.
Jim is survived by his sons Terry (Wendy) Loock, Jay (Tammy) Loock, stepson James (Leslie) Phillips, daughters, Cheryl (Wayne) Potter, Patty (Lorin)Swenson, 25 grandchildren, 61 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, five sisters and six brothers, one daughter, Ann Loock Berglund and two grandchildren, Nathan Loock and Nicole Berglund, and one stepson Michael Hymas.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah. Friends may visit with family Wednesday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the mortuary prior to the service at the mortuary. Interment will immediately follow at the same location at Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton.