John Kay Jorgenson, 78, beloved husband and father, passed away peacefully in his sleep at Mat Su Regional Medical Center in Palmer, Alaska, on Wednesday, May 25, 2022.
John was born June 24, 1943, to John S and Pearl (Arnoldsen) Jorgenson in Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was raised in Kaysville, Utah and graduated from Davis High School. He served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the East Central States Mission. He received his bachelor's degree from Weber State College in Ogden, Utah.
He married Mary Hillyard March 8, 1973, in the Manti Utah Temple.
John was a gentle, independent, and hardworking man who loved his family and the beauty of nature. Throughout his life, his spirit of adventure drew him to the wilds of Alaska and the American Southwest. Always a builder, he leaves a legacy of beautiful custom homes and cabins across rural Utah, Alaska, and beyond. He had a special gift for lifting souls in need of stability and direction, quietly transforming lives through work and service. Most of all, he cherished his faith and family relationships.
John is survived by his loving wife Mary; their son Matthew with his wife Trishia and their children Eric, Nathan, and Miles; and their daughter Jenny with her husband Daniel and their children Alyssa, Joshua, Derek, and Jacob. He is also survived by his brother Scott, numerous nieces and nephews, and many loving extended family members. John was preceded in death by his brother Alan and his sister Mary.
A gathering and celebration with light refreshments will be held Monday, June 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Mueller Park Picnic Area in North Salt Lake, Utah (weather permitting). Please check https://bit.ly/JohnKayGatheringUtah for updates. Interment will be Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at the Kaysville City Cemetery in Utah.