Lester Lionel James, born May 25, 1972, to Lynette Roth and Darrell Lester James at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City Utah passed away November 28, 2023, in his home in Clinton Utah following a four-year battle with cancer.
Lester was married to his wife, Tamara James in the Logan Temple on January 10, 1996. They were blessed with four wonderful sons.
Surviving Lester is his mother Lynette James-Kearns, Utah; his wife, Tammy James, Clinton, Utah; their sons, Hunter (Makayla) James, Lewiston, Utah; Garrett (Hannah) James, Roy, Utah; Carson (Cortney) James, Clinton, Utah; and Elder Dallen James currently serving in the Syracuse, New York Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Lester is also survived by the sweetest little joys of his heart, his grandchildren: Daniel and Maelynn and was anticipating the arrival of his newest grandbaby this month. He is survived by five brothers, a sister and many in-law siblings and his wife’s parents.
Lester was a dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in many callings through the years in Primary, Young Men’s, Scouts, and Elders Quorum. His favorite calling, by far, was working with 11-year-old scouts. He loved teaching them about camping and introducing them to the scouting program.
Lester served in the U.S. Army following his graduation from Kearns High School. He was stationed in Fort Carson Colorado. He later attended and graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
Les worked for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the Church Office Building in the IT department for most of his career. He made many friends and enjoyed his time in numerous positions in that department.
Les loved nature. He respected the land and enjoyed his time spent camping, fishing, and hunting. He passed his love of the mountains to his boys. They looked forward to family camping and hunting trips every year. While he was ill, he enjoyed day trips to fish with his boys and brothers and drives through the mountains with his wife.
The family would like to express their appreciation to Dr. Jason Stinett and his staff at Utah Cancer Specialists and LDS Hospital Loveland Clinic for their heroic efforts to help Les during his illness. Rocky Mountain Hospice Care showed great compassion and care during the last week of his life. Our family was blessed by so many healthcare professionals.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 4, 2023 at the Clinton 26th Ward, 2206 West 2300 North. The family will meet with friends Sunday, December 3rd from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church.
Interment, West Weber Cemetery.