James Henry Deans
02/06/1954 - 07/04/2019
James Henry Deans, beloved husband and father, passed away on Thursday, July 4th, 2019 surrounded by those he loved. Born February 6, 1954, he was the son of James Lloyd and Genna Vee Seastrand Deans. After high school, he attended the University of Utah and served in the Sweden Stockholm Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There he cultivated a lifelong adoration of the Swedish people, culture and language. Jim went on to receive a juris doctorate from Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California and later established his own law practice in Salt Lake City. Jim married his “doll,” Kathryn Virginia Labrum on November 20, 1980 in the Salt Lake Temple and together they had five children. A man of great love for people, many were drawn to Jim’s charming and uplifting nature. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he cherished teaching the Gospel and ministering to those in need.
Jim is survived by his wife Kathy; his children Timothy (Camilla), Kristi (Dave Blackwell), Wesley, Courtney (Matthew Sanders) and Heather; his brother John Deans and sister Cindy Petersen; his 9 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. James was preceded in death by his parents.
Please come celebrate the life of this man. A viewing will be held Friday, July 12th, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the chapel at 4917 Viewmont Street, Holladay, Utah 84117. Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the same location.