James Leslie Mayoh (Jamie)

1971 ~ 2022

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James Leslie Mayoh (Jamie), was born January 26, 1971, and passed away at his home in Draper, UT October 2, 2022, with his beloved wife, daughters and family by his side. He lived his 51 years to their fullest as a determined, strong man.

He was born in Heber City, UT to Leslie J and Claudia Mayoh. Jamie was born with a rare immune deficiency that almost cost him his life several times, even as an infant. But, from day 1 he fought and was determined to never let his illness slow him down.

He grew up in Heber City, back when it was a small town. He was lucky enough to have grandparents who lived just around the corner and talked fondly of spending a lot of time with them.

He had a great love for sports, particularly team sports. Football and baseball were his passion. He became a Chicago Cubs fan as a young boy. He would often miss school due to one infection or another and had WGN on TV, so watching the Cubs play baseball became a great way to pass the time. He became a Dallas Cowboys fan from a young age, America’s Team was his team.

His other great love in life was his dogs. From boyhood to now, he nearly always had a dog. They were his best friends and he loved them more than anything. Sometimes, more than his wife or kids. Tippy, Emmitt, Aikman, Sadie, Wrigley and Ivy all played special roles and kept him going. They gave him someone to talk to and provided the unconditional love he needed.

Jamie graduated from Wasatch High School where he played football, ran track, and barely passed his classes. Not because he struggled, he was actually really smart. He just didn’t find doing homework to be a top priority. Although that is something he would have never admitted to his own girls when they were going through high school. As a young boy, he could do math with ease and answer problems in his head. But he said it wasn’t cool to be smart, and he wanted to fit in. Often, there were times when he would hold back the answers that came easy to him, just because he didn’t want to be looked at as different.

He learned to make use of his natural ability and went on to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and then a master’s degree in business administration, both from the University of Utah. He was employed as a Program Manager for L3Harris Technologies at the time of his death.

He married his best friend, Kristine, August 19, 1994. Jamie and Kristine worked as a team in everything they did. They were blessed with two daughters, Baylee and Taylor. As a family, they made as many memories as they could. Camping, 4-wheeling, boating, traveling or just sitting at home playing a game or watching a movie. Jamie referred to his girls (all 3 of them) as his rocks and what got him through so many tough days. Truth be told, he was the one that gave them their strength.

After a lifelong struggle with illness, which he hid, and hid well from most people, his lungs began to fail him. After fighting to keep up for years, he faced the fact that he was running out of options. He endured procedures, treatments, and time away from his girls to keep going for them just as long as he possibly could. A little more than a year ago, he was accepted for, and given a double lung transplant. Through the gift of organ donation, and the support of doctors and nurses he was given a second chance at life. He was able to do activities, hike, swim, walk and even race short distances with his girls. They got to see and experience life with him that they hadn’t seen since they were just little. Unfortunately, in the end his body rejected the lungs. But he was fortunate to be given an extra year, and a good year that we never thought he would have.
To the organ donor and their family, we are forever grateful. To all the doctors and nurses who have helped him throughout his life, we thank you. And to the transplant team at the Norton Thoracic Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix, there are no words. You became family. You fought with us, and you gave us the most precious gift we could have ever been given - the extra time for Jamie to enjoy life again and for us to have him just a little longer.

Jamie lived to have a good time. He was always on the go and knew that each day was a gift. He had a quick, witty sense of humor. You never knew what was going to come out of his mouth. We called his one liners and random thoughts “Jamie-isms”. These would make you laugh out loud, pause and take a double take, or really wonder, “how does his mind even work to think of that?”

He was a friend to so many people and an inspiration to all who got to know him. The void he leaves is massive. But he has also given us the gift of seeing how life should be lived.

Jamie is survived by his wife, Kristine, his daughters, Baylee Danielle and Taylor Brooke, his mother, Claudia, his sister Tabatha (Ronnie), his brother John (Heather), nephews, nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father, Leslie, and brother Tim.

Funeral Services will be held Monday October 10, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. They will be held at Larkin Sunset Gardens located at 1950 E Dimple Dell Road in Sandy Utah. A viewing will be held on Sunday October 9, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Larkin Sunset Gardens in Sandy. A short viewing will be held from 10:00-10:40 a.m. on Monday prior to the services.

Interment will take place at Heber City Cemetery 680 N 550 E, Heber City, Utah following the services.

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Unfortunately I was unable to meet Mr. Mayo, but what has been told to me by both of his daughters he was a wonderful person and an even better father. My deepest and most sincere condolences<3 -Francesca Arsenault

- Francesca Arsenault

Dear Mayoh Family,

Although Baylee and I have never been super close, this loss hit me. It sent me a reminder to hold those that we love close & live everyday with gratefulness. I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences to your family during this difficult time.

- Lauren Morgan

Very grateful to have got to know Jamie! So much fun talking about everything and enjoying the banter sessions and three coin games at work. We especially loved our annual Christmas social dinners and talking about life and family. We send our love and sincere condolences.

- Chris and Wendy Stoddard

So sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure knowing and working with Jaime over the years. We enjoyed some great ski days, rounds of golf and holiday dinners, always made more fun by Jamie’s spirit and sense of humor. Will miss him dearly.

- Ken and Jill Kelsch

Jamie you are a great person, friend, and colleague, you will be dearly missed my friend.

- Keone

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember spending tons of time with all of you growing up. Les and Claudia were like my parents. My heart goes out to you all. Hugs and prayers sent to you.

- Gaylene Clarke (McDonald)

Christine, Baylee, and Taylor, how blessed you were to have an extra year with such a wonderful husband and dad! We want you to know how much we enjoyed his friendship and opportunity to work with him. He always brought a smile to our faces, a laugh to our lips and a good time when we were together. He will be missed by many!

- Ben and JaNeil Wilson

I went to school with Jamie growing up and we graduated the same year from Wasatch High. It was very apparent to me how smart he was, but we knew grades weren’t his thing because he joked about it. One day he joked that he always tried to hit the D- because it took skill to make it in the small percentage range between a D and F. He was so hilarious and a definite light in our class. My condolences to the whole family.

- Jalyn Peterson

It was a pleasure to know Jamie for the past 22 years, he will be missed. My sincere condolences for your loss.

- Paul Archibald

What a man! Anytime I hear his name, I just see that great hug smile. I’m glad you had that extra year, but my heart hurts for you.
Sending hugs,
Monique Memmott Fausett

- Monique Fausett

It is with a heavy heart that we send these condolences to Jaimie's family. We believe that Jamie is now free of the earthly pain he suffered. He was one of the good guys. Just a wonderful human being. He is going to be missed by many. God bless you all in these tough times.

- Eric and Kim Murray

So sorry for your loss. What a sweet guy he was.

- Tami Wolnik

Jamie was warm, intelligent, incredibly funny. Jamie was the first neighbor to welcome us to Draper. We will miss him so much.
Sending all of our love to Kristine, Baylee and Taylor.

- Peter and Jeana Hart

To all the Mayoh family.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Jamie was such a great person always had a smile on his face. He will be missed. Love You Claudia

- Linda Jones

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Sending love during this difficult time.

- Bridget

I am so sorry for your families loss! Your dad seemed like an amazing man and I know he will be missed immensely! Prayers and positive energy for your family.

- Cameron Houston

I am so sorry for your families loss! Your dad seemed like an amazing man and I know he will be missed immensely! Prayers and positive energy for your family.

- Cameron Houston

My heart goes out to Jamie's family for their loss. He was an amazing man and one of the "good guys" at L3. Always positive and always with a smile; he was a pleasure to work with and be around. He will be missed!

- Mitchell Eiting

Dear Mayoh Family,

Although Baylee and I have never been super close, this loss hit me. It sent me a reminder to hold those that we love close & live everyday with gratefulness. I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers and condolences to your family during this difficult time.

- Lauren Morgan

I am so sorry for your loss. It was a pleasure to know and work with Jamie for many years. He was always so upbeat and had a smile every time we talked. He will be missed by everyone who knew him. My thoughts are with the family during this difficult time.

Brett Forsberg

- Brett Forsberg

Kristine -

This came as a shock to many at Deseret First that didn't know the battle Jamie was fighting, you along with him. We are all thinking of you and wishing there was more to do to support you through this difficult time. He was too young but seemed to live such a full life! Please know you and your girls are in my thoughts and prayers.

- Sarah Zidek

Jamie was witty, smart, and a great friend. His warmth and great smile made everyone around him fill loved and welcome.

Kristine, Baylee, and Taylor, I would like to offer our deepest and most sincere condolences.

- Barry Memmott

Thank you for the example you set for my family; that no matter the struggles, each day, each moment, and each breath, is a gift to be cherished. Your devotion to your family and your love of life has been so admirable and we are lucky to have witnessed it! Your optimism and grit was truly awe-inspiring. Thank you for raising such beautiful daughters that have always been such a positive light in our (especially Brielle’s) lives.
I will forever applaud your sweet wife for the selfless and positive person that she is; that too has been a life lesson for me and my family.
Thank you for allowing us to be a small part of your lives for all the years. We promise to continue to be part of your family moving forward.

- Peavley family

We are so sad to hear of your loss. I was blessed to spend my teen years as neighbors, Jamie was such a funny, smart, kind, amazing, genuine friend. I really enjoyed our road trips during HS Football Jamie was an amazing athlete. I wish we could of spent more time together while older.
He and his smile touched so manny lives. our thoughts and prayers to your family.

- Corey and Jen Games

Dear Mayoh family,

I wanted to express my sincere condolences to you all upon hearing of Jamie's passing. I worked with him at L3 for several years. I have since left L3 and did not hear of his passing until now. He kept us all on our toes, and was good for some thorough discussion or even deep debate when needed on a project. Wishing God's blessings on you all.

Sincerely, Shane Franz

- Shane Franz