James Lloyd "Jim" Dallas

1949 ~ 2023

James Lloyd Dallas (Jim, or Papa to his grandkids), 73, of Sandy, Utah, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, after a brief but intense battle with sarcomatoid mesothelioma cancer.

Jim was born in Fillmore, Utah on May 11, 1949; to Lloyd and Millie Dallas. Jim played football, ran track, and competed in debate competitions with two of his sisters, SueAnne and Ginger, graduating from Fillmore High School class of 1967 as Student Body President. He served a mission to Sweden for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (1968-1971). He had a great love for the Swedish people and was lifelong friends with several mission companions. He attended BYU prior to his mission and later graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in Business Management.

Jim married and was sealed to Ruth Curtis, of Richfield, Utah, on June 30, 1976, in the Salt Lake Temple. He loved their four children and left a legacy of loving and serving God and his fellowman. In addition to providing for his family as a financial advisor, he served with devotion in many church callings. His service for many years in a bishopric at the Utah State Prison was especially meaningful to him, because he learned to feel the Savior’s love for everyone. Jim enjoyed reading and had a deep love of the scriptures. In his final weeks when he could no longer read out loud, he asked Ruth to read to him each day. Jim was famous for delivering Ruth’s homemade Christmas candy to his clients. He loved to fish, garden, hunt, golf, tell stories, help everyone with home improvement projects, and attend grandkids’ events. He was always quick with a joke and loved a good pun.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Millie, his brother Bill, and sister Ginger Pierce. He is survived by Ruth Curtis Dallas, his loving wife; children Tyler (Kara), Amber Lott (Matt), Scott (Danielle), Heather Maxfield (Troy); sixteen grandchildren–Spencer, Ryan, Aubrey, Emily, Mollie, Blake, Eli, Isaac, Ian, Laney, Owen, Maggie, Sydney, Bridgette, Lydia, and Jackson; sisters Mary Lois Kuhn (Steve) and SueAnne Chruma (Jack); and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, January 7, 2023, at the Alta Canyon LDS chapel 2400 E Alta Canyon Dr, Sandy, UT 84093. Viewings will be held Friday from 6-8:00 pm and Saturday from 9:30-10:45 at the church. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah

In lieu of flowers that donations can be made to the: Andes Education Fund, 3008 E. Fallentine Road Sandy, Utah 84093, or the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

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I was very fortunate to grow up with Jim in the good old second ward he set a wonderful example to everyone around him. Play football with him he was not afraid of taking a hit and he bounded back with a smile one his face My love and prayyers to his family

- Dan Rowley

I am so sorry to learn of my first cousins's , Jim Dallas, passing. Since I am 5 years older, to me he was just too young to go.

But what a great life he lived ... we are all so proud of him and grateful for him. Everyone always loved him. Now he will have been greeted by ?"Little

- Kelly McBride

This is part 2 ... part 1 was sent too early

Jim has now been greeted by all of our departed family and by our Savior, Jesus Christ. He will be so much missed.

I am so grateful for his great works and love of all. He will be missed and never forgotten .

My prayers are with his family

- Kelly McBride

Sorry for your loss, Jim is a great man. I hope all is well with your family?

- Richard Snow

We are so sorry to hear of your beloved husband, father and grandfather Jim leaving too soon. Our love to all of you .

- Kathy and Pat Boysen

Tyler, our love and our prayers go out to you and your family at this difficult time. May you find peace and comfort in our Heavenly Father’s love and in His plan.

- Tim and Brenda Palmer

I’m sending so much love to all the family. I’m so glad the cousins have been in touch and were able to enjoy group chats and FaceTime across the geographical distance between us. I have such fond memories of times together in Vilonia as kids and a more recent visit as adults. I know Jim is now at peace with the Lord.

- Judith Martin

darlene and i will miss you from coming to the house to see the quilts, and have great time with you talking over our investments. love to your family . we will miss you!

- gary scow

My sincere condolences for the family of this awesome person. I am so blessed that I got to meet and take care of Jim while he was in ACVU at IMC. He was a great guy, so polite, so easy going. Rest in peace Jim. It was such a pleasure to meet you.

- Paola Vargas- Corbacho

To the Family of Jim Dallas,
We are so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, and grandfather. May your fond memories of him ease your pain at his passing.
He was so kind to our father and mother, Max and Eve Robinson when he visited with them. Jim was a pleasant, happy person whose financial knowledge helped our family.
He was introduced to our family through Ruth's parents, Garr and Faye Curtis. Our parents greatly appreciated their friendship. Our love to you all.
The sisters from Richfield, Margie Robinson and Sherrie Robinson Sellers

- Margie Robinson and Sherrie Robinson Sellers

What a wonderful man. I so trusted him and loved him through the years. My father introduced me to Jim several years ago. He and my mom truly thought the world of him for many years until their passing. With such sorrow I send my condolences to his family. May our Heavenly Farther bless your family with the love of knowing you will all be together again. Much love to you all
Julie Dille

- Julie Dille

Jim and I both grew up in Fillmore, Utah. We were in the same class and graduated from Millard High School in 1967. Jim was a really kind person and very popular in my high school. He was elected as Student Body President and did a really good job making everyone feel welcome. This is a great attribute for anyone to have as we see so much bullying in schools these days. It is good to have a leader in your school who sets a good example of acceptance and kindness. Jim was also very intelligent and was quite involved in school activities in addition to being popular with other students. We both went to Brigham Young University our freshman year and I saw him on multiple occasions there. I lost touch with Jim after that but discovered that he graduated from the University of Utah and I graduated from Brigham Young University. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and send my condolences to his wife Ruth, his children, and to his two lovely sisters Mary Lois and Sue Ann. I grew up with the entire Dallas family and appreciate and admire all of them. I am sorry about the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, and brother.

- Bonnie Huntsman, cousin of Jim Dallas

We are sending prayers and love to Ruth Dallas & family. Jim was always so kind and interested in our family whenever we visited the Willow Creek ward. What a happy reunion it is for him and Ginger (and other family).

- Natalie Heath

I first met Jim Dallas as he came to the firm where I had been employed for several years. He impressed me with his attitude and felt his sincerity in learning the business. As I worked with him he began to teach me how to treat others as he learned and gave back. We became good friends and we fell in love with their family. We enjoyed getting together for lunch or dinner even when we both retired. We are already missing you Jim. Thanks for your love and friendship. Our sincere condolences to Ruth and the family.

- Dean and Marsha Brenchley

Ruth we are so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband. May you feel Heavenly Fathers and our Saviors arms around you. We wish we could have been there to give you a hug and express our condolences to you. With love, your friends DeWayne and Kris Ard

- DeWayne and Kris Ard

Dave and I were very sorry to read about your dad‘s death. He sounds like an amazing man and we know you will miss him a lot. We hope you can feel the peace of the Savior during this time.

- Phyllis and Dave Rosen

Dallas family, (Tyler),

We're so sorry your father has passed on. This is one of those difficult times in the eternal timeline. While it can sting at the moment, understanding God's plan softens things with time and with an eternal understanding.

Love, The Pettit's

- Randy & Karen Pettit

Dearest Dallas family,

My heart and prayers are with you, the beloved family and friends of Brother Jim Dallas. While nothing can erase how we miss those who cross the veil before us, we can rest assured that they now abide with our loving Heavenly Father, and Savior Jesus Christ.

While I didn't have the privilege of meeting this good man, I was certainly blessed with the opportunity to meet his son, Scott. Knowing what a good example he has been to me, bringing the Gospel to me 20 years ago, it's clear to see what a great example he has been to Scott, his family, friends and acquaintances.

May you all continue to be blessed and comforted by the sure knowledge and comfort of the Holy Spirit.

With my deepest condolences and my love,
James "Jim" Stahl

- James Stahl