James Vaughn Ammon, 58 years old, passed away on November 20, 2021 in Bountiful, Utah. He was born February 10, 1963, in Torrance, California.
He was an avid baseball player, playing on teams from the time he was 8 years old. His favorite team was the Dodgers, and he saved money from his paper route to attend a game. His high school team took state his senior year.
James moved to Salt Lake City, Utah at the age of 14 with his family. He started playing basketball with the local ward boys and was invited to attend church with them. He joined the LDS Church, where he found a love for the Gospel and his Savior Jesus Christ.
He met his high school sweetheart, Tracy Williams, on a blind date that began a 40-year romance. Jim sold his Chevy Nova to surprise Tracy with her engagement ring. They were married in 1981 and were sealed in the Jordan Temple in 1982. Together they raised four beautiful daughters -- Katherine, Ashley, Carli, and Holly.
Being a father was the greatest joy of Jim’s life. He was a loving and playful father, always telling jokes -- sometimes the same ones over and over again -- and making his family laugh. He worked very hard to put himself through pharmacy school so that he could provide the best life possible for his girls. He was especially happy taking his girls to Disneyland as children, and enjoyed showing them the places in Southern California that he remembered fondly from his youth.
He is survived by his wife; his mother, Barbara Portlock; his siblings Andrew Ammon, Tina Roberts, Johnnie Morgan, Lisa Hoffman and Sarah Taylor; his four daughters, Katherine Yospe (Jordan), Ashley Wilson (Preston), Carli Whitehead (Scott) and Holly Soulié (Nicolas); his grandchildren Madeline, Henry, Monson and Felix Yospe; Shirley and Winston Whitehead; and Don Wilson. He is preceded in death by his father figure, Richard Ammon and by his father, Johnnie Soto.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 30 at the LDS ward building at 1847 W. 2180 S. Woods Cross, UT 84087, with a viewing from 9:30 – 11:30 at the same location. For those unable to attend in person, the family invites you to join via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84880477394. A free Zoom account is required and you will need to log in to join the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations to help cover funeral expenses are appreciated, and can be sent via Venmo to Tracy-Ammon.
We were devastated to hear of his passing. We loved him! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Such a good man.
Steve and Sheri Seljaas family
May you find strength during this difficult time. I am so very sorry for your loss and offer my sincere condolences.
You were such an important part of my time in Utah and will forever have a space in my heart! Rest in peace and we’ll be always praying for you.
Sincerest condolences to you and your husband. I had the pleasure of working with such a blessed, caring person in Tuba City, Az. Prayers to your family for strength during this time. I am truly sorry.