Our Beloved Husband, Father, Brother, and friend, Alan Hunter Jeffs, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2015, in Cody, Wyoming. He was bornFebruary 3, 1950 in SaltLake City, Utah, to loving parents, LaRue Hunter and Rulon Timpson Jeffs. He married Colleen Keate on March 23, 1970, and Adrienna Dutson on August 17, 1989. Together they raised 16 wonderful children, Laura (Andrew Wayman), Matthew, Andrew (Miriam), Allene (Sam Steed), Sharon (LeRoy Jessop), Wayne (Ronnae), Ryan (Marcie), Shawna (Charles Jeffs), Alan Jr. (Annie), Joelle (Tom Cox), Bethany, Tyler, Devin, Travis, Manti, and Kyle.
Alan was a noble and obedient son, an exemplary brother, and loving Father. He was a perfectionist in his work, and in his personal habits. He was highly skilled in the construction trades, and was an expert craftsman in finish carpentry. He earned a Sterling Scholarship in Industrial Arts in High School, was lead finish carpentry foreman on the Heber M. Wells Building in Salt Lake City, and has left a legacy of quality craftsmanship in all of his work. He will be missed by his colleagues at Utah Construction and Development, Multi-Technology Inc. and Northwest College.
He possessed a deep and abiding love for the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and labored diligently to instill that love in the hearts of his children. Alan excelled in sports, loved fishing and the great outdoors. He was talented and competitive and loved to see a job well done. He truly believed and abided the maxim, \"If a job is worth doing, it\s worth doing well.\"
He loved and respected his Father and his Mothers. He bore the tests and trials of his life with dignity and patience. His greatest hope was to gather his family, and honor his covenants. He loved the truth, and was fiercely devoted to searching out and abiding that truth in his life.
He would not fellowship falsehoods or rumors, and maintained a true dignity in his efforts to make matters right to the best of his ability.
God Bless the memory and life of this good man. He will be dearly missed, but never forgotten by all who knew him.
He is survived by numerous brothers and sisters, his wives and children, preceded in death by his parents, and son Matthew Keate Jeffs.
Funeral services will be heldSaturday, May 2, 2015 at 2:00 pmat Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South) Sandy, Utah. Friends may callFridayfrom6:00 - 8:00 pmandSaturdayone hour prior to service at Larkin Sunset Gardens. Interment at Elysian Burial Gardens.