Michael Kirkham Jarvis

1940 ~ 2022

Per his request, Dad wanted this process of happiness and sorrow to be simple and brief, even though he had a love for words:

We want to celebrate, not mourn our Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Brother, Brother-in-Law, and Uncle.

We can see his big smile as he was greeted by his High School Sweetheart Trudy and beautiful daughter Lisa as they met him. We know he gave them each one of his Mike-sized hugs. He probably gave our Mom a big kiss and gave her the returning message that he gave her after his LDS mission in France, “Now I’m Home”.

Dad always had a fine point Sharpie and pad of paper on him. His love for art always drove his passion for taking photos, and drawing and painting. He always wished to instill that same passion of art to his Kids and Grandkids, which he certainly did. Thanks Dad--your beautiful artwork will be displayed and cherished in all our homes.

His all-time favorite hobby was genealogy, so we know that Dad had to greet every ancestor that he researched and is very busy at the moment.

Our number one concern we have is that hopefully there are movie theaters in heaven. Along with a DVD player and a minimum of 4 remotes.

His legacy is carried on with his Children, Heidi (Tim), Andrew, and Joe. Grandchildren, Emily (Ryan), Katy (Ben), Tanner, Nic, Hunter. Great Granddaughters, Finley, Isabelle, and Zoe. Siblings George (Kathy), Steve, and Rosemary. Sister-in-Law Pam (Elliot).

His amazing Parents, George and Carol brought him into mortality December 19, 1940 in Washington D.C. He returned home to them in peace and comfort, surrounded by family here on May 26, 2022.

For all of those who knew of Dad’s dedication to his work, knew that he cherished his time working for Consolidated Freightways (CF), and loved working with amazing people up until his retirement in 2004. He proudly wore his big red and green lettered hat.

We wish to thank all of his Doctors, Nurses, Aides, and the staff at Escalante at Coventry for all of their loving care.

His viewing will be held at Riverton Larkin Mortuary (3688 W 12600 S, Riverton, UT) on June 4, 2022 at 10:00 am with service at 11:00 am. Interment at Lehi Cemetery.

Dad was always proud that his fire insurance premium was paid in full, a.k.a. tithing (so He's all good in that category).

Hope there's Jelly Beans in Heaven.

We all love you and you will be missed until we meet again.

For those who would like to view the recorded services, you may do so with the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/f8x33cvwuOskRUBxHkxxIppa6i7hkmvFZpraPCVn_qFJ84nuWuU0teKn4JpBNvEv.4NRCP8JFnaz-MoJv


Guestbook/Condolences

So sorry for your loss. Michael took classes with me at the senior Center. I will miss him


- Diane Ellis

Mike touched my heart and many more at Harmons. He was a friend and I miss our chats.


- Nathan Galloway

We haven't known Mike for very long, bit the short time we knew him, he was so kind to us. We are grateful we had the chance to meet him in this life. Your family truly is blessed to have such a great father, grandfather, and brother.
Much live and condolences your way.


- Lyle & Kimberly Allen

Mike was a big-hearted man of great humor and an interest in and kindness toward everyone. I worked with Mike in the ward clerk's office for several years, and he was such fun--so full of vim and vinegar. He could always be counted on to keep us laughing. I am going to miss his friendship and his wit. Eternal peace to you, my friend.
Dale G. Bailey


- Dale Gardner Bailey

Anyone who ever met Cousin Mike loved him. As kids we would love to wrestle and pile on him. He would toss us around like laundry and finally allow me and my three. brothers to bring him down. Always with a big smile and laughter from all. It was so funny when he told us his mother, our Aunt Carol, wouldn’t let him play football because she was afraid he might get hurt. I think she was really looking out for the opposing team.
I ran into one of his former colleagues this week in the trucking industry. He said what we all think, “Mike Jarvis was an amazing guy! Not just great, but amazing!”
We will miss him, but he has been greatly welcomed on the other side. God bless him and all of his family.


- Brad Andrews

We have a lot of good memories of sharing stories, concerns, solutions, artwork (he gave us a number of his art books when he moved from Jordan Villas) and most of all, his kindness. We will miss our good friend. Dave & Carol


- Dave & Carol Weenig

Sorry to hear that the big teddy bear has passed. Always a good friend and he will be greatly missed but I'm sure there will be a great reunion awaiting him in Heaven. Lots of great memories, but he's off to some new experiences, free of all these earthly problems. I think you've passed the test. I just hope that they have a donut shop somewhere close. Just wish that had one of his big hugs before he passed. What a great guy, our loss will be Heavens gain.


- Paul Jensen

I enjoyed doing plumbing repairs for Mike he always had a story for me when I visited.
Always was so great full me stopping by.
When ever he called he had to introduce himself and make sure I know he was Heidi’s Dad.
When he was moving out of his house he apologized to me that he wouldn’t be needing my services anymore.
He is a great Man and will be missed by all who knew him…


- Kevin Overby