Michael "Mike" Warren Jarvis

1949 ~ 2024

Michael “Mike” Warren Jarvis (74) died at home in Riverdale, Utah, on Friday, April 12, 2024.

Mike graduated from Highland High School (‘68) and earned a B.S. in Mass Communication from the University of Utah (‘74).

He married his first love, Brenda Jean England, on March 5, 1970, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They are the proud parents of three children. They divorced after thirty years of marriage. He later married his best friend, Ruth “Ruthie” Elizabeth Poole Simmons Jarvis on January 3, 2012. They enjoyed each other's company for 8 years.

Mike was a first generation college student. He loved books and learning. He instilled these values in his children. He was always generous when he had the means.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents Arnold & Jennive Clark Dransfield and Spencer & Blanch McMullin Jarvis, his parents Warren S. & Genevive D. Jarvis and his wife Ruth E. Poole Simmons Jarvis.

Mike is survived by his first wife, Brenda (Allmond), their three children Jamie, Gina (Nick) Marcell and Jason (Rachel) Jarvis, four grandsons, and two younger brothers Dean (Ginny) and Norman Jarvis.


Just read about Mike's passing on Highland High's website. So sorry and surprised to hear this bad news...he was really a good guy. I'm so indebted to him for being such a good friend in high school and for him introducing me to Jo Ann 57 years ago. I'll always regret that we drifted apart after high school... I have many fond memories.
Allan Merrill

- Allan Merrill