Richard “Dick” Jutkins

1934 ~ 2022

Our Papa peacefully passed away at the age of 88 on December 21, 2022. He’s reunited with his sweetheart, Margaret Jutkins, leaving a legacy of generosity, love, and support. He was born on October 14, 1934 to Dwight Leonard Jutkins and Irene Mildred Stone in San Bernardino, CA. He grew up in Challis, ID where he graduated from high school in 1952. He played basketball and was known for his defensive play. He received a basketball scholarship to play at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, UT. He met the love of his life, Margaret Weaver, and many lifelong friends while there. He graduated with a degree in Geology in 1958. Dick and Margie were married at All Saint’s Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City on May 6, 1961. He served as a sergeant in the Army from 1959 to 1962. After he was discharged, he began his career with Mead Packaging, which took the Jutkins family all over the country from Concord and Yorba Linda, CA to Atlanta, GA. He returned to Salt Lake City in the 70’s after accepting a position with the E.F. Mariani Company where he eventually became President/COO and remained until his retirement in 1996. When he wasn’t working, you could find him fishing—the Salmon River in Idaho or Kenai in Alaska were personal favorites—or playing golf. He traveled all over the country playing different courses. One of his hallmark trips was playing in Scotland with his son at The Belfry, Gleneagles, Carnoustie, and St. Andrews. After retirement, Dick and Margie moved to Green Valley, AZ, but Utah and their family called them back in 2004 to be near their grandchildren. They attended innumerable basketball, baseball, track, softball, football, and lacrosse games. He loved doting on his family, especially his wife. He will always be remembered for his steadfastness, intelligence, dedication, and teasing spirit. His favorite saying was, “Do the math.” He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather and will be deeply missed. He is survived by his brother Clifford Jutkins (Shirley), his daughters Kathleen Bates (Lynn Bennett) and Lisa Leatham, his son Richard (Wendi), 12 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife and parents.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at 9:30 at Larkin Mortuary in Riverton, 3688 West 12600 South, followed by services at 10:30. He will be laid to rest at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East 10600 South, Sandy, UT. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Dick was a great friend. We know Margie is so happy to see him again. They were such a great couple.

- Tommy and Ann Mayes

A good man, a life well spent…rest in peace

- John beard

A great, considerate, unconditionally loving man has passed. He was always in a good mood and treated everyone with respect. He loved his wife tremendously, all of his children and grandchildren and was always there for them. He will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends.

- Judi Castro

When men sit around and talk about their friends that have come and gone during their time on this earth every once in a while you will hear mention of one of them being mentioned as a good man.

It is a high compliment when men refer to another man as a good man.

Dick in my eyes was the definition of a Good Man.

Rest in peace cousin and my friend.

With love and respect.
Jim Beard and all of the girls, Elissa, Ashley, Jenny and Katie

- Jim Beard

Dear Kathleen, Rich, Lisa and family,
We are deeply saddened to hear about Uncle Dick and what a great loss that is for the family. Please know that you all are in our everyday thoughts and prayers. May you find peace in some small way. Sending you all much love in Christ. Donna

- Donna Jutkins Bates