December 9, 1929 — November 30, 2016
Arthur Jay Ball passed away on Nov. 30, 2016, at Dixie Regional Medical Center with his family at his side. He was born Dec. 9, 1929 in Salt Lake City to Arthur B and Margaret Ball. He married Bonnie Darlene Bosh in 1950.
Jay is survived by his wife, Bonnie; three children: Dannie Jay (Michele), Arthur James (Jeanne) and Karen (Craig Yates); six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Chad, and sister, Judy Giesler. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Darlene.
He graduated from West High School where he excelled in sports and held the high jump record for decades. In 1948, he played on the WHS basketball team that took state.
He served in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. He worked for 30 years at Unisys Electronics Equipment Company in Salt Lake City as a supervisor. Upon retirement, he split time between Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming, and St. George until moving permanently to St. George in 2002.
Jay loved golfing with family and friends, especially when he won their money. Jay always kept busy: he enjoyed house projects, painting, and traveling with wife Bonnie to visit family, friends and special places. He enjoyed many creative hours with his painting hobby. He painted many award winning pictures and he was proud to have painted scenes on over 500 golf hats for friends and family.
Jay will be remembered as a fun loving, sociable guy and was a best friend to many.
- A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah.