Jay Dee Hendricks was born at the family home in Fielding, Utah, April 26, 1935, to Rhoda Faye Bowcutt and Milton James Hendricks Sr. He was reunited with his eternal sweetheart Carolyn Church May 16, 2019.
After graduating from Sparks High School in Nevada, he attended Utah State in Logan, Utah, where he met and married Carolyn while earning his bachelor’s and later his master’s. He taught typing, shorthand and office machines, and coached the High Desert Lassies Drill Team at Victor Valley High School from 1957 to 1967. When Apple Valley High School opened in 1967, he continued to teach, counsel and was a dean of students until his retirement in 1995.
During his 38 years in the high desert, he served twice as Bishop of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In retirement he loved singing in the Southern Utah Heritage Choir and enjoyed his 18 years of service as an ordinance worker in the St. George Temple and one year in the St. Louis Temple.
Jay Dee was preceded in death by his eternal companion Carolyn; daughter Kim Marie; parents Milton and Faye; brother Milton; brothers-in-law Joe Farris and James Church; sister-in-law Clara Jensen; and his great-granddaughter Avery.
He is survived by his sister DeAnna Farris; daughter Lori Jo; son Jeffery Dee; daughter-in-law Danielle Leonard; grandsons Jay Daniel and Jarom Drake; granddaughters Joelle and Jentry; grandson-in-law Randy Jepperson; granddaughter-in-law Gentri Lister Hendricks; great-grandsons Jax and Rowen; and great-granddaughter Jersey.
The family wishes to thank the loving and caring staffs of Dixie Regional Medical Center, Coral Desert Rehab and Applegate Homecare and Hospice, as well as doctors Swigert, Te and Roy. Thank you to the neighbors, members and Relief Society of the East Ridge Ward for their compassionate service and friendships.
- Funeral service will be held Saturday, May 25, at 11 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Chapel, 912 S. 1740 East (on Foremaster Hill), St. George, Utah.
- Visitations will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd., and Saturday, prior to service, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.
- Interment will be Tuesday, May 28, at 11 a.m. in the Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.
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