He had a loving, humble spirit, though immensely strong and full of courage. The experiences in his life taught him many things, which he instilled upon everyone who came to know him. For instance, after years of racing motorcycles: the conviction to face your fears, to stand up for yourself, and if you fall, to always get back up on your bike. From decades of backpacking: to appreciate all things in nature, no matter how small, and to have the fortitude to keep going, no matter what struggles you face, because in the end, the trail and the destination always are worth it. He was a man who loved not only his cats, but all creatures, ketchup, bluegrass music, twisty roads, and all the sweat, dirt and rocks it took to create an imaginative and beautiful garden. But most of all, he loved his family and friends. He always felt they were not only the best part of his life, but the reason life was worth living. He will live on in all of us.
There will be an open house at Jeremiah's Restaurant, 1307 W. 12th Street , Ogden, 84404, on Saturday, January 12, between 2-4:00 PM for friends and family to come together to celebrate Jimmy's life. Time is set aside at 3:00 PM for those who would like to share their thoughts and memories of Jimmy.
There will be a graveside service for family and close friends in Salt Lake at 10:00 AM on Saturday. Contact family for details.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah