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1953 Jim 2024

Jim Lee Blackburn

February 5, 1953 — January 30, 2024

Provo

Jim Blackburn was born in Corona California on February 5, 1953, to Shirley Evans/Blackburn and Donald Blackburn. He grew up in Moorpark California with his beloved sister Terriesha and later with his half-brother and sister Billy Williams and Kathy Williams. 

 

When Jim was in high school he met Meridith, who became his lifelong love. They married on June 24, 1972, in their hometown.  They enjoyed 52 years together as husband and wife.  Jim learned the construction trade from his step father "Big Jim" Williams. And went on to have a successful career as a brick mason for over 20 years. Followed by a few years working as a dental technician.  Jim and Meridith have one daughter, Rebecca. Jim loved being a father to her, and a grandfather to her three children, Michael, Jessica, and Eric Zarkos.  Jim and Meridith landed in Provo Utah in 1998 and this is where they stayed.  

 

Jim was known for his bright, open, and creative mind.  He was always enthusiastic to learn and loved witnessing all of God's creations. He was a man of faith and was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  Jim absolutely loved problem-solving and being able to help others when he could.  He had a sunny disposition and loved to laugh, tease, sing, and have fun. His favorite hobbies were building and flying model airplanes, fishing, and working on cars.

 

Jim died in his home with his wife and daughter by his side on January 30th, 2024.  He is survived by his Wife Meridith, Daughter Rebecca, his three grandchildren, Michael, Jessica, Eric, and his Sisters Terrisha and Kathy.

 

His Memorial service will take place February 10th at noon at the Grandview 17th ward building in the Relief Society room.  Burial will be in the Minersville Cemetery. 


In lieu of flowers, please donate to the gofundme account -  https://gofund.me/14dae6cf.

 

 

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