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James Theron Tilson

September 8, 1947 ~ December 10, 2021 (age 74)

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It is with deep sorrow and much love that the family of Jim Tilson announces his passing. Jim died the morning of December 10, 2021, at the age of 74 in his home in Orem, Utah.

Jim was a decorated veteran who served 2 tours in the Vietnam war and spent a total of 33 years in the Army. He was an avid member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and took pride in living the gospel and serving others whenever he could. He always enjoyed laughing, joking around, and living life to the fullest. He will be greatly missed.

Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife and best friend, Gail Tilson, and will forever be in the hearts of his children, Jessica, Jamie, Justin, Julie (Robbie), Joe, and Amanda and his grandchildren, Kingston, Marley, Makenna, and Brandon.

He was predeceased by his parents, Theron Tilson and Angela Tilson.

"Remember, attitude is everything!" (Jim's favorite saying)

Born: September 8, 1947 in Payson, Utah

Parents: Theron Tilson, Angela Caputo Tilson

Survived by wife: Gail Tilson

Children: Jessica, Jamie, Justin, Julie, Robbie and Gail's children: Joe and Amanda

Grandchildren: Kingston, Marley, Makenna, Brandon

Military: 2 tours in Vietnam, Utah National Guard Reserves after active duty, he retired after serving a total of 33 years in the Army.

Jim was happiest when he was fixing things. He loved bringing new life to whatever seemed impossible to save. His man cave was his garage and he could work in it for hours, often repairing items for others.

A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at the Orem 2nd Ward Chapel, 80 South 280 East, in Orem. You are welcome to visit from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. and services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at the Orem City Cemetery. 

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Recording of Service


December 21, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
LDS Chapel 80 South 280 East
80 South 280 East
Orem, UT 84058

Funeral Service
December 21, 2021

11:00 AM
LDS Chapel 80 South 280 East
80 South 280 East
Orem, UT 84058

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