David Hans Jeppson, age 86, passed away peacefully in his sleep on March 10, 2022, due to factors incident to age. He was born on January 8, 1936 in Holladay, Utah, to Rulon and Ruby Parrish Jeppson. On June 1, 1956, in the SLC temple, David married June Almond, thus securing his opportunity to continue what would become their epic 65-year-long love affair.
After growing up on family farms in the Salt Lake valley and Southeast Idaho, David completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at University of Utah in 1958. After farming for a brief period, he changed course, completed a Master’s degree in hospital administration at UCLA, and eventually would work for many years as the executive vice president for Intermountain Healthcare. He was a past president of the American College of Health care executives. At the height of his career, he was regarded as one of the nation’s foremost healthcare executives.
David and June raised their family largely in Farmington, Utah, after which they lived their retirement years in Toquerville & St. George. David served faithfully in many LDS church callings including bishop, stake president, mission president, temple presidency and sealer.
David was passionate about the outdoors, gardening, basketball, skiing, swimming, and other sports. He traveled the world for business and leisure.
David will be remembered particularly for his love of life, his friendliness, his warmth and humor, his willingness to lift others and his commitment to living like his Savior. He and his wife, June, will be remembered for their exemplary life-long partnership. He will be missed dearly and remembered lovingly.
David is survived by wife June, and children Jeff (Valanne), Jim (Janette), Joe, Jerod (and late wife Sharon), Jay, Jill (Darren), John (Heather), Jordan (Amanda), 31 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren (with 4 more on the way) plus two sisters, Lynn and Barbara. He is preceded in death by brothers, John and Bruce, daughter-in-law Sharon, and granddaughter Jazymn June.
The family would like to thank all medical personnel and friends who participated in his final weeks of life.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to higher education, missionary work, or the humanitarian aid of your choice.
A viewing will be held on Friday, March 18 at the LDS chapel at 881 South River Road in St. George, Utah, from 10am-noon. All are welcome to participate in the family graveside service via the following Zoom link:
Time: Mar 18, 2022 12:55 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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Having worked with Jill I benefited from the values of his accomplishments. I am truly sorry for your loss.