James L Prescott, age 86, passed away on February 21, 2021 in Riverton, Utah.

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He was born on December 8, 1934 in Francis, Utah, to John Walter Prescott and Emily Leone Louder. He was the youngest of seven siblings. He married Ruby Earlene Giles on October 10, 1953. They were sweethearts for 67 years.

Loving father of Vickie (Tom), Jill (Frank), Cheri (Kim), Susan (Roger), Stacey (Kari), Jeff (Shauna), and Jamie (Garth), 25 grandchildren, 59 great grandchildren and 5 great great grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, siblings Ned, Donna, Mark, Vida, Keith and LaRae, and grandson Mitchell James, great grandchildren Tjaden, Kalena, and Ruby.

His greatest love was spending time with his family. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed numerous fishing, hunting and camping trips with his family. Jim was known fondly by family and friends as Crow. A nickname given to him by his brothers. His posterity is proudly known as the Crow Clan.

He was an amazing handyman. There was nothing he could not fix or repair. He will always be remembered for his competitive spirit. He loved playing cards and he hated to lose!

He was a dedicated employee, retiring from Safeway after 43 years of employment.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Our beloved Crow has flown home.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, funeral services will be held by invitation only. The funeral service will be live-streamed for those unable to attend, please see below of how to join the services. The Funeral Service will be begin at 2:00 PM on Thursday 2/25/2021.

Following Salt Lake County’s mandate on facial coverings, face masks are required at all public gatherings. Social distancing will be enforced. For those unable to attend the services, Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries are offering a live streaming of the funeral service on Zoom.

Joining by computer

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Enter the meeting ID – 8012981564

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Click “Join with Computer Audio”

Click “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral service

Joining by phone or iPad

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Enter the meeting ID – 8012981564

Select “Join without Audio”

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Select “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral service


Services Handled By

Memorial Redwood Mortuary & Cemetery
6500 S Redwood Rd
Salt Lake City, UT

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Feb 23, 2021

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James was a great guy. I'm sorry for your loss. I'll miss our phone calls reminiscing about the old days in Francis. Bless your family. Love Geraldine.

Geraldine Mitchell Fenton , Pleasant Grove, UT, US Feb 27, 2021

Uncle James, I think of you and Aunt Earlene often. You never seem to change or look older. I like your beard. I think it is the first time I have ever seen you with one. I am so sorry and will miss you. Aunt Earlene, Vickie, Jill, Cheri, Stacey. Jeff, Susan and Jamie my thoughts, prayers and love are with you all at this hard time. I know it has been a long time that I have seen you all. Take care and if you need anything please don’t hesitate to contact me. Lots of Love, Kristy

Fred & Kristy Boehme , West Valley, UT, US Feb 24, 2021