Per his request, Dad wanted this process of happiness and sorrow to be simple and brief, even though he had a love for words:

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We want to celebrate, not mourn our Dad, Grandpa, Great-Grandpa, Brother, Brother-in-Law, and Uncle.

We can see his big smile as he was greeted by his High School Sweetheart Trudy and beautiful daughter Lisa as they met him. We know he gave them each one of his Mike-sized hugs. He probably gave our Mom a big kiss and gave her the returning message that he gave her after his LDS mission in France, “Now I’m Home”.

Dad always had a fine point Sharpie and pad of paper on him. His love for art always drove his passion for taking photos, and drawing and painting. He always wished to instill that same passion of art to his Kids and Grandkids, which he certainly did. Thanks Dad--your beautiful artwork will be displayed and cherished in all our homes.

His all-time favorite hobby was genealogy, so we know that Dad had to greet every ancestor that he researched and is very busy at the moment.

Our number one concern we have is that hopefully there are movie theaters in heaven. Along with a DVD player and a minimum of 4 remotes.

His legacy is carried on with his Children, Heidi (Tim), Andrew, and Joe. Grandchildren, Emily (Ryan), Katy (Ben), Tanner, Nic, Hunter. Great Granddaughters, Finley, Isabelle, and Zoe. Siblings George (Kathy), Steve, and Rosemary. Sister-in-Law Pam (Elliot).

His amazing Parents, George and Carol brought him into mortality December 19, 1940 in Washington D.C. He returned home to them in peace and comfort, surrounded by family here on May 26, 2022.

For all of those who knew of Dad’s dedication to his work, knew that he cherished his time working for Consolidated Freightways (CF), and loved working with amazing people up until his retirement in 2004. He proudly wore his big red and green lettered hat.

We wish to thank all of his Doctors, Nurses, Aides, and the staff at Escalante at Coventry for all of their loving care.

His viewing will be held at Riverton Larkin Mortuary (3688 W 12600 S, Riverton, UT) on June 4, 2022 at 10:00 am with service at 11:00 am. Interment at Lehi Cemetery.

Dad was always proud that his fire insurance premium was paid in full, a.k.a. tithing (so He's all good in that category).

Hope there's Jelly Beans in Heaven.

We all love you and you will be missed until we meet again.

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Saturday, Jun. 04, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Saturday, Jun. 04, 2022 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Larkin Mortuary - Riverton
3688 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065

Funeral Service

Saturday, Jun. 04, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Larkin Mortuary - Riverton
3688 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT 84065

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Larkin Mortuary - Riverton
3688 West 12600 South
Riverton, UT

Life Story Info

Post Date

May 31, 2022

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NEXT Martha Johnson Martha Johnson


Sometimes while I was an FOM, Mike would come out to my office an tell me,

" I just talked to you on the phone" then laugh and run back to his desk. Seems he

had been talking to one of the owners of National Filter Media whos name was also

John Eugster. I had to reserch it a bit, but my name is John E. and this fellow was

John R. Turns out he was a cousin to my father although I never did meet him.

Mike loved little things like that. He was certainly one in a million

John Eugster. { Ike } , Taylorsville, UT, US Jun 08, 2022

Uncle Mike was a wonderful person. I loved his sense of humor and his gift of gab. He will be missed.

James Kirkham , Apache Junction, AZ, US Jun 08, 2022

You put it just about the way I would have... love ya all ;Famies are realy forever!!

Holly Sue Rumbach (Jarvis) Jun 12, 2022

A truly wonderful person, you will be missed Uncle Mike.

Steve & Kathy Stroud

Steve & Kathy Stroud , Hutto, TX, US Jun 04, 2022

Mike was so kind and helpful to my dad (Byron Sheffield). He was a special man.

Sue (Sheffield) Cederoth , Anaheim Hills, CA, US Jun 04, 2022

Dear Jarvis family,

We are saddened to hear the loss of Mike. We both worked with him at

Consolidated Freighways, and we always thought he was a special person

and a good friend. We will miss him dearly and our thoughts and prayers are with

your family at this most difficult time-frame.


Bob Williams and Robert Williams, JR.

Bob Williams and Robert Williams, JR. , Cottonwood Heights, UT, US Jun 02, 2022

To our wonderful brother in law Mike! Thank you for always being there for our family. We adore you! He always had a amazing laugh and a great smile. We miss you so much & will love you always. Happy you are with Trudy & Lisa and your extended family.

Pam & Elliot Abbott & Family , Sandy, UT, US Jun 01, 2022

He was a man with a large smile, love of laughter, and a passion for making people happy. He was strong, consistent, and made the world a better place.

I am sure that you are enjoying a sweet reunion with your parents, your sweet wife Aunt Trudy Jarvis, and your dear daughter Lisa. I love you dear Uncle Mike!

Matthew K Jarvis , South Jordan, UT, US Jun 01, 2022

To my wonderful brother in law who we all love soooooooo much❤️❤️❤️❤️. First met you when i was a little girl when you were dating my big sister Trudy❤️ You two were such Love Birds❤️❤️Thank you for all your love & help you have shown our family over all this years! You have always been a kind man with a incredible laughter & a big smile!

I love you Big Mike Forever!!! Thank you for all you have done to help us all👍🏼❤️👍🏼 love you

Pam & Elliot Abbott & Family , Sandy, UT, US May 31, 2022

So glad you can be with Trudy and Lisa on the other side. See you again one day, Uncle Mike.

Michael Martin , Midvale, UT, US May 31, 2022