James Jesse Whinham, 81, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2013. He was born June 23, 1932 in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho to James Atchison and Rosella Grunig Whinham. He graduated from Montpelier High School.
On March 9, 1951, James married Marilyn Grimmett in the Logan LDS Temple.
He worked for and retired from Hill Air Force Base as a Procurement Specialist. James was an active and faithful member of the LDS Church where he served in many callings.He volunteered at the Hill Aerospace Museum which he enjoyed for over 20 years. He was a member of the Good Sam’s Club, the Hill Officer’s Club and the Eagles.
In his spare time he loved to camp, hunt, and golf. James and Marilyn wintered in Yuma Arizona and St. George for many wonderful years.
James is survived by his loving wife, Marilyn; their children, Michael Whinham, Roy; Mark (Eileen) Whinham, Hooper; Gregory (Kristan) Whinham, Roy; Jill (Lyle) Braithwaite, West Valley City; 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and five sisters.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 25th at 11 a.m. at the Chateau Park Ward Chapel, 5900 South 2200 West, Roy.
The family will meet with friends Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South and Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church house.
Interment, Roy City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the Hill Aerospace Museum, P.O. Box 612, Roy, Utah 84067-0612, in memory of James J. Whinham.