Jay Robertson Partridge


(Feb. 8, 1923 - Sept. 9, 2016)

Jay Robertson Partridge, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend to all, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, after a short illness. He was 93.

Jay was born in Cowley on Feb. 8, 1923, to Mark and Alverda Partridge.

He attended school in Cowley and went on to achieve a Master’s degree from the University of Wyoming.

Jay met his sweetheart, Phyllis May, in 1944 and after a short courtship they married in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on Feb. 9, 1945.

A true patriot, he enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1942 and truly was one of the “Greatest Generation.” Jay was employed by the University of Wyoming at the Powell Experiment Station as a Soils Scientist for 38 years, until his retirement in 1988.

Serving in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was one of his greatest joys in life. Jay served for many years as bishop of the Powell Wards, in the Cody Stake Presidency, as a temple worker with his sweet wife Phyllis and in various other church callings. He had an unwavering faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and lifted all with whom he associated.

Jay was a true friend, sincere and faithful in all things. His greatest joy was his family. He was always positive, had a joyful heart, a great sense of humor and an infectious laugh.

Jay is survived by his children: Jaylene (Walter) Nielson of No. Ogden, Utah; Ronald (Annette) Partridge of West Point, Utah; Gayle (William) Sutton of Bountiful, Utah; Lynn (Marilyn) Partridge of No. Ogden, Utah; Jill (Steven) Hansen of Henderson, Nevada, siblings Karma Allred and Alden (Jenny) Partridge; as well as 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and many cherished friends.

Jay was preceded in death by his wife, parents and siblings, Neil, Lloyd, Bruce and Lavern. Jay was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. at the Powell LDS Ward at 525 W. 7th St. A viewing will take place on Friday, Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home located at 111 W. 3rd St. and from 10-10:45 a.m. on Saturday prior to the services.

Thompson Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.