Obituaries » Jesse Craven Salisbury
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April 3, 1941 - April 5, 2021
Funeral Home Russon Mortuary Bountiful
Our loving husband, father, and grandfather passed away on Monday, April 5, at age 80, due to complications from a stroke. Although his family is sad that he is gone, they feel peace knowing that he is without pain and is with his Father in Heaven.
Born to Jesse Henry Salisbury and Alice Craven on April 3, 1941, in Salt Lake City, he was the second oldest child and first son in the family. He attended Granite High School. During his youth he enjoyed building go-carts, finding the parts for them wherever he could and saving his money to buy motors. He enjoyed riding them down the street with his friends.
He was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served as a temple worker for many years.
Jesse married Claudia Wilson on June 15, 1961. They were later divorced. They had three wonderful daughters, whom he adored.
He married Ellen Hatch on September 22, 2001 in the Salt Lake City Temple. He loved Ellen very much along with her Sons, Reed Sheriff (Julie) and their children Dylan, Carson and Aiden. Scott Sheriff and his daughters Joslyn Larsen and Nicole Empey and great grandchildren Paige, Allie and Cole. He loved serving her and her family. They made their home in Centerville.
Jesse worked at Tracy Aviary for 12 years, helping care for the birds and animals there. He had a great knowledge and love for birds, and even raised them at home. He later became a plumber and worked for 36 years at the Salt Lake City Parks Department. He also owned his own business, JC Plumbing. He took pride in his work and never took shortcuts on any job. We are sure that much of his work is still in place today at the State Fair Grounds and Liberty Park.
He loved camping with his family. His favorite places were Smith and Morehouse, Bear Lake, Flaming Gorge, and Yellowstone. He loved sharing his knowledge of the outdoors and always had great stories to tell. He loved talking about the bears in Yellowstone, and he always knew where to find them. He loved to fish at Flaming Gorge, his favorite spots were Little Hole and Dutch John.
Jesse was creative and good at working with his hands. He enjoyed welding and building things. He loved travelling, especially with Ellen. One of their favorite places to visit is Hawaii. He often talked about moving there.
He loved spending time with his daughters and grandchildren. They were his pride and joy. He loved his visits with them and made sure to call his daughters weekly.
Jesse is survived by his loving wife Ellen and his four daughters, Stephanie Wright (Terry), Tammy Parker, Robyn Jones (Jeremy), Brae McDougald (Shane). He is also survived by his grandchildren, Reily, Taylor, Morgan and Camryn, four sisters, and three brothers.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Stephen, and his sister Sharryl.
The viewing will be held prior to the funeral, Monday, April 12, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Chapel, 950 N Main Street in Centerville, Utah. The funeral services will begin at 1:00 p.m.
Masks are to be worn and social distancing is encouraged throughout the service. The service will be livestreamed for those who are unable to attend.