Jack Edward Jeppson
1943 ~ 2013
Jack Edward Jeppson, age 69, passed away on April 21, 2013, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, at his home in Meridian, ID surrounded by family. He was born on October 11, 1943 in Boise, ID to Dora Belle Decker (Wilson) and the late Howard Guymon Jeppson.
Jack grew up in Boise, ID. He graduated from Borah High School in 1961. After high school he attended Boise State University and Brigham Young University in Provo, UT where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Business in 1969. Jack also joined the Coast Guard in 1961 and served for one year before his LDS mission to Leeds, England from November 1962 - November 1964.
Jack began work for Mutual of New York as an agent where he worked on and off for many years in several different positions, one of which took him and his family to New Jersey for nine years, beginning in 1991.
Jack married Janice Caroline Labrum on July 14, 1966 in the Logan Utah LDS Temple where they were sealed for time and all eternity. Jack was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he held several leadership positions including Stake President. He enjoyed many hobbies including family history, golfing, reading instruction manuals cover-to-cover, boating, teaching, being with his family, scouting and long-arm quilting. His love of quilting eventually turned into a business (Real Men Quilt) that led to him produce almost 300 beautiful quilts in three years.
Jack was preceded in death by his father, Howard Guymon Jeppson, step- father, George R. Decker and brother in law, Cris Parks. He is survived by his wife Janice of Meridian, ID; his mother, Dora Decker of Rexburg, ID; his children, David (Tonya) Jeppson of Eagle, ID, Kimberly (Rod) Hansen of Boise, ID, Scott (Mignon) Jeppson of Boise, ID, Tiffany (Garret) Anderson of Parker, CO, and Nathan (Annalisa) Jeppson of Spring, TX; his siblings, Bil (Leah) Jeppson of Draper, UT, Jim (Marlene) Jeppson of Spanish Fork, UT, Peter (Marj) Jeppson of Bountiful, UT, Carol Parks of Bakersfield, CA, Vicki (Clayne) Barron of Idaho City, ID, and Patti (Howard) Randall of Rexburg, ID; as well as his 25 grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.
The Jeppson family would like to say a special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mountain States Tumor Institute (MSTI) and Hearts for Hospice for their exceptional care and compassion.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at the Overland and Locust Grove LDS chapel in Meridian. A viewing will be held prior to the services from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow the services at the Dry Creek Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Relyea Funeral Chapel.
Published in Idaho Statesman on Apr. 25, 2013