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James Edgar Utts

James Edgar Utts James Edgar Utts peacefully departed this world on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at Querencia Memory Unit after a long illness. James was born on February 17, 1923 in Marklesburg, Pennsylvania to Rev Edward Z Utts and Ruth Simm Utts. He was educated at Juniata College and married Dorothy Strain on June 30, 1950. They raised their family in Pennsylvania and Maryland, and moved to Lakeway in 1990. He is survived by a sister, Betty Burket of Altoona, Pennsylvania, and brother Harold Utts of East Aurora, New York, three sons, Stephen and Kathleen Utts of Wimberley, Texas, James and Joy Utts of Lake Forest, Illinois, and David Utts of Columbia, Maryland, and five grandchildren, James Utts III and his wife Lindsay, Katie Utts, Thomas Utts, Lilly Utts and Alexandra Utts. Jim will be remembered as a kind and gentle man with a friendly disposition, and his ability to take good natured teasing by his three sons. He was deeply loved by his family, and although he had lost many of his mental faculties in his last few years, his essence continued to shine through. A private family memorial service will take place in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jame's name can be sent to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.


Published in Austin American-Statesman on Dec. 31, 2012
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