Jay Goodfellow
1938 - 2021
Russon Brothers - Farmington/Kaysville
1941 North Main St.
Farmington, UT
Jay Harris Goodfellow

February 18, 1938 ~ October 13, 2021

Jay Harris Goodfellow passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on October 13, 2021. He was 83 years old. Jay was born February 18, 1938, in Burley, Idaho. He was the youngest child of Samuel Burt and Mary Jane Harris Goodfellow.

Jay moved with his family to Roy, Utah in 1941 when he was three years old. He lived in Roy until 1955 when his family moved to Pleasant View, Utah. Jay attended Roy Elementary, South Ogden Jr. High and Weber High School. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 6 years. Jay attended Weber Jr. College, BYU and Utah State University. He graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business Education and taught school for 35 years. Jay enjoyed teaching. It was rewarding for him to see his students succeed. Jay spent the last 22 years of his teaching career at Davis Applied Technology Center in Kaysville. He retired from teaching in 2000.

Jay met Kathryn (Kay) Farnes while he was attending BYU. They were married February 1, 1963, in the Logan Temple. They are the parents of six children, grandparents of 16 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Jay was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in numerous callings in the church throughout his life. He served a mission to Hawaii from 1958 to 1960. During his retirement years, he served for two years in the Bountiful Temple, and he served two full-time missions with his wife Kay. They served in the Virginia Richmond Mission and the Michigan Lansing Mission. Jay and Kay also served three part-time Service Missions in Family History. Two of the Family History Missions were in Salt Lake, and one was at the Family Search Center in Layton.

Jay was a hard worker. His Dad instilled a strong work ethic in him as they worked together in the family-owned coal business and on the family farm in Roy. It was important to Jay to keep things maintained and in good working condition. He was especially meticulous about his cars. He always made sure they were in excellent running condition and clean on the inside as well as on the outside.

Jay loved to be out in nature. He enjoyed working in his yard or going for a drive to the mountains. He loved seeing lakes, streams, snow-capped mountains and any other "picture perfect scenery". He especially enjoyed going for a drive in the fall to see the colorful leaves and was also fascinated by the wildlife he would see in nature.

Jay is survived by his wife of 58 years and their children Brenda Day (Bruce), Wayne Goodfellow (Debi), Mary Lyn Larkin (Jeff), Sherrie Waters (Roger), Shauna Goodfellow, Alan Goodfellow (Jen) and one brother, Don Harris Goodfellow (Renee). He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Mary Lou and Blanche Goodfellow, a granddaughter Allison Day and a son-in-law Jeff Burningham.

A viewing will be held Tuesday October 19, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Russon Mortuary, 1941 North Main Street, Farmington, Utah.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at the Hansen Meadows Ward building, 2500 South Bluff Road, Syracuse, Utah. A viewing will be held at the church from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at the Bountiful City Cemetery.

Services will be available virtually via Facebook Live at: https://www.facebook.com/Russon-Mortuary-Crematory-105412734572327

Services will also be streamed under Jay's obituary beginning at 11:00 AM at www.russonmortuary.com.

Published by Deseret News from Oct. 15 to Oct. 16, 2021.
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My heart goes out to Kay and everyone in the Goodfellow family for this great loss! Those we love in life, are never very far away. Their spirit and their influence is always there whenever we have a tough decision to make or when we are lonely. They rejoice with us when we're up, and they comfort us when we are down. Jay was a wonderful man, a very fine neighbor, and a positive & compassionate role model. I know his influence and faith will continue to inspire and touch the lives of everyone who knew him. You will see him again. All my love and deepest sympathies, L.J. Murdock
Lori Jo Murdock
October 20, 2021
What a beautiful, well thought out program. I learned a few good, new things about Uncle Jay. (2) very important and humbling things are; (1) He Loved, Appreciated, and let His Children know how Important each one is. (2) He did not Preach to His children, but led them by His example. He checked in with them. Counseled on matters when asked to do so. He spent quality time in hobbies enjoyed by both. He listened, and them built them up. Not tearing them down by His past mistakes or some other family persons less shining moments. It sounds like Rage and Angry energy was not a usual occurrence for Him.. He was very kind, loving, considerate of Aunt Kay. The Mother of His children. As I noticed there was not a usual list of church callings listed on His Obituary. (I feel some declare so for more important status.) Uncle Jay is a true humble Servant of the Lord. He is loved and missed. May His reward be great and glorious. More than He would ever have imagined. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, feelings, memories. And the beautiful music. What a rich beautiful famiy!!!
Valerie Kay Goodfellow Manning
October 20, 2021
Kay I learned today of Jay's passing. Please accept Linda and my condolences for your loss. Jay was a pleasant, good man with a fine family. It was an honor for us to know him and you and your family. All my best to you. Stay well.
Robert Wright
October 20, 2021
Wishing you and all family and friends peace and comfort at this difficult time. Know that we love you. Jay will be greatly missed. He is an awesome man.
Tom and Molly Feil
October 18, 2021
Our condolences to the dear Goodfellow Family. Thank you for sharing of your talents with your neighbors through the years.
Rodney Jex
October 18, 2021
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