1924 ~ 2004
James Robert McGavock, passed away July 4, 2004, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born September 21, 1924, in Seattle, Washington, the son of James and Jean Scobie McGavock.
Jim was raised in Kennicott, Alaska and was always called "A Kennicott Kid". He was educated in a one room school in Kennicott, and graduated from high school in Denver, Colorado.
On September 4, 1953, Jim married Elese Marie Doxey, in Ogden, Utah. Together they had one beautiful daughter, Mary Jean. She drowned in a tragic accident in 1995.
He worked for Hill Air Force Base as an Aircraft Inspector for 37 years, retiring in 1987.
Jim is survived by his wife, Elese; a sister, Jean (John) Lamb, Littleton, Colorado; a sister-in-law, Jane Doxey, Ogden; nephews, David Lamb, Rick Lamb, Michael Lamb, Scott Lee, Greg Doxey, Shawn Doxey, Matthew Doxey, and William Doxey; nieces, Libby Lundock, Mary Ruth Andersen, Judy Lee, and Christy Doxey; and dear friends, Jeff and Marcie Young and family. He was preceded in death by his only daughter, Mary Jean McGavock.
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Lindquist's Ogden Mortuary, 3408 Washington Blvd. Friends may call at the mortuary on Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Interment, Lindquist's Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Legacy Hospice, 3135 N. Fairfield Rd., # A, Layton, UT, 84041 or the American Cancer Society.
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