Job F Measom died peacefully at home on May 20, 1998.
He was born in Lake Shore, Utah on March 18, 1929 to Jennings Ty and Hannah Lenora Francis Measom. He graduated from Spanish Fork High School in 1947.He was sealed to Louise Butler of Kamas, Utah in the Salt Lake LDS temple in 1954. Salem has been their home for the past 40 years. Job was a kind and loving husband and father.
As an LDS missionary preaching in the streets of Scotland, he received a testimony of Christ, learned to speak with power and authority, and gained a passion for teaching. Upon returning home, he attended Brigham Young University and earned a Bachelors degree in history and chose to share his gifts by becoming a professional teacher.
Immediately upon graduation, he was drafted by the US Army where he served in Korea (1955-1957) as an NCO in the Troop Information and Education Section. He helped many young men improve their education and receive their GED testing. After his army service he accepted a position at Payson High School teaching American History and Economics. He taught at Payson for 29 years and held many fond memories of his students, fellow teachers, and experiences there.
In addition to teaching, he operated a small fruit orchard in Salem. It was there that the values of hard work, integrity and honesty were taught to his children. He was an active member of the LDS church and through the years served in many positions including teaching, bishoprics, and high councils. Job's rich baritone voice and gospel conviction comforted many as he spoke at over 60 funerals. He was well known and respected in the community where he served as a city council member.
He was secretary and watermaster for Salem Irrigation and Canal Company and Strawberry High Line Canal for 15 years. He loved this work and was saddened to leave it due to his battle with cancer. In 1997 he was awarded Salem's Pioneer Achievement Award which is presented every 50 years to a member of the community.
He is survived by his wife, Louise; children: Ronald (Cheri) of Hurst, TX, Jeffrey (Jolene) of Lehi, UT, Ty (Sue) of Logan, UT, Tessa Wilde (Richard) of Welling, Alberta, and Harold of Salem; 14 grandchildren; one brother, four sisters, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by his mother and father, brother Rex, and infant daughter, and special friends Ray and Roy Ferguson.
In lieu of flowers please make donations in Job's name to The Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah Health Sciences Center, 50 North Medical Drive, SLC, UT 84132.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 26, 1998 at 11 a.m. at the Apple Blossom Chapel, 25 West Apple Blossom Way, Salem. Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary, 187 South Main, Spanish Fork and one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be at the Salem City Cemetery.
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