James Edmond Townsend, 57, died May 29, 1998 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He was born December 13, 1940 in Salt Lake City to Edmond LeRoy Townsend and Dorothee Lucy Harris Townsend. He married Jane Marie Cannon Harman. Worked as a dispatcher for the Salt Lake City Fire Department and later as a driver for Ute Cab Company.Survived by his wife, Jane M. Townsend; son, Phillip; step-sons,

Michael Tripp and family, and Rob Tripp and family, all of Riverton, Utah; step-son, Steve Tripp and family, Springville, Utah; step-daughter, Shauna Albony and family, France; sister,

Debbie Fisher and family, West Valley, Utah;

father, Edmond L. Townsend, Salt Lake City. Preceded in death by his mother.

Graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 1998 in the Redwood Memorial Estates, 6500 South Redwood Road under the direction of Wasatch Lawn Mortuary.

"He is in God's hands now."

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