Jay Eldon Sherrow
Jay Eldon Sherrow, age 64, passed away on June 22, 2022, in Blanding UT, after a valiant 10-year fight with cancer.
At his passing, Jay was surrounded by loved ones. He was born in Murray, UT on September 2, 1957, the fourth of nine children to John Leonard Sherrow and Gay Lundskog.
Jay is preceded in death by his father John Sherrow, sister Gayle Fort, and brother-in-law Lester Fort.
He is survived by his loving wife Shauna Rigby Sherrow, mother Gay Lundskog, brothers Alan (Carla) Sherrow, Russell (Ginger) Sherrow, Jeffrey (Linda) Sherrow, and sisters Darlene (Jody) Hansen, Ruth (Ron) Mecham, Jeanenne Doxey, and Marcy Jo (Matthew) Carson.
He is lovingly remembered by his sons and daughters Samuel (Mindy) Sherrow of Santaquin UT, Gonzalo Sherrow of Roy UT, Xiomara Sherrow of Salt Lake City UT, Crystal Sherrow of Pueblo CO, Rachel Sherrow of Lajunta CO, Jayson (Kimberly) Sherrow of Salt Lake City UT, Chante (Justin) Lee of Blanding, Christian Sherrow of Massachusetts, Jennifer (Matt) Pilling of West Jordan UT, Dominique (Bobby) Bowring of Blanding, James Sherrow of Payette ID, Shadin Sherrow of Heber City UT, Tyson Sherrow of Orem UT, and 17 grandchildren.
Jay was a devoted husband and father. He and Shauna raised their large family in Layton, UT from 1988 to 2005. While living in Layton, Jay and Shauna adopted their 13 children.
In 2005, Jay and Shauna moved their family to Blanding with eight children still living at home. Jay and Shauna celebrated their 41st year anniversary on June 5, 2022.
Jay both worked hard and played hard. He was a master brick mason.
While in Layton, he bricked many homes and business including homes that were featured in the Parade of Homes events.
Jay loved sharing his talent with others and completed beautiful workmanship for all to enjoy.
When the family moved to Blanding, Jay continued to work with masonry as well as teach his trade at the college.
Throughout their marriage, Jay and Shauna enjoyed spending time with family and friends and enjoying adventures such as annual trips to Lake Powell, skydiving and scuba diving.
Jay had a passion for the outdoors and spent countless hours hunting, fishing, camping, riding 4-wheelers and playing in the water.
His most cherished memories were the times he was doing these activities with his family.
Jay loved people and could make friends easily, often developing relationships that would last a lifetime.
Jay was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
He served a mission in Portugal, and often spoke of his incredible love for the people.
He served valiantly in every capacity in his church callings, including as a High Priest Quorum Leader, and Elders Quorum President, and Primary teacher.
He was called to serve at the nursing home in Blanding as High Priest leader, a position that he came to cherish.
Jay spent his life devoted to the service of God and his fellowman, always striving to help others in any capacity. His wish was to give service to others.
Jay never became embittered while battling cancer. He felt cancer to be a blessing that helped him love deeply, become humble and refine him.
Jay not only believed but had a sure knowledge of his elder brother Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father.
Jay’s final motto was, “The Lord asked me to endure and endure well”. And so, he did!
We are so grateful for his example.
Funeral services are Friday, July 1, 2022, at the Blanding Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 88 West 800 North.
The viewing will begin at 11 a.m., with the funeral following at noon.
A viewing will also be held on Thursday, June 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stake Center.
A virtual service option is available through the San Juan Mortuary website under Jay’s obituary.
Interment to follow at Blanding Cemetery at 50 West 100 South in Blanding.
Condolences for the family may be offered at (online info from San Juan Mortuary)