Wednesday, January 13, 2010

My uncle/friend/example

James Stewart (Jim) Manwill, Jr. "If there wasn't humor in heaven before, there is now." Jim, age 49, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2010 at his home in Salt Lake City, Utah. Born June 26, 1960 to J. Stewart and Mary Jean Manwill. Served an LDS mission in Portland, Oregon. Married his wife, Sandra Grijalva Lara, in 1983 in the Salt Lake Temple. Was a real estate agent for 29 years. Well-known for his sense of humor, random acts of kindness and work ethic. He loved his family and spent his life in their service. Survived by his wife, Sandra; his four children - Jeremy (21), Daniel (19), Vanessa (15), Ryan (10); mother, Jean Manwill; siblings, Louise Price, Karen Caldwell, Peggy Olson, Linda Brewster and Brent Manwill. Preceded in death by his father. Viewing will be Thursday, January 14, 2010 from 6-8 p.m. at the Grandview 3rd Ward, 2930 South 2000 East. Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Friday, January 15, 2010 at the same location; viewing one hour prior to services. Interment at Elysian Burial Gardens. Services in the care of Premier Funeral Services.

Jim was an inspiration to all that knew him. He was kind, funny, sensitive and loving. He was a great example to me of service and love. He was so amazing that the Lord took him from his mortal existence because he was needed more on the other side. I know Jim is already hard at work in heaven. His death is not the end, it is merely a mission farewell. I love you Jim, God be with you til we meet again.

1 comment:

David and Melissa said...

I am so sorry. Very beautifully written.

We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.