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Celebration of Jack Lashley’s Life Set Today
Jack Troy Lashley, father of prominent Utah golf Troy Lashley, passed away Tuesday, June 5th. Graveside services were held yesterday and a Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held today, Sunday, June 10, from 3-6 p.m. at 52 Lone Hollow (10900 South 2950 East, in Sandy.
Jack became acquainted with many Utah golfers as he walked most of Utah golf courses watching his youngest son, Troy, play in many events. Troy was a popular player in the Utah Junior Golf Association, the UGA tournament circuit, and at BYU and his dad was almost always there during part of the round.
He was a gentle, kind person and will be missed from the Utah golf scene. The UGA extends its sympathy to Troy and the family.
The obituary is reprinted here.
Jack Troy Lashley
2/17/1930 ~ 6/ 5/2012Our loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend Jack Troy Lashley, 82, passed away peacefully on June 5, 2012 at home.
The youngest of four children, Jack was born on February 17, 1930 in Muskogee Oklahoma to Troy Bailey Lashley and Anna Adeline Ward Lashley. At age six he lost his mother and was later raised by his stepmother Essie Grider Lashley. Jack moved to Salt Lake City at age nine and later graduated from Granite High School in 1947. He joined the Air Force during the Korean War and was stationed at Clovis Air Force Base in New Mexico. In 1953, Jack met Patricia Helen Mulcock in Paul’s Ice Cream Shop and they later married on August 3, 1955. Together they raised four children. He was an incredible father always showing unconditional love to his kids. He made a health conscious breakfast, packed a mean lunch, and drove countless carpools. In his early career, Jack worked as a real estate agent for Jerry Mooney. In 1959, he became co-owner of Davidson-Lashley Realty and later started his own real estate company, Lashley Realty. Throughout his entire career Jack was truly passionate about the Stock Market. He spent endless hours researching, investing, and trading stocks.
Jack will always be remembered for his optimism, uncanny sense of humor, and profound insights about the nature of things. He enjoyed getting coffee (especially at McDonald’s), exercising daily, meditation and yoga. He was the ultimate believer in the power of the mind and positive thinking. Jack was truly a kind and compassionate man who had a reverence for life and found beauty in everything big and small. He loved to watch golf, especially when following his son Troy around the golf course. Jack had two beautiful heads of hair, one black and one white. He absolutely LOVED food! Jack enjoyed a great steak, mexican food, and a good cheeseburger with extra pickles, onions and mustard. He was also crazy about Patsy’s famous oatmeal cookies. Jack took great pleasure in being a grandfather and had many quirky and clever ways of teaching them the subtle lessons of life. Jack we will miss your love and happy face.
In early January Jack’s plan to live past 100 was cut short by a diagnosis of neuroendocrine cancer. In the past six months he never complained once and stayed positive until the end.
We would like to express our gratitude and say thanks to Dad’s caregivers.Survived by his wife Patricia Lashley; children Lisa (Scott) Quist, Lori (Rick) Wright, Launa (Ron) Motzkus, and Troy Jack Lashley; step-brother Richard (Beverely) Grider; nine grandchildren; Andrew (Summer), Amanda, and Adam Quist, Matt, Ben (Katrina), and Aaron Wolfenbarger, Emily, Nick, and Rachael Motzkus, and two great grandchildren Niya and Milo Quist. Preceded in death by parents Toy and Anna Lashley; stepmother Essie Lashley; siblings Judith (Frank) Davidson, Corrine (Jerry) Christensen, Deward Lashley; and step-brother Harry (Connie) Grider.
“No More Red Tape.”
Graveside service were held for family and friends on Saturday, June 9th at 11:00 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S. Highland Dr.
Join us for a Celebration of Jack’s Life at an open house on Sunday, June 10th from 3-6 p.m. at 52 Lone Hollow (10900 South 2950), Sandy. All are invited.