Jabez Durfee, Jr., 63, of Roy, Utah, died unexpectedly, Friday, April 14, 2017, while visiting his son in Tioga, ND.
Jabez (Jay) Walser Durfee was born January 16, 1954 in Pleasant Grove, Utah to Wally and Evelyn Durfee.
He passed away of a heart attack in his son’s home in North Dakota on April 14, 2017. He was the fifth of eleven children. He attended Hurricane High School and loved the valley and it’s people. He married Judy Spila in 1975 and they had three children. They later divorced. He then married Susanna Williams.
Jay enjoyed a life of many trades, from concrete worker, all types of construction, to tow truck driver, assistant mechanic, and his most loved occupation; over the road truck driver.
He always said he was born in the wrong century and would have loved to live in the old west. He was a cowboy at heart and loved everything that had to do with cowboy life. He had several horses and always yearned for a simpler time.
Jay lived in many places and currently called both Roy, Utah and Dolan Springs, Arizona home.
He is preceded in death by both his parents, his son Michael, and a sister Bonnie.
Jay is survived by his children Jaelin (Jason) Fjermestad and their children, Jaden, Stanton and Easton of Hurricane, Utah. Tylor (Monica) Durfee and their children, Tatyana, Dallas, Austin, Shaianne, Tyson, and Sasha of Tioga, North Dakota. His siblings; Mel, Art, Rosemarie, Elbert, George, Virginia, Judy, Caralyn, and Maralyn. Many aunts, uncles, cousins and beloved friends will miss him forever in their hearts.
The family would like to thank all those that have been so kind and wonderful during this time.
M J Jarmon
(Midland City, Ala)
Apr 20, 2017