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Jack Franklin Newman

January 7, 1973 ~ March 4, 2018 (age 45)

Jack Franklin Newman, 45, passed away in his sleep on March 4, 2018. Jack was born January 7, 1973 to Paul L. Newman and Christine Christensen Newman in American Fork Utah.

Jack grew up in Pleasant Grove Utah where he enjoyed participating in many city league sports. He graduated from PG High School where he excelled in skipping class.

Jack loved the outdoors and spent countless hours hunting and fishing in American Fork Canyon. His favorite place to be was in the mountains with his family.

Jack had a great sense of humor. He had a quick wit and loved to laugh. Jack was also probably the most stubborn man ever born. He had a deep love for history, politics, America, and was weirdly obsessed with Bigfoot.

Jack enjoyed serving in his LDS Ward in the Scouting Program.   He was dedicated to his career in public service for Pleasant Grove City, American Fork City and as a Paramedic for Gold Cross since 2000.   Jack's dad passed away when he was 12 years old. From that moment on he took his role as being 'the man of the house' very seriously. He always did whatever he could to take care of his mother and his two younger siblings Nichole and Ryan.

Jack married Danielle Gonzalez on August 5, 2009 in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple.  More than anything Jack would want to be remembered for his favorite role in life - that of being a father. His children were his world and he was so proud of each of them.

Jack is survived by his wife Danielle, his children Jesse Wilburn, Nichole (Kavan) Cannon, CJ Newman and Jackson Newman; mother Christine, siblings Nichole (Chad) Keenom and Ryan (Briti) Newman.  He is preceded in death by his father Paul Newman, sister Jamie, and best friend Jess Nehring. He will be greatly missed by his nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends.

Memorial services will be held Friday, March 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in the Orchard Ward LDS Chapel, 828 South Locust Avenue, Pleasant Grove where family and friends may attend a visitation from 9:30-10:45 a.m. prior to services.   Condolences may be sent to the family at

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