Our father, Arvin Jay Hullinger, passed away at the age of 93, Thursday, April 30, 2020 at his home with family by his side. He had suffered much pain and heartache since suffering a stroke 3 months ago. Such a good man who has served so well for so long.
He served aboard the USS Midway during WWII. He had a beautiful voice and could play anything on his guitar. A secret many people don't know about our father is as a young man in the military he performed with his guitar often. He was asked to cut a couple of demo records and was offered a contract after the war ended. When they were expecting Terree (the fourth of seven children) they made the choice to stay in Utah, knowing they didn't want that life-style for their family. They wanted a life where they could raise their children in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We are so thankful mom and dad made the choice to live in accordance with the laws of Jesus Christ and doing their best to make a Christ-centered home.
Jay worked at Geneva Steel in the construction of the plant and after the war returned to work at the plant for over 42 years as a High Stand Speed Operator. He was recognized for several innovative ideas to improve steel production at the plant.
Jay served as a Bishop of the Manila Second Ward, in the Timpanogos Stake Presidency and as the first Stake Patriarch in the North Field Pleasant Grove Stake. He has been a wonderful father who taught us well. All of his children followed in his footsteps in so many ways. Because of him we all love gardening and many other things. Jays father and mother started the tradition of camping in the Uintah mountains every summer for a reunion. This included going in wagons and having a milk cow in tow. As a result, the family continues to camp in the Uintahs on the Yellowstone river for at least a week every summer.
Their lives were full of service to many people. Thank you, dad and mom, for your choices and thank you for a life well-lived. You will be greatly missed and always loved!
He is survived by his five children: Dennis (Marietta) Hullinger, Terree (Bruce) Hoggard, Charles Bruce (Sherri) Hullinger, Gordon (Ann) Hullinger and Stephen (Becky) Hullinger; 25 granchildren and 54 loving great grandchildren; three siblings; sisters, Joy and Carly and brother, Ben. He was preceded in death by his wife Luana and oldest son, Greg and daughter, Judy Brady.
Due to the current Covid19 restrictions for public gatherings, private family funeral services will be held in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.
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