Jimmy Lee Kiholm
1942 – 2017
Jimmy Lee “Jim” Kiholm, 74, grew his angel wings and soared to Heaven February 13, 2017 after living a lifetime of adventures and sometimes calamities. He broke through every limitation and lived life to its fullest potential.
Jim was born July 5, 1942 to Francis and Dorothy Kiholm in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
He graduated from Jordan High School in 1960 where he lettered in many sports and later attended the University of Utah. He was a UTE fan and loved attending many U of U / BYU rival games over the years with a best friend (BYU alumni), sporting his red hoody in the predominately blue season ticket holder section. One thing you could count on when hanging out with Jim, it would never be boring!
He married Janet Mower, November 25, 1961 in Payson, Utah (later divorced) and together they welcomed two handsome sons and one beautiful daughter into this world. On June 3, 1978 he married Gayle Sharp who passed away in 2003. On September 16, 2006 he married JoAnn Seguin and on August 1, 2015 they sealed their marriage for time and all eternity in the Draper LDS Temple.
Jim counted his many blessings every day. His most cherished moments in life came from time spent with family and friends and his greatest joy came from the many blessings he received from God’s grace. He was a stalwart man with unwavering honor in his word. He never let fear, hard work or failing health get in his way of helping others, having fun or completing a job to perfection. Jim did what he promised, even if it seemed impossible.
Jim’s voice was bold, his wit and humor uncorked, his abilities to forge uncharted territory on a snowmobile or four-wheeler unmatched, a sheer beauty to watch gliding across the water with skis or barefoot; but his boat was his baby. He loved the water and completed a lifetime dream of taking his little ski boat across the ocean from Balboa Bay to Catalina Island while hundreds of dolphins raced alongside.
Many, many lives were positively impacted by Jimmy Lee’s sincere devotion and genuine love. He was a gentleman, always opening the door for ladies, picking up the check, giving a helping hand without asking for anything in return and worked harder than anyone else. He liked to win and expected nothing but the best from himself and others. He was tough and a bit crusty on the outside but pure milk chocolate on the inside.
Jim loved being a Dad and Grandpa. He was the kind of man who enjoyed playing in the sand or swimming in the pool with the kids. He acted like one of the kids, usually the instigator of harmless (most of the time) mischief, he laughed at himself and along with others. He liked to have fun wherever he was.
Jim has been married more than most. His Father was preparing to marry others and used Jim and his brother to practice on marrying them many, many times until he had it right. That must have been good practice as he was as perfect a husband and partner as JoAnn could have possibly imagined. He was her knight in shining armor, her best forever friend, a romantic, a jokester, a confidante, a cheerleader, a genuine man who truly showed his love by finding something to do each day that would make her life a little nicer. He is the love of her life.
Jim lived his life with this motto:
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty well-preserved body…..But rather skidding in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming – WOW – WHAT A RIDE!!” And he did just exactly that!
Jim is survived by his wife, JoAnn Seguin (aka Mrs. K); children Lohn Kiholm (Laura), Jeff Kiholm (Timmie), Paige Cundick (Roger), Stephan and Dallas Ramseyer; Kris Ridgeway (Curt), 9 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; brothers Gene (Mary) and Doug (Shirley); many nephews, nieces and other extended family. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother Robert.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the LDS chapel located at 10885 So. Pampas Way, (1000 East),Sandy, UT 84094. A viewing will be held at Cannon Mortuary 2460 Bengal Blvd. (7600 So.) on Friday February 17, 2017 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service at the chapel.
Interment will be at Mountain View Memorial Estates, 3115 E. 7800 S. immediately following the service.