Preston J Muir


Preston J. Muir, age 82, passed away peacefully in Kaysville, Utah, on Sunday, Feb. 2, due to natural causes.

He was born on April 27, 1937, in Ogden, Utah, to Ira and Alice (Barton) Muir. He was raised in Randolph, Utah, where he met his wife, Donna Beth Mower. They were married April, 16, 1954. They were later sealed in the Logan Temple on July 20, 1958. She preceded him in death on Jan. 6, 1982. 

He later married Jilleen Nicholes and they lived in Evanston for the last 29 years.

He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved people, enjoyed ranching, horses and rodeos. He drove semi-trucks for more than 20 years, and he was an accomplished carpenter.

He is survived by his wife, Jill Muir; and her daughters, Debra (Rick) Ludwick, Janet Dean, Barbara Abernathy and Connie Dean. He is also survived by his son, Donald J., of St. George, Utah; daughters, Ina Mae (Greg) Smith of Layton, Utah; Dee Ann (Dennis) Weston of Randolph, Utah; Colleen (Randy) Hoffman of Randolph, Utah; and Joan (Mark) Johnson of Kaysville, Utah; and siblings Ira Muir of Jerome, Idaho; Carolyn Mattson of Logan, Utah; and Merrill Muir of Randolph, Utah.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Jerry.

Preston has 16 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Feb. 5, at the Randolph, Utah, Ward chapel. Viewing will be at 10 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m. Burial will be at the Randolph Cemetery.

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