If ever there was a life worth celebrating, it would be Jon Huntsman’s. Many people, around the world know him as a successful, rags-to-riches businessman. Others know him as a best-selling author on subjects like negotiation and how to be your very best self. There are nations who admire and reverence him for his personal contributions to their natural-disaster ravaged country. Cancer survivors and patients from around the globe are grateful to Mr. Huntsman for inspired and patient-centered care that he made available through his own personal vision. He was a dedicated civil servant, serving under multiple United States Presidents. Mr. Huntsman was all that and much more. He was a man of faith. He was a man of integrity. He was a man of vision.

To the Huntsman World Senior Games, the event that bears his name, he was a friend.

Jon Huntsman passed away on Friday, February 2. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 10 at 11:00 a.m. at the Huntsman Center, 1825 South Campus Drive, at the University of Utah. The public is invited to attend. A public viewing will be held Friday, Feb. 9, at the Monument Park LDS Stake Center, 1320 S. Wasatch Drive, Salt Lake City.

Mr. Huntsman was one of the kindest, most generous men there is. His legacy is incredible. His example of selfless service and philanthropy is unparalleled. Our thoughts and prayers are with his dear wife and family. He will be missed, but his life is definitely one worth celebrating.

Those wishing to honor his legacy are encouraged to make a generous donation to the Huntsman Cancer Institute of the University of Utah. Donations can be made at the following link:


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