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Jack Maughan

April 2, 1935 — June 15, 2024

Jack Burton Maughan passed away June 15, 2024. He was born in Idaho Falls on April 2, 1935, and grew up in Ririe, Idaho. He served for 4 years in the US Air Force and married Caroline Harrah in 1956. They raised 4 children, Lea Markuson, Salt Lake City; Tina Katz, Cedar Hills, Tara Nystrom, Lewistown, Montana; Joe Maughan, Salt Lake City. Jack is survived by Caroline, his children and their spouses, with 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Jack loved the outdoors and instilled that same love for camping, fishing and rockhounding in his posterity. He was an avid golfer and loved to watch golf and football in his later years. He worked for 26 years at Eimco Mining Machinery as a technical illustrator and writer. He opened and ran "The Vug" rock shop in downtown SLC for 16 years. In total, Jack resided in SLC for 47 years and later divided his time between Quartzsite, AZ and Syringa, ID. He was extremely loved and will be fondly remembered and greatly missed.

Tonight in my room, when I couldn't sleep

I left my warm bed and out I did creep.

The soft breeze was cool, the stars twinkled bright,

I stood on your doorstep at twelve in the night.

I stood there in silence and let the clock spin,

I just longed to stand there,

To be where you'd been.

I stayed there for hours, sweet thoughts filled my head, 

Then I walked from your doorstep and went back to bed. 

My mind is at peace, the stars are now dim,

I just longed to stand there to be where you'd been. - LM.

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