James Wesley Duncan, age 79, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020 in Provo, Utah. Wes was born June 23, 1941 in Murray, Utah, the middle of the 3 sons born to Wilgus B and Delsa Irene Young Duncan. He grew up in Lindon, Utah and graduated from Pleasant Grove High School. After graduation he enlisted and served honorably in the US Army. He then went to work for Wayne Mills Construction Co. Wes was a very hard worker and he very much enjoyed his work building residential homes.
During this time he met the love of his life, Nona Marie Sheriff. They were married on May 13, 1960 in Orem, Utah. The marriage was solemnized on May 25, 1966 in the Manti LDS Temple. After taking a job with Boise Cascade Manufactured Homes in the late 1960s, his construction jobs made for many moves of his young family. They lived in Sandy, West Jordan, Lehi, and Texas. In 1991 they moved to Elko, Nevada and he worked for KT Busing until he retired in 2000.
After retiring, he and Nona moved to Delta, Utah. Wes enjoyed making new friends and becoming a part of the community. He was proud to serve on the Delta City Planning Commission. In his free time his passion was rock hounding. He loved to discover all the geological treasures the mountains and desert had to share.
His greatest joy was his family and friends. He will always be remembered for his heart of service, always looking to lend a hand to any neighbor in need.
Wes is survived by his wife of 60 years: Nona; son: Jim (Janene) Duncan, North Ogden; daughter: Devny (Jeff) Asay, Taylorsville; 7 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 brothers: David and Steven.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 25, at 11:00 am, at the Delta LDS Stake Center, 125 S White Sage Ave. Masks and social distancing are encouraged. A Viewing will be held prior to the funeral, 9:30-10:40 am. Interment with military honors will follow at the Oak City Cemetery. The recorded video of the funeral service is available for viewing at: https://youtu.be/XygZlWLPfBI