James “Jim” B. Pehrson, 72, of Kanab, UT, passed away May 28, 2019. Jim was born October 16, 1946 in Moab, UT to Junius Evan Pehrson and Marguerite Anderson Pehrson. Jim grew up in Monticello UT, where, after serving in the US Army, he became a Utah Highway Patrolman for several years. In 1981 Jim moved his family to Kanab, UT and worked for Energy Fuels. Later in life Jim worked as a truck driver for multiple trucking companies around the Kanab area.
Jim loved the Kanab red dirt and never wanted to leave. Jim enjoyed the outdoors and spent a lot of time at Lake Powell, and has since found a love for camping and riding his ATV in the hills around Kanab. He also cherished his time spent with his kids, grandkids, and hunting with his brothers.
Jim was known for being quiet, kind, and caring. He was always a gentleman. For that reason, he was loved by all that knew him, and he will be greatly missed.
Jim is survived by his children Jim (Mindy) Pehrson of Riverton, UT; Kim (Seth) Payne of Herriman, UT; and Kelly (Matthew) Steeper of Los Angeles, CA; siblings Helen (Paul) Summers; Douglas Pehrson; Fred Pehrson; and Michael (Jean) Pehrson; Grandchildren: James, Kambrie, Ean, Alex, and Dax
He was proceeded in death by his parents, partner Candace Sweet, and sister Anita Haddaway.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 1 at 2:00 pm at the residence of 87 E 100 N in Kanab UT.