Doral was born September 30th 1921, in Burley Idaho to Alex and LaRue Jex. He lived a long and enjoyable life, and passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on January 30th 2007. \n\nDad married our cherished mother and his eternal sweetheart, Betty Louse Hendrickson, in the Salt Lake Temple on February 12th 1942. Although their time together was short, they taught us about family, love and commitment. Their marriage epitomized love. Mom passed away in 1968. \n\nMom and Dad had the four of us -- Don, Alan, JoAnn and Russ. We contributed 13 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren to the family.\n\nDad married D’on Flanagan who also preceded him in death.\n\nDad served honorably in the United States Army. He was assigned to the 11th Armored Division during WWII, and when he entered Germany he was one of the first to witness the aftermath of the Holocaust.\n\nFollowing his military career, Dad worked in the retail grocery business. He loved his work and opened his own independent grocery store. He had an excellent work ethic and taught us the value of hard work in all aspects of our lives. \n\nFollowing his retirement from the grocery industry, Dad spent the next twenty-five years breeding and showing prize quarter horses. In early years, Dad was a member of the Utah County Sheriff’s Posse, performing in rodeos, parades and many rescue operations.\n\nDad served faithfully as a member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He held many callings and possessed a strong testimony of our Lord and Savior.\n\nDad is survived by his children --Donald (Marie) Jex, Alan (Kathy) Jex, JoAnn J. Smith, and Russell (JoAnn) Jex, and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He is also survived his brothers, Russell B. (Norma) Jex and John (Kay) Jex, and his sister, Carol (Gordon) Walton.\n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, February 3rd at 11:00 AM in the LDS Chapel, 87 E. 7100 So, Midvale. Viewings will be held Friday, February 2nd from 6-8 PM at Jenkins-Soffe Mortuary, 4760 So State St. Murray, and one hour prior to the funeral service at the chapel.