James “Jim” P. Carpenter, 74 of West Jordan, UT passed away on April 11, 2022 at home surrounded by his family after a short battle with cancer.\n\nJim was born on March 27, 1948 in Bemidji, MN to John and Clara Carpenter. Jim graduated from Lompoc Senior High School in 1966.\n\nJim served in the US Marine Corp. from 1969 to 1973, in the Vietnam War. He received honors for the National Defense, Vietnam Campaign, Medal with device, Combat Action Ribbon, and Markman Rifle Qualification.\n\nJim worked as Supervising Forman in construction for over 45 years. He enjoyed running all the large pieces of equipment, and took joy in watching the development of the projects turning into a work of art. He was boasted about working on jobs such as the Oregon and Manti Temple, numerous bridges, the Kearns Skate Park, and the Veterans Memorial at Camp Williams.\n\nOver the past 43 years Jim built a life and home with his wife Teddie. Together they raised their children Alex, Zabrina, Theresa, and Phillip. When his grandchildren were born (Dino and Destiny) he played a major role in raising them as well.\n\nDuring his life Jim did not only work hard to provide for his family, he took time out to play as well. Jim loved to go fishing and ride his ATV. He would be up before the sunrise, load up his fishing gear, and have his pole in the water just to make sure he had the first catch of the day. He wanted to make sure that none of us would catch more than he did before the sunset. When the sun set that day there was a tall tale that went along with the size of the fish, he had caught, even when it was not his fish. This was all to prove he could not be beat when it came to reeling them in.\n\nWhenever he had a chance to be “On the Road Again” his favorite destination was Yellowstone National Park. If given the chance he would visit every year. After Jim retired, he and Teddie made some memorable trips from the west coast to mid-west that were long overdue and well deserved.\n\nFrom spring to fall Jim would fuss in his garden, and grow some of the biggest tomatoes, zucchini, and radishes that you have ever held in your hand.\n\nIf he was not in the garden, fishing, riding his ATV, painting along with Bob Ross, watching his T.V., or cheering on his favorite team, the Minnesota Vikings, Jim was making sure his family was taken care of first and foremost.\n\nWe miss his goofy smile, sense of humor, strength, kindness, simple ways of comforting, and the love he could give to us as a husband, dad, and grandpa, uncle, brother, and brother-in-law.\n\nJim is proceeded in death by parents John and Clara Carpenter, brother Stanley Carpenter, Son Alex Jaramillo, and Daughter Dawn Carpenter.\n\nJim is Survived by wife Teddie, son Jimmy: daughter Zabrina (Tracey); daughter Heidi: daughter Theresa; son Phillip (Aspen); grandson Dino; granddaughter Abby: granddaughter Destiny (Joe); grandson Ethan: close nephew Edward; Brother Robert (Marie); sister Margaret; brother Ronald (Cieney); sister Pamela (Richard); brother Dean (Patty); and 4 additional grandchildren, 2 great children, and many numerous additional in-laws and friends\n \n Services will be held on Thursday, April 21, 2022 from 1:00 PM-2:00PM at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley Chapel located at 1007 West South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, UT. A graveside dedication will follow at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery located at 17111 S Redwood Rd, Bluffdale UT.