Dec. 16, 1934-Dec. 27, 2023

Jack Lewis Cash, 89, passed away on Dec. 27, 2023. He was born on Dec. 16, 1934, in San Francisco, California, to Daniel El Dean Cash and Juanita Landon Cash. He married Gernelda Gayle MacGregor on Sept.10, 1960, in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Later, on Dec. 31, 1966, he married Shirley Ann Spier in Las Vegas, Nevada. That union was later solemnized in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Jack spent his childhood in Long Beach, California. When he was 12, the family moved to Richmond, Utah, to live on a farm. They spent four wonderful years in Utah, then moved back to Long Beach when he was 16 years old. In 1952, he graduated from Jordan High School, in Long Beach, California. In 1954 he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Japan. In 1956, he became a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served honorably in the Gulf States Mission.

After his time in the military and mission field, Jack enrolled in the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic. He graduated in 1962 and began practicing soon after that. He had thriving practices in Long Beach, Atascadero, and Paso Robles, California. He was a dedicated chiropractor and loved working with his patients. He practiced for more than 30 years. He was active in the local chapter of the California Chiropractic Association, the Kawanis Club, and served as a trustee for the Paso Robles Joint Union School District. In that capacity, he was able to present several of his children with their junior high school and senior high school diplomas.

Jack remained steadfast in his faith and served in many positions in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in multiple bishoprics, on multiple high councils, priesthood quorum presidencies, served a mission as a young man, and then again with his beloved wife Shirley in the Provo Utah South mission. His favorite calling, however, was probably as a teacher. He taught seminary for five years in Long Beach when he was newly married. He also taught the Gospel Doctrine class in Sunday School for many years.

After retirement, he and his wife Shirley first moved to Sandy, Utah, then in 1997 to their beloved Manti, Utah, where they bought and restored a beautiful brick Victorian home that was built in 1903. They spent countless hours working on that home. Jack also loved to garden, paint, sing and dance with his wife. He also loved to cook and was renowned for his homemade French bread and his Dutch oven cooking skills.

He is survived by Shirley, his wife of 57 years, St. George, Utah; his children Russell (Rhonda), Fenton, Iowa; Daniel, Springville, Utah; Regina, St. George, Utah; and Jacelyn (KJ), Ivins, Utah; his grandchildren Ashley, Kendra, Alexander, and Mercedes; his great-grandchildren Ridge and Addison; his sister Marlene, his sister-in-law Carol and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his wife Gayle (1966), daughter Rebecca (2000), father Dean (2004), mother Juanita (2008) and brother Joe (2021).

Funeral services will be Friday, Jan. 12,  at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1483 Angel Arch Drive, Saint George. A viewing will be held immediately prior, at 11:30 a.m.. Interment will take place in the Ivins City Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, 1037 East 700 South, St. George, Utah, (435) 674-5000.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Intermountain Homecare and Hospice-St. George, 555 South Bluff St., #100, St. George, Utah, 84770.