After a courageous struggle, James Lee Easton passed away at the Huntsman Cancer Institute on November, 22, 2015 in Salt Lake City, Utah.\n\nHe was born in San Fernando, California on November 8, 1938 to Ina Jackson and Alexander Easton. Later his beloved sister, Katherine Easton Thueson joined the family.\n\nJim loved music, especially classical music. One of the most thrilling experiences of his teenage years was to sing in a 1,200 voice choir at the Hollywood Bowl.\n\nHe attended Los Angeles Valley Jr. College and from there went on to receive a degree in civil engineering from Brigham Young University in 1962.\n\nIn 1960, he married Jacquline Nelson. They are the parents of six children: Laurie Lancaster, Lisa Warnick, Linda Easton-Waller, Leslie Easton, Robert Easton and Steve Easton.\n\nJim enjoyed a long career in administrative positions at the Los Angeles County Flood Control District. In this capacity he was on the front lines of many disasters and was often interviewed by local TV reporters during these events.\n\nIn 1987, Jim and Jackie moved to Sacramento, California where Jim took the position as Deputy Director of the Water Resources Control Board. Later he began his own water rights consulting business.\n\nSadly, after 29 years of marriage, Jackie died in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake in Oakland, California. In 1990 Jim married Susan Markee. They were married for 25 years at the time of his passing.\n\nJim was a sports enthusiast especially enjoying baseball, basketball and football. He was an avid exerciser all his adult life. He enjoyed traveling, especially to the west and east coasts... or anywhere there was water. He has a great appreciation for the out-of-doors. One of his favorite things to do was looking at Mt. Timpanogos from his office window.\n\nJim loved life and a joyous part of his life was spending time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.\n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, November 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. in the Lindon 17th Ward Chapel. Family and friends may attend a visitation from 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Memorial Park, Whittier, California.\n\nCondolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.