John Kenneth "Jake" Jakeman passed away peacefully Sunday morning, April 27, 2014, at Olympus Ranch Retirement Center in Murray, Utah.\n\nKen saw many changes in the world around him since the day he was born June 7, 1926, in a two-room log home in Lyman, Utah. As a teenager he served his country as a Merchant Marine during World War II. After the war, Ken returned to Utah where me met and married Duella Opal Stevens Hanks and helped her raise three children of a previous marriage; Gloria Dawn Hanks Galloway, Larry Lincoln Hanks and Gregory Reed Hanks.\n\nBesides celebrating 50 years of marriage together, Ken and Duella especially enjoyed serving a mission together to Adam- ondi- Ahman, Missouri. In their assignment to beautify the land, Ken used his heavy equipment skills. (Also, all five of Duella's children served missions - the Jakeman's are known as a missionary family.)\n\nHe belonged to the Operating Engineers Union, Local #3. He was proud of the many development projects he worked on that helped the citizens of Utah, such as: freeways, dams, power plants, BYU Science building and other large buildings, etc.\n\nHe was a faithful member in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many ward organizations and was a worker in the Mt. Timpanogos temple.\n\nKen was preceded in death by his parents and siblings and his two stepsons. He is survived by his sons; Glenn Michael Jakeman, Kenneth Evan Jakeman and step daughter Gloria D Galloway and many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.\n\nFuneral services will be held Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 11:00 am in the Olpin Family Mortuary Chapel, 494 South 300 East, Pleasant Grove. Family and friends may attend a viewing one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Pleasant Grove City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.