Richard Don Jardine, 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family in American Fork, Utah on October 1, 2017 from causes incident to age. Don was born on June 20, 1934 in Gooding, ID to Richard Woodrow Jardine and Lorentze Jensen Jardine.\n\nThe son of a railroad engineer, Don moved "up and down the track" and grew up surrounded by family with lots of musical talent. He graduated from South High School in Salt Lake City, UT lettering in football. He played football at BYU where he received his degree in Sociology. He served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Norway. Upon his return, he enlisted in the U.S. Army. He was released from Basic Training in Fort Sill, OK on March 20. Two days later, he married Mona Irene Christensen for time and for all eternity on March 22, 1958 in the LDS Los Angeles Temple.\n\nFollowing his full-time service of 27 years with the Utah National Guard where he achieved the rank of Major, Don's career choices included finance, insurance and his favorite, an independent truck driver. He loved his time on the road.\n\nHe was a life-long, faithful, and active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Some of his callings included: bishop, finance clerk, primary teacher, and Boy Scout leader. He and Mona served a mission at and were later directors of the St. George Family History Center, a calling they loved deeply.\n\nDon cared about people, not things. He was a man of integrity and unconditional love. He selflessly helped others and always put others ahead of himself. This was especially true of his sweetheart, Mona. He and Mona were most proud of their six children, 15 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren with one coming soon. He is a great example of patriotism, service and leadership.\n\nDon is survived by his sweetheart of 59 years, Mona; his siblings: Bettie June Morris, Lorentze Dee Ann Cook, Shirley Elise (Dale) Briggs, and Tamera Lee (Rob) Jardine-Baker; his children: Donna (Christopher "Kit") Law of Cedar City, UT; Laura (Todd) Groskreutz of Draper, UT; Jeanette (Greg) Light of Meridian, ID; Richard L. (Paula) Jardine of Highland, UT; Robert M. Jardine of Woods Cross, UT; and Suzette (Preston) Pearson of Riverton, UT. Don was preceded in death by his parents, his infant sister Phyllis Jean, and his brothers, Robert "Bob" Lundlie Jardine and Leslie Woodrow Jardine.\n\nFamily and friends will be received at a viewing on Thursday, October 5, 2017 from 6-8 p.m. at the LDS meetinghouse located at 10962 N. 6400 W. in Highland, Utah under the direction of Olpin Family Mortuary, Pleasant Grove. Funeral services, under the direction of Metcalf Mortuary, will be held Friday, October 6, 2017 at 2 p.m. in the LDS meetinghouse located at 259 N. Mall Dr. in St. George, Utah. A viewing will be held from noon -1:30 p.m. prior to the funeral services. Interment will be in the St. George Cemetery.\n\nCondolences may be sent to the family at www.olpinmortuary.com.