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Wednesday. May 17, 2000 The Park Record A-7 4 Obituary - James Ivers HI James Ivers HI, the third generation gener-ation a pioneer Park City mining min-ing family, died Sunday, Mav 14, 2000, aftef a long illness. He was He was transported : week ago by air ambulance from his Tucson. Arit. winter hjme to St. Mark's Hospital in Salf Lake City where his death, occurred. He began sn the silver mining business jn 192tfat age 14. hauling silver brej by hojse team. lversas president of United Park City Mine the lajd-'oOs during its transition from mining to winter sports. Hank Rothwell. current chief executive of United Park City Mines, credits Ivers w ith anticipating anticipat-ing Park City's emergence as a prime .ki and vacation destination. destina-tion. "He was a very well-respected person in, Park City," Rothwell said. .- r ., . Last libor Day, Park City officials offi-cials unveiled a bronze statue of Ivers in a, new park on Main Street. Ivers was selected by a committee formed to choose the person who best embodied the spirit of the city. James Ivers 1 was an original participaat in the organization of the legendary Silver King Mining . Company in the 1880s. James Ivers IF was treasurer and then president of Silver King Mining Company from the late-1920s until its 1951 merger with the Judge Mining Properties to unite the Park City Mining District into United Park City Mines. James Ivers 111 was born in Salt Lakw City m Aug. 3. 1914. He attended Judge Memorial Grammar School, Bryant Junior High School and graduated from East High in 1932. He received a bachelor bach-elor of science degree in mining engineering from the Columbia University. New York, in 1937 and his master's degree in mining engineering engi-neering from Columbia University in 1938. He left his mine-engineering job at Silver King Coalition Mines in 1941 to join :he United States Army Air Corp at Chanute Field, ill., as engineer officer. His squadron was transferred to England in 1943, where he supervised super-vised the reconstruction of damaged dam-aged British Spitfire Tighter air craft for his squadron. l"he squadron successively flew aus-sions aus-sions out of England and Africa during the Desert War under General George S. Pitton and as the war progressed from bases iu Sfcily. Aiuio and Pantalleria, Italy. Major Ivers' term of service in Africa and Europe continued until after VE Day. He received many decorations including the prestigious presti-gious Legion of Merit. ; in 1945 he married Katherine Meagher of Salt Lake City. She died it) 1963. Their two children survive. James hers IV. Spokane. Wash., and Mrs. Fred (Katherine) Havas, Tucson, Ariz, From 1950 until 1955. hers was superintendent of Hanna Iron Mines in Northern Micigat. Thereafter he served in Washington. D.C.. in the office of Mineral Mobilization, Department of the Interior in an ad hoc commission w hich inventoried invento-ried and stockpiled strategic minerals. min-erals. He returned to Salt Lake and co-managed a team of chemists whose research in the profitable recovery of minerals of Great Salt Lake brines led to the Great Salt Lake magnesium project. pro-ject. In 1964 he was elected president presi-dent and general manager of United Park City Mines. He was a member of the board of directors of Walker Bank from 19t8 until 1985. He was married to Lorraine L. Felton of Salt lake Citv from 15 to 1973. He married his brother Tom's w idow. Sallv Converv hers of Salt Lake City.' in 1975. They have resided at their Park City home in White Pine Canyon since its construction con-struction in 1985. To Tom and Sallyjs children, their spouses and a multitude of friends resulting from this union. Jim has, with great affection, come to be know n simply as "Unc. In Uncs later years he was able to realize the fulfillment of a lifelong life-long quest the discovery of a lost gold vein, that had eluded both he and his fathc r for years, at a family-owned prospect in central cen-tral Idaho, known as "The Lost Packer Mine." This vein was Jim's personal Holy Grail. In the more than 30 years he spent chasing chas-ing this dream, he imparted his STOCK MARKET DRIVING YOU CRAZY! Tkiist Eees I 2 -1 5 Mote Rate 649-95 S6 7ta One ana Only !?iW Jor, ...Two Jahlote hcs of Collcdallcs. " Ift M t O III Goebel 1J' --I mm James Ivers III wisdom, his love of tradition, boundless generosity and a true passion for the endeavor to countless count-less people, w ho either worked or visited the remote mountain property. For all of Jim's "Lost Packer Pards" lucky enough to share this priceless exposure to an America long gone, we count our blessings, mourn our loss and w ish him "God speed." hers was preceded in death by his parents. James hers II and Grace Sullivan Ivers and by three brothers: Bill. Tom and Miles; and two sisters. Peggy and Eileen. He is survived by his brother, John hers. Salt Lake City; two sisters: Mrs. John W. (Grace Mary) Gallivan. Salt Lake City, and Mrs. John. (Marcie) Caffey, if Pinehurst. North Carolina; stepchildren and spouses: Thomas (Catherine). of Hopewell Junction, N.Y.; Matthew (Janet and Mrs. Andrew (Marilyn) Cier. both of Park Citv. Utah; and Patrick (Sally), of Littleton. Colo.; and by many nieces and nephews. There will be a vigil service at Neil O Donnell Mortuary, 372 East 100 South. Wednesday, May 17, at 6:30 p.m.. followed by visitation visita-tion from 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated Thursday, May 18, at 12 noon at the new St. Mary's of the Assumption Church in Snydcrville, which is built on property contnbuted by the deceased and his wife. Burial will follow in Salt Lake City at Mount Calvary Catholic Cemetery. 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