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James Patton McCormick – Larkin Mortuary Obituary

James Patton McCormick – Larkin Mortuary Obituary

James Patton McCormick – Larkin Mortuary Obituary

James Patton McCormick passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2024, in his office at the head of Hydro Engineering, Inc., in Salt Lake City, Utah. His loss was sudden, but he was surrounded by his Hydro family, in a place he cherished, where his creativity flowed.

He was a beloved husband, father and brother. He poured his heart and mind into the business he and his brother built together. He cares deeply about his employees and their loved ones. The impact of his presence resonates deeply in the countless people whose lives he touched.

Jim was born on February 10, 1951, in Chicago, Illinois. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alan Gordon McCormick and Marcia Francis McCormick (Bruckler). He is survived by his wife, Karen McCormick (Johnson); daughter, Meghan McCormick; brother, Alan McCormick and his wife Erika (Vekter); nephew Sean McCormick and his wife Kelli and their children Charly and Wells.

Jim loved golf and played every week in the summer with his brother and friends at Hydro Engineering. He looked forward to his golf every week. When his father-in-law, Ralph Johnson, was alive, Jim would play early mornings at Meadow Brook GC with Ralph and Karen. He enjoyed fast cars, 4 wheelers, romantic comedies, cold beer and spending time with the people he loved the most.

Jim’s idea of ​​fishing was watching his family fish while sitting in the shade with a book and a beer. Jim enjoyed traveling and those were his favorite vacations, his favorite places being Yellowstone in the fall, Montana and Wyoming anytime, and southeastern Utah in the spring and fall. In its younger years, it was a campground, but in later years it was appreciated as a motel.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held on Friday, June 21st from 6-8pm at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 East Dimple Dell Road (10600 South), Sandy, UT, 84092. We look forward to hearing memories and stories of Jim as he wanted a celebration rather than a funeral. As per his wishes, Jim will be cremated and his ashes will be spread on a final journey with his beloved family and dogs.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, please make contributions to your favorite charity in Jim’s honor.