TO VIEW FUNERAL SERVICE LIVE CLICK LINK BELOW\r\nView Funeral Webcast\r\n\r\nJay Bernard Winger passed away on the morning of June 20, 2020 in South Jordan, Utah.\r\n \r\nJay was born January 11, 1930 at home on the family ranch in Winder, Idaho to Willard Ora and Leona Purser Winger. He was the fourth of seven children. He married Marilyn Oliverson Nov. 28, 1949. The marriage was sealed in the Logan Temple April 27, 1951. They had three children: Laurel Marissa, who died shortly after birth, Janet, and Jay Bryan. His greatest joy came from loving and caring for his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.\r\n\r\nJay learned to work hard on the family ranch. After graduation from Preston High School, he attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah. He and Marilyn moved to Murray, Utah where they resided for approximately 70 years. Jay managed Wheeler Farm upon moving to Utah. He worked for Milne Truck Lines, Pacific Intermountain Express, and Sperry UNIVAC as their transportation manager. He ran his own consulting business for many years. Upon retiring from Sperry, he and Marilyn purchased a home in Mesa, Arizona and, with a big smile, became "snowbirds" for over 30 years. They had many dear friends in Idaho, Utah and Arizona.\r\n\r\nJay won gold and silver medals in tennis at the Huntsman World Senior Games in St. George, Utah. His love of horses and his ability to train them started very early in his childhood and continued through much of his life. He was in every sense "a horse whisperer". In his youth he became a long-distance runner. His father trusted him to "take the cows to pasture" in the morning and bring them back in the evening. He ran six to eight miles each day. When he was asked to be on the Preston High School track team, he won his first race over more experienced and older runners and just kept on winning.\r\n \r\nAside from his horses, he most treasured spending time with his four grandkids and his great-grandkids. He was a constant in the lives of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Spoiled ‘em rotten! He was the ultimate Santa Claus and so generous. Jay had a natural, good natured wit and never met a stranger. \r\n\r\n He always knew that as we are true and faithful to the L0rd Jesus Christ, we will be together forever. Jay served and blessed numerous people during his 90 years of life. He held many positions and was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ 0f Latter-day Saints. Jay was called upon numerous times to give Priesthood blessings. He had a true gift of healing.\r\n\r\nIt’s a pretty safe bet, if Jay had any final words for us, they’d be those he often ended conversations with:\r\n “See ya back at the ranch.”\r\n\r\nJay was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; by his parents; his daughter, Laurel Marissa; br0thers, Wendell, Rulon, Lyman, Homer; and his sister, Gretta. He is survived by his sister, Leona Winger; his daughter ,Janet (Wayne) Williams; son, Jay Bryan Winger; 4 grandchildren: Cherish (Steven) Hayes, Brea (Spencer) Evans, Sean (Shoni) Hansen, and Kris (Megan) Hansen; and 16 great-grandchildren.\r\n\r\nA special thank you to Carrington Court, Applegate Hospice, and the Little Cottonwood 6th Ward for all the loving care they gave to Jay Winger. \r\n\r\nA viewing will be held on Thursday evening, June 25, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home at 4760 State Street, Murray, Utah 84107. Funeral services will be held, by invitation only due to COVID-19, at Jenkins-Soffe Funeral Home on Friday, June 26 at 1:00 pm. The services will be broadcast live at 1:00 pm and will be available online at: https://www.jenkins-soffe.com Interment will immediately follow at the Murray City Cemetery.