Obituary for \r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t\t\t Richard Jay Wall\n\n\r\n\t\t\t\tRichard Jay Wall, of Mapleton Utah peacefully returned to his Father in Heaven and into the arms of his eternal companion on September 27th, 2018 after a valiant fight with pancreatic cancer.\n\nRichard was born December 10th, 1936 to Ruth and Wendell Wall in Los Angeles, California. As a child he loved to take things apart to see how they worked. His Mom would often find him disassembling and reassembling radios, toasters and other electronic devices as he began to developed his diagnostic and repair skills that he used so often throughout his life.\n\nAfter graduating from Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles, Richard attended Fullerton Junior College where he earned his associate’s degree in technology. While attending school, in Fullerton, he worked at the Disneyland Resort, on the Jungle Cruise. Often Walt Disney himself, would come through the back door, located at the Jungle Cruise and talk with Richard and others as they prepared to go to work. \n\nLater, while attending Brigham Young University, Richard met Luzon Ross. Their romance was interrupted when Richard was drafted into the US Army. Richard was stationed in Garmisch, Germany as a member of the Army’s protective Ski Patrol within the Swiss Alps. Upon his returned he proposed to Luzon and they were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles, LDS Temple on September 8th, 1962. He completed his education at Brigham Young University with a Bachelor’s degree in business with four minors in data processing, economics, tech electronics and statistics. \n\nAfter graduation, Richard and Luzon moved to California where he worked for Hewlett Packard in Sunnyvale California. Several years later, he moved his family to Utah when he had obtained a job working for BYU and later for Signetics, both in their Computer Technology Division.\n\nHe and his wife fell in love with Mapleton and bought an old barn shaped home that Richard added onto to create a large, comfortable home including a pre-school where Luzon taught for over 35 years. His sons learned many life skills working by his side as he built their home. Richard was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and held many callings during his life in which he faithfully served. He enjoyed camping and boating trips with his family, building model planes, collecting HO scale trains, and traveling with Luzon. \n\nRichard and Luzon have three sons, Brian (Joanna) Wall, Kyle (Mary) Wall and Eric (Jennifer) Wall. He is adored by his 16 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Richard was preceded in death by his parents and his wife and is survived by his siblings Betty (Art) Jarman, Annette (Lanning) Andrews and Dennis (Farah) Wall.\n\nFuneral will be held Friday, October 5th 2018 at the South Main Street LDS Chapel (1316 S Main St, Mapleton, UT) in Mapleton at 12:00 p.m. with a viewing from 10:00 -11:30 a.m. that morning.\n\nThe family wishes to express a special thanks all of the Doctors, Nurses and Hospice care workers who watched over Richard during his battle, especially Dr Von Welch & Margaret Talker, for their countless hours of additional house calls, availability & compassionate care.