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Jean J. Horrocks

10/20/1934 - 12/27/2019
Service Date: 01/11/2020
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Visitation Date: 01/11/2020
Visitation Time: 10:00 a.m.
Visitation Location: Bunker's Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa, AZ 85201
Interment: City of Mesa

Jean J Horrocks, 85, passed away peacefully at home on December 27, 2019 surrounded by her loving family.

Jean was born in Wigan, Lancashire England to George G Jamieson and May Bennett Jamieson on October 20th, 1934 and raised in Preston, England. Jean resided with her family in Preston until they emigrated to America in 1951.Shortly after arriving in America, her family settled in Salt Lake City, UT.

Jean was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She fulfilled many church callings throughout her life. Some of her favorites included working in the Young Woman’s program, serving an 18-month mission with her husband in Wales, and serving 10 plus years working in the Mesa Temple.

Jean was a devoted wife and always the perfect hostess. She was a wonderful cook, an immaculate homemaker and loved working in her yard and garden. Jean had a beautiful singing voice and a passion for dancing. Her passion for dancing started at a very young age. Performing for family on her parent’s large wooden entry table, sometimes for hours. Her passion stayed with her well into her later years and was shared with her beloved husband. People used to stop and watch them dance together as they seemingly floated across the dance floor. Jean was an elegant and beautiful woman, with a kind and caring heart.

Jean is proceeded in death by her husband, Don R Horrocks; parents, George G. and May Bennett Jamieson; brother, James D. Jamieson; sister, Laura Nichols; and grandchildren, Julie, Cassie and Darin.

Jean is survived by her children, Paul (Amy), Jan (Paul), Jim (Jana), Laura (Randy), Kristin (Larry), Kay (Ed); stepchildren, Brent (Kathy), Craig (Shannon), Lynn (Joella), Wade (Debbie), Darryl (Teri),Scott (Sally), Kevin (Lori), Sheila (Don), 64 Grandchildren; 113 Great-grandchildren; and 10 Great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on January 11th, 2020 at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N Centennial Way Mesa AZ 85201 with visitation beginning one hour prior to the services at 10:00 am. There will be a graveside dedication at the conclusion of the service to be held at Mesa Cemetery, 1212 N Center St. Mesa, AZ 85201. In Lieu of Flowers, the family would request a donation to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org).


  • My sincere condolences at the passing of your mother. Love to you all. Uncle Jim

  • I am so sorry to here about Grandma Jean. We sure loved her and grandpa. I am lucky to be able to see them both before grandpa passed away. He had so show my husband he still had it by doing push ups and grandma had to make sure I had some turtle ice cream. We miss them! But happy to know she is with her sweat heart. ❤️I know they are both dancing with each other.

  • A beautiful tribute. Sending my love to all of the family with sincere sympathy and prayers. All my love, Marilyn

  • Dear Jan, we were so sorry to hear of your loss. We are so glad we got to know her through our family celebrations. Our sincere condolences.

  • Lynn and JoElla Horrocks

    Beautiful woman, beautiful obituary. Our sympathies are with you.

  • We extend sincere condolences at Jean’s passing; and hope the family and extended families will find peace and solace in her memory.

  • Thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Your Mom was such a beautiful and friendly person. We are glad that we were able to meet and visit with her at family gatherings. Our moms would talk and talk when they were together. They likely are catching up now! Sending a big caring hug!

  • Rob and Tammy Riley

    So sorry for the loss of your Mother & grandmother! She was so lucky to have you all with her in her final hours. Alzheimer’s is such a ugly disease and especially hard for those that take care of them. Our heart breaks for the sadness you & your families are feeling today & in the upcoming years to come and also we hope a sense of peace & reassurance as she passes onto her loved ones in heaven to be whole again. We love you all! Xoxo

  • Linda (Goates) McKinney

    What a beautiful tribute to such a beautiful lady! I love you all and pray you will have peace knowing she is free from Alzheimer’s and can dance and sing once again!

  • Our memories are sweet as we ponder the times spend with Dad and Jean. Her passing will be undoubtedly met with joy as she joins family and loved ones, free from those binding cares of mortality. Our condolences and love to her children.

  • Brent R Horrocks

    Joyful are our memories as we ponder our times with Dad and Jean. Undoubtedly she will be missed, but we are certain of the jubilation as she reunites with family and loved ones. Our condolences and love to her children.

  • We have fond memories of our times with Dad and Jean. We have missed them both. We are certain of the joyful reunion as Jean now returns to be with loved ones and family. Our condolences and love to her children.

  • Melissa Swanson

    To such a beautiful Gracious person go and fly with the angels as you are in his eternal light and Glory!

  • David L. Keeling

    Brother and Sister Horrocks were sweet people. I enjoyed being there home teacher for several years in the Fremont Hill ward.

  • My most sincere condolences to your family, she was truly a remarkable person.

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