Jack O’Driscoll, of Morgan, Utah passed away in his home on May 6, 2023. Jack was born Gale John O’Driscoll on September 19, 1935 in Salt Lake City and was the only child of Gale and Ida Moss O’Driscoll. He grew up in Morgan, spending his time living and working at Como Springs Resort. Jack attended both Weber State and University of Utah, then at 21, he married his wife Kay in the Salt Lake Temple and moved to California. His three sons: Stan, Dean and Jeff were all born there. Then his career took him to New Jersey where his daughter, Michelle was born.
In 1968, the family of six moved back home to Morgan. Here Jack designed, drafted, and built the family home on the spot where he felt the view of the mountains was the most spectacular.
Jack spent his life hiking, camping, and hunting in those mountains surrounding his home. His initials can be found on trees and rocks up and down the valley. He also had a great love of memorizing poetry and hymns to keep his mind sharp, and he kept a meticulous journal recording all of his adventures and family events.
His career was in accounting, but included working for several different companies across industries. He served in the Air National Guard and shared stories of flights to Alaska, Mexico and one fateful trip under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Jack was dedicated to his lifelong faith. He served as a missionary, high councilor, bishop and temple worker in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and in many other capacities in his community.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and his firstborn son, Stanton K O’Driscoll. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Kay Lucille Rich O’Driscoll, and his sons: Gale Dean and Jeffrey Scott O’Driscoll; and his daughter, Michelle Gleason.
A viewing will be held from 5-7 pm on Friday, May 12 and from 11 to 11:45 am on Saturday, May 13, at the Milton Church, 1255 N. Morgan Valley Drive, with a funeral at noon at the same location. Jack will be interred next to his son in the Milton Pioneer Cemetery. A graveside prayer will be offered for family only.