From the St. George Spectrum:
St. George - Surrounded by his loving family, James Mark Sevy passed away of natural causes due to age at the Dixie Regional Medical Center December 24, 2011. He was born January 12, 1927 in Panguitch, Utah to Blaine Erastus and Mary Fenella Sevy. He spent many summers as a youth watching over the family sheep herd and was very active in sports, excelling in basketball. He was drafted into the Army at the age of 18 and participated in the occupation of Japan. After his service, he attended Dixie College where he met his eternal companion, Joyce Milne Sevy. They were married in 1947 in Las Vegas, Nevada and later sealed in the St. George LDS Temple.
He worked for Anderson Jewelry, Arthur Stewart Sterling Silver Company and spent a career with Zales Jewelry as manager and supervisor. After retiring to St. George, he started another business with his brother in law, Wes Milne, M&S Turquoise, which blossomed into a successful family business.
As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was a High Priest and served in the group leadership, many years as Superintendant of the Sunday School and a member of the bishopric. He was a member of the Cheyenne, Wyoming and Bloomington Lions Clubs and a member of the Bloomington Country Club. He also was a member of the Cheyenne and Las Vegas Chamber of Commerces. He was well respected as an outstanding businessman and had many loyal customers over his careers in Wyoming, Nevada and Utah. Mark and Joyce loved to dance and became square dancers and enjoyed dancing with the Country Carousels. He was an avid fan of the Utah Jazz and Dixie College sports where he still was a member of the Colonels Club after 39 years.
He and his wife loved their family and enjoyed spending time with their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They were great supporters of all of their posterity's endeavors whether it was musical, dramatic, athletic or academic. Mark and Joyce have especially enjoyed traveling and have taken many wonderful trips throughout the world. He loved riding his thoroughbreds through the hills surrounding Snow Canyon. He owned many beautiful successful race horses which was a fun hobby for him and his wife.
He was survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce Milne Sevy; daughter, Linda (Kent) Tonioli; sons: James Mark (Jill) Sevy, Kent (Carol) Sevy and Bret (Coleen) Sevy; one sister, Nina Beth Harding; 20 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and 7 siblings.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bloomington LDS 7th Ward Chapel, 3381 South Mulberry Drive, St. George, Utah. Visitations will be held Wednesday evening, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Metcalf Mortuary, 288 West St. George Blvd. and on Thursday, prior to services, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the Chapel. Interment will follow services at Tonaquint Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, (435) 673-4221. Please visit our website at www.metcalfmortuary.com for condolences, complete obituary and funeral listings.