Obituary: Fay Hicken Jarvis Nov. 1, 1917–April 9, 2016

FAY HICKEN JARVIS Nov. 1, 1917–April 9, 2016

Fay Hicken Jarvis was born November 1, 1917 in Provo Utah to Elijah M. Hicken and Erma I. Jensen. Her family resided in Salt Lake City, Utah; Hinckley, Utah; Cowley, Wyo.; and Richmond, Utah where her father served as a seminary instructor and principal, and she later taught elementary school students.

Fay attended LDS Business College then BYU earning a degree in Elementary Education. At BYU, she met George Jarvis and married in the Logan LDS temple in August 1940, a year after her graduation. After his graduation, George and Fay moved to Madison Wisconsin where George earned a PhD in Physics from the University of Wisconsin. 

After World War II, George, Fay and their two boys (Stan and Bob) moved to Los Alamos, NM where George worked as a research scientist. Fay was a primary teacher, primary president and served on the stake primary board as well as serving in other callings and responsibilities in the ward and stake. She was always ready to share the gospel message with her friends and neighbors, some of whom are forever grateful for her testimony that has blessed their lives.

After George retired, they moved to Logan, Utah where Fay could care for her aging parents and be closer to her family. After her parents passed away, they moved to Provo, Utah. 

Fay is survived by her five sons, Stan, Bob, Dale, Jim, and Dave, two daughters-in-law, 11 grandchildren, and 16 great grandchildren, as well as two brothers, Dean Hicken and Leon Hicken. She was preceded in death by her husband George in 2009 and her daughter Eileen who died at childbirth. A memorial service will be held at Saturday April 23 at 11:00 a.m. at 4300 N. Canyon Road in Provo UT. A visitation will be that morning from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Condolences may be offered to the family online at