Junius Stewart Romney

April 30, 1932December 29, 2012
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Junius (Jim) Stewart Romney 1932 – 2012 Junius (Jim) Stewart Romney passed away from natural causes on Saturday, December 29, 2012. He was born on April 30, 1932 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Junius Stowell and Ruth Stewart Romney. He attended East High School and earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Architecture from the University of Utah. He also served in the Air Force at Edwards Air Force Base in California. He married Carole Bowden on April 12, 1955 in the LDS Salt Lake Temple. They raised their family in Holladay, Utah, and lived for 50 years in a home that Jim designed and they both completed. For 25 years, Jim worked in several architecture offices, including Campus Planning at the University of Utah. He was then self-employed for an additional 25 years. He was always faithful in the LDS Church in many callings, including Stake Clerk, Bishopric, Ward Clerk, teaching, scouting, and temple attendance. He had an unwavering testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He was always in close contact with his family. He enjoyed horseback riding, hiking, and other activities at the family ranch in Woodland, Utah. He also enjoyed reading, skiing, tennis, and gardening. Carole preceded him in death on July 17, 2006. Jim and Carole were blessed with six children: Cathie Carlson, Stephen Romney (Kari), Daniel Romney (Diane), Laurel Maurer (Mike), Karen Romney, and Elizabeth Pierce (Jeff); 23 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. He had a close relationship with his three brothers: Joseph Barnard Romney (Florence), Bruce Stewart Romney (Carol Jean), and David Stewart Romney (Patricia).


  • Visitation Saturday, January 5, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2013

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January 21, 2013

Jim was one of my favorite people. I spend a lot of time in the Romney home and at the ranch and he always treated me with great kindness. May each family member be comforted and know you will see this great man again. Rick Glauser

Jody Prescott

January 6, 2013

Cathie, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. I pray that you may have peace at this difficult time. Love Jody Anderson Prescott

Rebecca Chamberlain

January 4, 2013

What a great family he started and legacy he leaves! I have great memories with Jim, Carole and all of the kids at the ranch! It is wonderful to see it continuing on! Much love!

January 4, 2013

Jim and Carole Romney were dear friends,of the same college fraternity (Pi Kappa Alpha) and sorority(Delta Delta Delta) as Janet and I, and were married one day after we were. Fond memories of a happy friendship. Jim is solid gold, one who was always deeply admired. He has left me now, the last of the four of us. Ray Gardiner.

Shelly Pierce

January 4, 2013

Liz, Jeff, and Family,

Very sorry to hear of Mr. Romney's death. You will all be in my heart, prayers and thoughts. His most important legacy is his family, especially you all.


Dana and Michele Walton

January 3, 2013

Jim is a wonderful example to us of unwavering faith and endurance. I will miss seeing him take his noon-day walks around the neighborhood, the beautiful flowers in the Romney backyard, and his quiet and gentle goodness.

January 3, 2013

Sorry to hear of the passing of your father. He was a great guy and we had lots of memories of the ranch. We miss you, Karen, in Kamas and hope you are happy in your new inviroment. May God be with you at this time.
LaReta Van Tassell

Sherm Smoot

January 3, 2013

Jim was one of those guy that stood out. He was easy to love and was truly a guy you could count on. I will miss him. I wish the family the best - You have great legacy.

January 3, 2013

We were sorry to hear about Jim's passing. We have special memories of him and of the good times that we have shared. I spent time at the ranch growing up with all of the families there, and admired and loved the Romney family. May peace and comfort be with you at this time of sadness; and remember the good things and memories with your father. Love, Bonita & Theil Atkinson, Woodland, Utah.

Ruthie Romney Powell

January 3, 2013

Jim set a great example of love, gentility, faith and kindness for all of us who came after him. He is much loved and now, greatly missed.