Jack Eugene Hamon passed away on May 16, 2016 at his home in Castleford, Idaho. He was born October 3, 1922, in Cheyenne, Oklahoma Territory to James Alonzo and Beatrice Virginia Jefcoat Hamon. He spent most of his childhood around Port de Luna, New Mexico, on his dad's ranch. He then started work on other ranches throughout the West. When World War II broke out he served in the Army. He worked road construction throughout the country and built high rise buildings in Utah. He was a jack of all trades. He worked on equipment, built fences, welded, and made his own machine to put reflector posts in along the highway.
He raised his family in Lehi, Utah and on road construction sites. He was a member of the Lehi Men's Riding Club for many years, where he enjoyed team roping, ribbon pulling and wild cow milking and doing relay races. He wild cow milked until he was 75 years old. He also did wild cow milking at the rodeos in the area including Strawberry Days and Days of 47 rodeo for many years. He raised his own roping stock.
He is survived by his wife Frances and his son, Jay (Holly) Hamon of Wetumpka, Alabama, daughter, Lorelei Hamon of Montpelier, Idaho, son, Billy Hamon of Oakland, California, daughter, Jolene Maguire of Castleford, Idaho and granddaughter, Rainy Maguire of Castleford, Idaho. Also with son, Terry Hamon of Idaho, daughter, Beatrice Hamon, son, Jim (Clora) Hamon of Fort Sumner, New Mexico, daughter, Christine (Terry) Kranz of Buckeye, Arizona, daughter Pasty Hamon, daughter, Rosie Hamon, son, Romey Hamon of Arizona, son, Eddy Hamon of Arizona and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, mother and son, James Hamon.