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Jeffery Dale Murdock

July 29, 1963 — February 12, 2023

South Jordan, Utah -

After fighting for a long time, Jeff lost the battle with his health on February 12th, 2023.

Jeff was born on July 29th, 1963 in Price, UT to Dennis Glen and Janet Sue Murdock. He graduated from Timberline High School in Lacey, WA before going to Ricks College in Rexburg, ID. He took a 2-year break from school to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Thailand. He then transferred to Brigham Young University in Provo, UT where he met the love of his life.

On February 20th, 1988 Jeff married Dawna Michelle Briggs. They proceeded to have 5 children and lived a beautiful life together. Jeff’s family was the most important thing to him. He loved to brag about his children to all that would listen and made it a priority to spend time with his family.

Jeff began his career working with troubled youth in 1987 when he took a job as a live-in counselor at West Ridge Academy. At the time he was still attending school at BYU studying psychology and education. Once he graduated, he decided to continue working with the youth, instead of teaching, and began pursuing his Master’s degree in Marriage, Family, and Child Counseling from Phillip’s Graduate Institute. Along the way, Jeff worked as a home parent, school teacher, school administrator, and clinical intern before becoming a clinical therapist. After Jeff became a full-time licensed therapist, he has also served as an assistant clinical director, campus administrator, and training director. He also loved announcing the boys’ basketball games.

Jeff was a man of many talents. He loved music. He loved to write songs, play the piano, and jam out with his son and brothers. He enjoyed acting in plays. He loved sports and was pretty much always watching, talking about, or playing them.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Dawna Michelle Murdock, his children, Tyler (Whitney) Murdock, Crystal (Trent) Ingersoll, Jacquelyn (Riley) Heywood, Kyle Murdock, Landyn Murdock, his 6 grandchildren, his parents, and his siblings, Steve (Laraine) Murdock, Chad (Janet) Murdock, Randy (Paula) Murdock, Launa (Travis) Simmons and Julie (Kelby) Stout. He is preceded in death by his brothers Christopher Todd Murdock and Daniel Keele Murdock.

A funeral service will be held in his honor on Friday, February 24th, 2023 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 4113 W 6200 S, West Jordan, UT 84084 with visitation starting at 9:00 a.m., followed by services at 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place at the West Jordan City Cemetery immediately following. An additional viewing will be held on Thursday, February 23rd, 2023 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the same church building.

Services are entrusted to the care of Affordable Funerals and Cremations, condolences may be left at www.afcfuneralhome.com
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