Jeffrey Lawson Eskelsen passed away in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 20, 2015 after a courageous fight with liver disease. He was born on April 27, 1954 to Richard & Dixie Lawson Eskelsen.\n\nJeff married his soul mate Ruth Oviatt on July 10, 1975.\n\nHe spent his childhood in Salt Lake where he graduated from Granite High School.\n\nIn 1978 Jeff moved to Carbon County to work in the coal mines, and later earned his degree from CEU. He also worked at Coca Cola & Frito Lay the past 10 years.\n\nJeff loved spending time with his family and friends. He was known for being a good sport, pulling pranks, telling jokes, and will be remembered for his love of animals. Jeff's hobbies included fishing and listening to music. Jeff loved to search for old literature and finding treasures at yard sales and flea markets.\n\nJeff is survived by his wife Ruth Oviatt Eskelsen, sons Burke Eskelsen of Wellington, Brock (Alysha) Eskelsen of SLC, mother Dixie Lawson Butterfield of SLC, and brother Kelly Eskelsen of SLC. Best friends, brothers-in-law Jay (Wendy) Oviatt of Wellington, and Thayne (Renae) Oviatt of Grand Junction.\n\nPreceded in death by his father Richard Eskelsen, brother Craig Eskelsen, and sister Pamela Carter.\n\nViewing will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 6pm-8pm at Fausett Mortuary. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 11am,\n\nwith a viewing one hour prior to services at Fausett Mortuary. Interment will be at the Wellington City Cemetery entrusted to the care of Fausett Mortuary.\n\nFriends and family may sign the guest book and share memories of Jeff at www.fausettmortuary.com.