Gillies Funeral Chapel


Jeffrey Paul Wilkinson

JEffery Paul Wilkinson

January 24, 1962  ~  February 21, 2014

Viewing: Wed. from 11:30 am to 12:30 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT

Funeral services: Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT.

Interment: Brigham City Cemetery


BRIGHAM CITY – Our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Jeffrey Paul Wilkinson, 52, passed away suddenly on Friday, February 21, 2014 at his home. He was born on January 24, 1962 in Starkville, Mississippi, a son of Kenneth Paul and Mary Frances Jones Wilkinson. Jeff graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelors Degree in Engineering. He married Tamara Johnson and they were later divorced. Jeff married Rosario Maria Chapa on December 29, 1999 in Brigham City, Utah. He worked for ATK as a Chief Science Engineer for 24 years. Jeff enjoyed working on cars, computers, going fishing, golfing and camping with his best friend, John Wright. Surviving are his wife, Rosario; two children: Jessica (Stefan) Szalk; Ryan Wilkinson; three step children: Micaela (Brandon) Aull; Adrian Calderon and Guadalupe Calderon; two grandchildren; two brothers: Brian Wilkinson and David Wilkinson; step father, Reverend Dick Weston-Jones and many step sisters and brothers that he loved and his mother-in-law, Leonora Arappagis, whom he adored. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, UT. A viewing will be held on Wed. from 11:30 am to 12:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.

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to ryan,jessica and family,
I'm so sorry for your loss!! There are never enough words to convey feelings to a loss of someone you love. I pray you have the strength to remember the good and forgive any shortcomings.

your mostly absent grandmother shehrel


I enjoyed immensely working with Jeff at ATK. He was a wonderful person and always had a positive attitude. Please accept my deepest sympathy for you loss.

Lou Cannizzo


To Rose and family. Sorry for your loss. I will miss the annual Mother's Day phone from Jeff every year. We had precious time together when he along with his brothers,step brother and sisters visited in State College, Pa just before Thanksgiving. We will all miss him.

From Step mother Bev (married to Ken Wilkinson for 17 yrs.)


Our prayers are with your family. I knew Jeff at the U of I and also when we worked together at Thiokol. He was a good friend and will be missed. I am glad I had the chance to meet him and know him. May God be with you in this time of grief,

Garr Gast


I am so incredibly sorry for the sudden loss of Jeff. Praying for you to have God's strength during this difficult time.

Sheila Burnette


It has been by great honor to know and work with Jeff for many years. I have never known a more kind and generous man. He always made things better for those around him. Please know that he will be greatly missed.

Harry Reed


I spent many years working with Jeff and had the distinct pleasure of experiencing his technical prowess, his I'll "get it done" attitude, his wit, and his personality. My condolences go out to all his family members and wish them strength in their time of sadness. I know they will miss him greatly and I will as well.

J. Heman


It was my priviledge to work with Jeff for many years at ATK. His zest for work and for life was unmatched. I respected his talents as and Engineer and appreciated his mentorship and friendship! I mourn with you at this time of Jeff's passing.

David Johnson


Jeff is one of the finest men I have ever known. A brilliant engineer, unflappable under pressure and a great friend. He is missed.



I worked with Jeff at ATK for many years, and what a wonderful engineer he was! Always helpful and willing to spend extra time with us in Fight Readiness to explain technical aspects to those of us without his educational background. Jeff's smile and friendly personality flowed from him to all of us and made work at ATK so much nicer. I hope all of your family knows how special you were to everyone. Jeff, we will all miss you. RIP.

Jackie Freshwater


I wanted to thank all of you who offered your condolences to our family and friends suffering the great loss of my father. He was truly the best man I ever knew. There were no short-comings to forget sheryl, he was truly the greatest father a girl could ask for. I love and miss you dad. Every single day.

Jessica Last Wilkinson-Szalk













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