Dr. John Elliott Braithwaite, age 74, passed away surrounded by angels on Jan. 29th, 2020, after a long battle with kidney disease. John was born June 11th, 1945 in Manti, Utah to Elliott and Carol Braithwaite. John has 1 older sister Ann Willardsen (Arthur), and 2 younger brothers, George (Leigh) and Jim (Kallene).
John served an LDS mission in England 1964. He married NaDean Armstrong on Dec. 20th 1966, in the Manti Temple. They together raised 6 children: Angela, Andrea Zahniser, (Jeff), John Andrew, Annette Cox (Jeff), James Anthony, and Matthew Adam (Ashley). They were later divorced. He married Rosie Scherrer April 24, 1993 and he raised her 2 boys like his own.
John attended University of Louisville and graduated 1973 in dentistry, where he continued to practice in the dental field for 30 years.
John’s passion was hunting, collecting marbles, and riding dirt bikes with his kids. He loved traveling throughout the world, including Alaska, Idaho, Canada, China and Mongolia, just to name a few.
He had so much pride in being “Grandpa B” he cherished the time he got to spend with his grandkids: Brynley, Brodyn, Zach, Bryson, Josh, Keslee, Taylor, Cameron, Clara, Max, and Benjamin. He loved to tell them stories and laugh and tease them. John is leaving a great example of love, devotion, faith and tremendous courage. He is now with his beloved parents, brother Jim, little Jimi, Emily, Arthur, Leigh, and many loved ones, but most importantly, in our Savior’s arms. We love you Dad!
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Am sorry to read about his death. They lived down on the corner from us, through the city lot in Manti. He was older than my older sister, so I didn't get to know him as a friend, though knew Jim, a year younger than myself, and knew him the best in their family, next to his older sister Ann. His parents, and family, were in our ward, and I always went into the drugstore to buy stuff or look around, very often every week.
Am sure his parents and mine are seeing each other often and renewing friendships they started here on Earth, as my father also sent patients to the drugstore for their prescriptions to be filled by Elliott, and Carol's flower shop inside was a source for all of our boutineers and corsages for their formal dances.
Anyway, wishing that John's family are comforted in their loss, as I was in the loss of my brother, Mike, who died last August in Las Vegas, and also was younger than John, and they might know each other in Heaven.
May peace be in your hearts from the love of our Savior, Jesus Christ. :-)