I have a little time so I thought I'd make this personal. Son of Julia and Ken Graham of Manti. Brother to Cynthia, Andrea, Mike, Karl, Leslie, Walter, Nathan, and Wayne. Brother-in-law to JJ, Steve, Kairlee, Cindy, Brian, Jolene, Mylissa. 50 year husband to Kathryn Peterson, Centerfield. Father to Chandra, Kajsa, Richard, Brandon, and Alexis. Father-in-law to Jonathan, Crystal, Chelsea, and Dan. Grandfather to Connor, Brady, Natalie, Carson, Jack, Ethan, and Emily.

I grew up in hardworking rural Manti. We explored, rode bicycles, and showed up at dark. Dad had the summer off so work was always available. Music was a big deal and I played piano and trumpet. I liked Math and Science so Electrical Engineering at the U seemed like a good fit. I worked for Douglas, Kaman, Hughes, and Varian. Had 44 good years.

Personality wise I'm a Myers-Briggs "Thinker", quiet and analytical. I love theories about the nature of life and reality. Too bad, sitting in the warm sun with a good book doesn't really work it out. A couple of songs I like are Pink Floyd "Comfortably Numb" and Moody Blues "Isn't Life Strange?". Jordan Peterson says that "Life Is Suffering".

I guess you could say I've had it hard in my declining years, but it was gradual and seemed more or less normal. The massive display of love and support that I have received from my wife, kids, family, and neighbors has been truly overwhelming to a shy fellow like me. I deeply love and appreciate you all. We shall meet again in the warm sunshine, I guarantee you. Until then, farewell and take care. I love you all forever.

Services

Celebration of Life

Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
LDS Butler 33rd ward house
1845 East 7200 South
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121

Family

  • Survived By
  • Kathryn Graham, Wife
  • Chandra Graham Garcia, Daughter
  • Kajsa Farnsworth, Daughter
  • Richard Graham, Son
  • Brandon Graham, Son
  • Alexis Tate, Daughter

Life Story Info

Post Date

Dec 01, 2022

Personal Info

Born

Provo, Utah, United States

Died

Cottonwood Heights, Utah, United States

Age

69

Raised

  • Manti, Utah, United States

Worked For

  • Varex Imaging

Education

  • Bachelor's
    University of Utah
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Guestbook

So sad to hear about the passing of John. He was always a pleasure to work with and a very thoughtful and intelligent man. I worked with him for 21 years at Varian and it was always a great experience. My thoughts and prayers are with his many friends and family as he will truly be missed.

Don Warburton , Herriman, UT, US Dec 05, 2022

So sad to hear about the passing of John. He was always a pleasure to work with and a very thoughtful and intelligent man. I worked with him for 21 years at Varian and it was always a great experience. My thoughts and prayers are with his many friends and family as he will truly be missed.

Don Warburton , Herriman, UT, US Dec 05, 2022

I knew John while we both worked at Varian. and enjoyed his sense of commitment and his humor.

Gary Virshup , Cupertino, CA, US Dec 02, 2022

I knew John while we both worked at Varian. and enjoyed his sense of commitment and his humor.

Gary Virshup , Cupertino, CA, US Dec 02, 2022

I knew John while we both worked at Varian. and enjoyed his sense of commitment and his humor.

Gary Virshup , Cupertino, CA, US Dec 02, 2022

I am sad to hear of the passing of one of my classmates. John was without a doubt the smartest one in our class. I enjoyed reading his story and remember that he was a quiet person. He came from a wonderful family. Much love sent to his wife, his children and his grandchildren.

Rebecca Washburn , Mount Pleasant, UT, US Dec 01, 2022

I am sad to hear of the passing of one of my classmates. John was without a doubt the smartest one in our class. I enjoyed reading his story and remember that he was a quiet person. He came from a wonderful family. Much love sent to his wife, his children and his grandchildren.

Rebecca Washburn , Mount Pleasant, UT, US Dec 01, 2022

I am sad to hear of the passing of one of my classmates. John was without a doubt the smartest one in our class. I enjoyed reading his story and remember that he was a quiet person. He came from a wonderful family. Much love sent to his wife, his children and his grandchildren.

Rebecca Washburn , Mount Pleasant, UT, US Dec 01, 2022

I am sad to hear of the passing of one of my classmates. John was without a doubt the smartest one in our class. I enjoyed reading his story and remember that he was a quiet person. He came from a wonderful family. Much love sent to his wife, his children and his grandchildren.

Rebecca Washburn , Mount Pleasant, UT, US Dec 01, 2022

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