John F. Nye-Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great-grandfather, passed away at home on December 8, 2021, from complications of Parkinson's Disease and Prostate Cancer. He was born June 10, 1934, in Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming to Ira Joseph and Ida Belle Barnes Nye.

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John was educated at Utah State University where he played football for the Aggies and received his Civil Engineering degree. He was a Korean War Veteran. John was employed by UDOT for 38 years, retiring in 1999 following a successful career. He was married to Novella Nicholson, later divorced. He later married Marilyn Rueckert Petersen on August 21, 1976, later being sealed in the Jordan River Temple on May 17, 1994.

Survived by: his wife Marilyn, Children: Mitch Nye, Greg (Karen) Nye, Mark (Elizabeth) Nye, Ira (Ann) Nye, Step-Children: Mark (Debbie) Petersen, Lori (Eddie) Scow; 2 sisters, and 2 brothers. 14 Grandchildren, 9 Great There are no true endings, only everlasting beginnings. ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf Grandchildren, 1 Great Great Grandchild. Preceded in death by parents, 1 Sister, 3 Brothers, and 1 Grandchild.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at the Larkin Sunset Gardens Mortuary, 1950 E Dimple Dell Road (10600 South) in Sandy, Utah from 6:00-8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at the Mt. Jordan 3rd Ward Chapel, 8950 S 400 E Sandy, Utah beginning at 11:00 am. A viewing will be held at the chapel prior to the funeral services beginning at 10:00 am. Interment to follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetary.

Life Story Info

Post Date

Dec 09, 2021

Personal Info


Casper, Wyoming, United States


Sandy, Utah, United States






Architecture & Engineering

Military Affiliation

  • Army


  • Korean War

Worked For

  • Utah Department Of Transportation


  • Master's
    Utah State University
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Marilyn, Lori, and family,

We are so sad to hear to hear of John's passing. He was such a kind, sweet, gentle man. He was always so excited to us. I have such tender memories of doing sealings as a bishopric with him and Marilyn. Much, much love to you all and prayers of comfort and peace, especially at this difficult time.

Kyle, Diane, Abram, Matthew, and Hannah Iman

Diane Iman , Sandy, UT, US Dec 10, 2021