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On April 22, 2022, John passed away after gracefully battling a short illness at the age of 71 surrounded by loving family. John was born on September 12, 1950, in Tooele, UT to Leonard and Julia Workman.

He is a proud graduate of Tooele High School class of 1969. Upon graduation, John went on to attend barber school and spend his early life as a barber in Tooele. Later, he attended the University of Utah to study psychology, and eventually working for the VA hospital in Salt Lake City, UT, and later the University of Utah hospital until he retired. John’s kind and gentle soul gave him the talents to succeed in his career.

He was a proud Ute, and an even prouder uncle, brother, cousin, and friend. He enjoyed spending time with his family, music, exploring the mountains, and attending estate sales.

John was a loyal companion to many and would never let the opportunity pass to show you he cared. He is survived by his siblings Judy Martinez, Melvin (Debbie) Workman, Frank (Peggy) Workman, Julie Workman, and sister-in-law Lana Workman. John had many nieces and nephews whom he adored. John is preceded in death by his parents, his brother James Workman and brother-in-law John Martinez.

John’s family would like to thank the staff at University Hospital, Huntsman Cancer Center, and Life Care Center for their care.

As per his request, there will be a graveside service at the Tooele City Cemetery on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Huntsman Cancer Center at


Graveside Service

Thursday, May. 26, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tooele City Cemetery
361 S 100 E
Tooele, UT 84074

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Affordable Funerals & Cremations - Salt Lake City
4387 South 500 West
Murray, UT

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Apr 27, 2022


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Rest in Peace John. Sending condolences to your family from you UNI family.

Teresa McRae May 05, 2022

I will miss you my dear friend.

Tommy Royce Apr 28, 2022


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  • Apr 28, 2022

    John, thanks for friendship . It was great working with you at the University of Utah hospital.. I will miss you. Tommy Royce