John Wilson Haines, died in Salt Lake City, June 24, 1996.
Col. Haines served in the US Army Reserve from 1929 to 1960, including 3 years in Iceland, France and Germany, before and during World War II. He commanded the USAR School at Fort douglas in the early 1950's. From 1946 to 1955 he was a corporate officer with the Inland Gas Company in South Salt Lake, a propane business started as a partnership with his brother and other family members. From 1955 to 1972 he was controller of the Utah State Department of Forestry and Fire Control.Col. Haines enjoyed a very active retirement, helping promote competitive marksmanship as a board member of the Utah State Rifle and Pistol Association; an NRA Official Referee; a volunteer at the National Pistol Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio; and an officer of the Utah Pistol Club, which he helped found in 1947. He loved animals and was active in the Hogle Zoo Docents Council. Other memberships included the Princeton University Alumni Association, Murray Kiwanis Club, South Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Humane Society of utah, and the Utah Philatelic Society.
He is survived by his wife, Edith "Biddie" Haines, Chateau Brickyard, 3080 So. 1300 East, 84106; his son, John Marshall Haines, of Alexandria, Virginia; and two grandchildren.
Donations in his memory should be sent to the Utah Precision Marksmanship Society Range Fund, 1835 Michigan Ave, Salt Lake City 84108 or the Hogle Zoo Docents Council, P.O. Box 8475, Salt Lake City, 84108.
Memorial services will be held 2 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Evans & Early, 574 East 100 South, Salt Lake City. Friends wishing, may visit with the family starting one hour prior to services.
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