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Obituary: John Orvin Symes

John Orvin Symes, age 58, passed away June 23, 1999 after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is the son of John Wyley and Lydia Walters Symes. Married Susan Bailey Holmes in 1962; later divorced. He then married Kathleen Burke Cleverly on April 29, 1977; she preceded him in death in August of 1979. John was a faithful employee of Western Sheetmetal for 30 years, working for his friend Ralph Montrone. He received his 25 year recognition award for faithful and dependable service. John will be remembered for the beautiful pieced quilts he made. He originated his own patterns. He loved to cut squares and sew them together. He was very precise, creating works of art. These were given to his friends and relatives.He is survived by his sister, Luana (Ken) Thorup, and seven nieces and nephews with their spouses.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, 11 a.m., at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, where friends may call Saturday, 9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Interment, Taylorsville Memorial Park.

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