John Edward Denlinger, 75, our beloved husband, father, grandfather and brother, passed away on August 7, 2000.
Born Christmas Day 1924 in La Grande, Oregon to Dan and Gussie (Cleary) Den-linger. At age of two and a half his family moved to Blackfoot, Idaho and at the age of 11 his family moved again to Salt Lake City, Utah. John attended Blain Jr. High for one year, later graduating from South High School Class of 1942.
On May 3, 1943 John was drafted into the Navy to serve while training at Farragut Training Center in Idaho. After his discharge in January 1946, John attended the University of Utah for three quarters, before dropping out to begin a life long career at Rex Industries, retiring as owner May of 1990.
John is survived by: wife, LaVoyle (Forsberg) Denlinger (Married Nov. 1988); daughters, Cyd Denlinger, and Reva (Brent) Holding; stepchildren, Janette (Bill) Brown, Patty (Bill) Hinds, Steve (Patrice) Forsberg, Troy (Melanie) Forsberg; and sisters Ruth (Wilber) Brown, Helen (Steve) Bartlett, and Shirley (Bud) Joyner; as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Dan and Gussie Denlinger; wife, Reva (Merkley) Denlinger; Jack Crow, Lorrie Crow, Matt Denlinger, Daughter, Jan Kellie (Schulte) Denlinger; sisters, Barbara Jean, Dorothy; brothers-in-law, Wilbur Brown, Steve Bartlett, and Bud Joyner; and grandson Trent "T.J." Holding.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 9, 2000, at 11 a.m., at the Christ United Methodist Church, 2375 East 3300 South. Friends may call Tuesday evening, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church on Wednesday for one hour prior to the services. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the University Medical Center Newborn Intensive Care Unit or The Primary Children's Hospital. Interment: Larkin Sunset Gardens, 10600 South 1700 East. Funeral Directors: The Holbrook Mortuary.