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Obituary: John Gunn Salmon

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John (Jack) Gunn Salmon, age 66, passed away January 24, 2002, in Orem, Utah.

He was born June 14, 1935, in Reno, Nevada, a son of J. Warren and Klea Gunn Salmon. He married his sweetheart, Sharon Roundy, in Ogden, Utah on August 24, 1956.

He lived in Reno until he was nine years old then his family moved to the Provo/Orem, Utah area. He graduated from Lincoln High School and from the University of Utah in 1958 with a degree in Pharmacy. Jack was a prominent Orem Business Man. His father opened Salmon Pharmacy in 1948. Jack purchased the business in 1965 and ran the pharmacy until he retired in 1998. It wasn't just a business for him. He considered his customers his extended family.

Jack was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many different callings such as Sunday School Superintendent and Sunday School Teacher. He was a member of BPOE #849, Alpine Country Club, Orem Rotary Club, President of the Orem, Jaycees and a member of the Utah National Guard #1457-Engineers.

The most important thing in his life was his family. He also enjoyed golfing, boating, camping, fishing and following basketball and football. We will miss his sense of humor, fun loving ways, and his attention to detail. Shortly before his death, Jack shared this thought with his family; "The Lord does marvelous things through difficult circumstances." WE LOVE YOU, DAD!!

Jack is survived by his wife, Sharon; his two daughters and one son, Shauna (Byron) Healey, American Fork, Utah; Steven (Stephanie) Salmon, Orem, Utah and Michele (Steve) Eagar, Plano, Texas; his grandchildren (Shauna and Byron's children) Jeff and Amber and daughter, Kaylee, Jessica, Monica, Brianne and Colton; (Steven and Stephanie's children) Alec, Erin, Connor and McKell; (Steve and Michele's children) Camden, Kelsey and Kyle. He is also survived by a sister, Maxine Ellis of Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Warren G. Salmon, Carl Salmon and one sister, Bernice Neutts.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2002, at 11 a.m. in the Orem 3rd Ward Chapel, 365 South 900 East, Orem, Utah. Friends may call at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E. 800 N., Orem from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28th, and at the Chapel on Tues. morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m. prior to service. Burial will be in the Orem City Cemetery.