1909 ~ 2003
Our dear husband, father, and grandfather returned to his Heavenly Father September 26, 2003 surrounded in Love.
John was born in Nephi, UT Nov 17, 1909 the first son and second child of Ruby Downs and Heber James Fowkes. He attended school in Mona and Nephi. He married Jean Larson March 18, 1936 in the Manti Temple. They were the parents of two daughters, Suzanne and Jacqueline.
John worked as a mechanic for Arch Browning Buick and took great pride in his work often repairing the cars of special people including President David O. McKay. He later worked as a service manager for Streator Chevrolet. After his retirement he worked for National Car Rental at the airport until he was 81 years old.
John is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and had a great love for the Church and for people. He served in many positions, including bishoprics, and he constantly served as a faithful home teacher. He served with his wife as a temple worker in the Baptistry at the Salt Lake Temple. John had a special love for music which was fostered in his home as a child and continued through his life. He became a member of the Olympus Male Chorus which was a wonderful opportunity for him to meet more special friends.
Our special thanks to the doctors for the special love and care, including Drs. Milne, Aslami and Faulauer. Care Source Hospice has given valuable time and services to our close family. His special granddaughter, Karleen, had given devoted service and love to him. May we express our gratitude to the staff, nurses, caregivers, and all the workers at Silverado. They have made his last months happy!
John is survived by his wife, Jean; daughters, Suzanne (William) Nesbitt, Jacqueline (Dahl) Maxfield; seven grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; two great great-grandchildren, andsisters, Mabel Kay, Mona, Bessie Park Jones, Nephi, Melba Cowan, Layton. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and three sisters.
Services Wed. Oct 1, 2003 LeGrand Ward, 1078 McClelland St, Salt Lake City at 11 a.m. Friends may call Tues. 6-8 p.m. Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple and at the church Wed. 10-10:45 a.m. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park, 3401 S. Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT.