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Obituary: John Steven Millyard

John Steven Millyard

1969 ~ 2007

John Steven Millyard, our beloved son, was tragically taken from us on October 20, 2007 in California. John was born on February 11, 1969 in Layton, Utah. His parents are Terry Millyard of West Bountiful; and Steve (Carolyn) Millyard of Minersville.

John was a free spirit who loved animals, especially his dog, Hunter. When he was younger, John's favorite times included outings with his mom, dad and Grandpa and Grandma Millyard in Henefer, Utah, where he could fish, hunt and enjoy the outdoors that he loved. John also found pleasure in creating and building birdhouses.

John had many struggles in his life but always kept a positive outlook. His beautiful big grin, we will always love and remember. John could light up a room with his smile! John had a big heart and always wanted to help anyone in need.

Recently, John found his birth mother, Marjorie Bappe and added brothers, Scott and Kevin and sister, Jennifer, along with nephew and niece Chase and Madison, whom he adored. John developed a special friendship with Jennifer's husband, Mark.

John is survived by his parents; grandparents, June and Dale

Randall; stepbrother, Keith (Sleight), stepsister, Frankie (Sleight); many aunts, uncles and cousins, along with friends, Pete, Mo, Stevie, and Justin along with many, many other special friends.

He is preceded in death by loving grandparents, Junior and May Millyard, Robert Field, uncle, Jack Field and baby sister, Mindy.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday, November 1, 2007 at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 N. Main where friends may call Wednesday evening from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m. prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery. Online guest book at

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in John's name to the Utah Humane Society.