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Obituary: GROW, JOHN


John LaVier Grow 1930 ~ 2011

John LaVier Grow passed away January 15, 2011.Born July 22, 1930 to LeRoy Adams Grow and Francis Elizabeth Gibson, and raised by loving stepmother, Edith Iola Stout. Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, John married his life-long love, Ellen Wilma Henriod, in 1950. In 1972, they were sealed for eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. Together, they had three children. John proudly served in his country during the Korean War (1952-56). His family fondly remembers his knack for finding humor in life; love of outdoors; and unwavering support of family. He loved his antique cars, vintage car shows, hunting, camping. He will be dearly missed by his wife of 60 years, Ellen, children, John DeWayne Grow (Lisa) and JoAnna Shiflett; seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, four brothers, three sisters, and many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents, stepmother, daughter Betty Lou, and siblings: Kenneth Grow (Jacqueline), William "Lee" Grow and Donna Webb. A viewing is Friday, evening, January 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Mountain View, 3115 East 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights, UT. A viewing on Saturday, January 22 at 10 a.m. prior to funeral services at 11 a.m. at the Country Crossing LDS Ward, 3364 West 11400 South, South Jordan, UT. Interment at the Mountain View Cemetery.