He was always a thoughtful, caring person, who loved to serve others.
He married his sweetheart, Alta Nelson October 15, 1948 in the Manti Temple for time and all eternity. They have lived happily together for 63 years. He especially enjoyed serving with her on two genealogy missions for the LDS church later in their lives.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1950 until 1952 during the Korea War.
Upon returning to Utah from the army, he spent the next thirty years rising to the top of his field with Prudential Insurance. He received numerous awards throughout his career. His greatest reward however was the respect, appreciation and admiration he received from his many clients.
He was extremely talented and skilled in his ability to build and create. He did much of the work of building five homes in which he raised his family. He also built two state of the art motor homes in which he enjoyed vacations and trips with his loved ones. Perhaps his greatest gift was his ability to build wonderful memories.
Each summer for many years, the entire Mower Family spent a week at Navajo Lake, Utah. It was there that dad communicated in his patient and loving way, endless lessons of both a practical and spiritual nature. His children and grandchildren will always remember building their first fire, catching their first fish or riding their first motorcycle.We will cherish forever the times we have spent sitting by the fire, looking up at the night sky and listening to dad try to finish a story without laughing.
His talent was apparent to anyone who appreciates and can understand the art of scale steam engines, trains and villages. He used his talents to lift others and brought joy to their lives by his friendship. He had vast practical knowledge that was of benefit to those around him.
He was cared for and will be deeply missed by all who knew him including his loving wife, Alta and sons Douglas (Stephanee), Russell (Wendy), Bruce (Jill). John was preceded in death by son Kenneth (Judy). He is also survived by 18 grand children and 14 great grand children.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Pine View Mortuary, 566 North Mall Drive, St. George, Utah. Visitation will take place Thursday, May 10, 2012 form 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at Pine View Mortuary. Interment will be at Tonaquint Cemetery, St. George, Utah. Arrangements entrusted to Pine View Mortuary, 435-986-4222.Pineview Mortuary