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    John D. Fossey, 1950 ~ 2011

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    “Grandpa is tough”

    Our loving husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away at home on Sunday morning Feb. 6 at 2:21, surrounded by his family.

    He was born in Lander, Wyo. on March 22, 1950. Moved to Moab, Utah at the age of 5. He attended and graduated from Grand County High School, where he met his wife, Patti. They moved to Salt Lake City in 1968. Johnnie and Patti were married in 1971.

    He was the owner of Fossey Construction. He retired in 1998 and loved spending time with his family and grandchildren and going to the gym where he made many friends.

    He is survived by his wife, Patti; sons, Travis, and Justin (Lisa); his daughter, Ashlee; grandchildren, Jaxon and McCall; sister, Larraine (Ron); and brothers, Frank (Roxie) and Dan (Peggy).

    He was preceded in death by his mother, a sister, and his favorite cat, Salem.

    We will celebrate Johnnie’s life with an open house on Saturday, Feb. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at The Canyons Church, 1700 East 7000 South in Salt Lake City. A light lunch will be served.

    Our family would like to give a special thanks to Connie and Bill from Hospice.

    In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation to the cancer fund of your choice.

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