John was a school mate, always straight arrow, admired and respected. He fired for my Dad, and was always a "true rail" One of my treasured memories was the opportunity to ride in the cab of 5771 with him from GJT to DEN after our 30th high school reunion. John was a joy to be with and we shall miss him greatly.To Lillian, and Carol, we are so sorry for your loss. With our love to you both.
Larry Cheskaty, Carlsbad, Calif
My family and I will miss 'The Grandpa" as Mason,Tyler,Kaleb, Adyn and Emi called him. Our many holidays and Birthdays spent together. My love to Lillian and Carol.
My family and I send our heartfelt condolences to Lillian and all of John's family. John and my Dad, Hawley Seely were dear friends and fellow railroaders as well as volunteers for the local railroad installation at the Cross Orchards Museum Farm in Grand Junction. I believe they also spent many busy and happy days restoring the old train in Alamosa, CO. Mutual respect and friendship are the words that come to mind for those 2 old railroaders. Respectfully, Sue Seely Brown.
So sorry to hear of John's passing. I remember all the fun times we used to have bowling...my folks(Gene and Gladys Bailey), me and you two. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your famly.
We are so sorry to hear of Johns passing! He will be greatly missed by us and many others. Love you Lillian, we'll keep you and your family in our prayers. Bennett, Davy and Theresa from DeBeque Canyon Winery.