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Dr. John Lance Henry 1953 ~ 2010 John Lance Henry passed away September 6, 2010 in Park City, Utah while attending the Park City Miners Day Parade in the arms of his loving wife Ligita. John was a clever and gregarious person who had tireless and boundless enthusiasm that served him well throughout his life. Always at the ready with a good joke, he made everything he did fun or funny for everyone. John was born on January 27, 1953 in Alameda, CA. He was the son of John and Vivian Henry, whom preceded him in death, along with his sister Melinda. John was raised in northern California. He later attended UCLA Medical School and completed his doctorate studies in Podiatric Surgery. John maintained his practice in Huntington Beach, CA and was Chairman, Department of Surgery at the Orange County Community Hospital until his retirement. John was blessed with a beautiful daughter, Taylor. With a talent for making acquaintances easily, which in turn brought him an endless stream of friends; John was very sociable and could blend without effort into any social group. He derived so much satisfaction from playing golf and the ski slopes he loved. His charisma at either venue was infectious. He spoke often of his 100+ ski days per year, which was always his dream. John's love of improvising in his daily life was a perfect fit for his enjoyment in everything he did, whether traveling or simply going about his day, he always did it his way. He was always excited about seeing changing scenery and constantly looking for the enjoyment life could offer. John is survived by his wife Ligita, daughter Taylor, grandson Corbin, his step-daughter Marika, his niece Tammy, nephews Tom, Tim and many loving friends. A celebration of John's life will take place Saturday, Sept 18, 2010 at 1:00 p.m., 12405 Deer Mountain Boulevard, Deer Mountain, Ut. There was always a certain style and inventiveness to John. He was a dynamic, self-expressive person who was forever looking to celebrate the endless possibilities life had to offer. He was creative and witty, and for others, was a joy to be around.

Published in Salt Lake Tribune from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2010
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