John AlonzoWilloughby 1943 ~ 2004 John Alonzo Willoughby died Nov. 3, 2004, surrounded by family and friends. John was born to Vern and Beulah Willoughby, Oct. 31, 1943, in Coalville, Utah.He graduated from North Summit High School in 1961 and attended Weber State College, Utah State University, San Fernando Valley State College, and University of Wyoming where he earned BS degrees in biology and microbiology and certified in secondary education and college chemistry. He graduated Cum Laude from Weber State. John taught science in the Los Angeles City School System at Sequoia and Hale Junior High Schools with a two-year stint in the U.S. Army in between. In Utah he worked in home construction and research and was a self employed builder of log furniture, and served as manager of the Chalk Creek Pipeline System. John was a detailed, analytical person, brilliant in his knowledge of science, a master teacher, creative in working with wood, and a perfectionist. He was always available to help family and friends and was a great neighbor. The gift of sight to an unknown recipient was his last gesture of love. John is survived by his mother; three sisters: Beverly (Lee) Rasmussen, Barbara Roemmich, and Cathy (Ed) Friery; numerous nieces, nephews and friends including his special girls: Stacy and Rebecca and her three children--Shaelynn, Frederick, and John. He is preceded in death by his father Vern and brother Kay. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 9, 2004 at noon in the Coalville Stake Chapel. A viewing for friends and family will be held Monday from 6-8 p.m. at Walker Mortuary in Coalville, and Tuesday from 11-11:45 at the Stake Chapel. Interment, Coalville Cemetery. Email condolences at www.walker-mortuary.com
Published by The Salt Lake Tribune on Nov. 7, 2004.