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This is John's dad, Albert (Bert). He worked in the newspaper business all of his adult life as a lineotype operator. He started his career in Morris, OK working for his father and moved to Monroe, LA; then moved his family to Long Beach, CA where he worked for the Press Telegram. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting and fishing and taught his two boys in both while living in Monroe. He loved family and his grandchildren were the apple of his eye.
John's mother, Margaret, was a full-time Mom. She did work at Roosevelt Elementary School at lunchtime for many years, enjoying her contact with the children and made many friends. She also enjoyed hunting when living in Morris, OK. She and her husband, Bert, raised two sons, Jerry and John. As a family they took many car trips seeing large sections of the United States. Margaret loved telling stories about the trips and family.
Jerry is the oldest son of Bert and Margaret. He worked in the movie industry for many years in the electronic special effects field. He received several Academy Awards for this work. He and wife, Valerie, have three children (2 girls and 1 boy). After retireing from the movie industry, he and wife, Melissa, moved to Australia and enjoy their life there.
John spent the first 9 years of his life in Monroe, LA, where he learned to love the bayou country. He and his dad and brother spent lots of time on the bayou hunting and fishing. He loves to tell stories of 'gigging' frogs, of gaters and water moccasins. After moving to California he enjoyed trips back for family visits. After graduating with a BA, he married his wife, Ann. They resided in California most of their adult life until retirement. They spent about 6 months in Arizona while John was stationed at Fort Huachuca before serving his country in Viet Nam. After retirement, they moved to Utah to escape the hustle and bustle of California and to be closer to family. Since retirement, he has served in many capacities in the Church and served a mission in Arkansas with his wife. They have 2 daughters, 5 granddaughters and 1 grandson.

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