John Merrill Varney, 92, died on July 27, 2021 in Cedar Hills, Utah. He was born to John Alma Varney and Alta May Penrod Varney on December 7, 1928 in American Fork, UT where he lived all his life.
Dad graduated from American Fork School in 1947. He married Uvonna Jane Smith in the Logan Temple on July 9, 1952. Uvonna passed away on September 25, 1992. Dad worked for Chipman Lumber Yard for 10 years, he worked for the Utah County Road Department, retiring in 1987 after working there for 30 years.
Dad was a quiet, kind man who enjoyed the simple things in life. He loved his family dearly and showed his love by serving them in many ways. We will truly miss his love and wisdom, but we know he is in pain no more, and is finally with Mom where he has wanted to be for so long.
He is survived by his son Jon (Jone) Varney and his daughter Kristine Colledge, 10 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Sisters Mary (Rex) Price, Lehi, Sonya Davis, American Fork, and, Sue (Bob) DeMarco, American Fork, sisters-in-law Lurae Ault, American Fork, Furlann Olsen, Highland and Vicki (Ken) Whittemore, California, brothers-in-law Ronald Smith & Craig Smith of Lehi. He is preceded in death by his eternal companion Uvonna, his son-in-law Victor Colledge, brothers-in-law Howard Ault, Brent Davis and Fred Olsen, sisters-in-law Kaye Smith and Susan Smith.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 2, 2021 at 11 am at Anderson and Sons Mortuary, 49 East 100 North, American Fork. A viewing will be held prior from 9:30 to 10:45 am at the mortuary. Interment at American Fork Cemetery.
A special thanks to all the loving care provided by everyone at the Charleston in Cedar Hills. We would also like to express our sincere thanks to Dr. Joe Murdock and Dr. Doug Mower for the kindness they showed to Dad.
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