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John Andrew BraithwaiteDecember 12, 1934 ~ December 21, 2013 (age 79)
John Andrew Braithwaite
KAYSVILLE a€" John Andrew Braithwaite, loving husband, father, grandfather, and lifetime educator, passed away on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at home in Kaysville. He was born December 12, 1934 in Ephraim, Utah to Martin Remo and Mary Pauline Christensen Braithwaite. John spent his childhood in Sanpete County surrounded by a loving family and learning to work on the family farm in Manti. He attended Snow College and then served a faithful mission to Argentina in 1955 as a young man. He attended BYU where he earned both a B.A. and M.A. and where he developed a lifetime passion for both American History and education. John moved to California to begin his teaching career in 1960. While pursuing his passion for teaching, he met and married Norma Turner, of Farmington, Utah. They were married for eternity in the Salt Lake Temple August 8, 1963 and shared 50 years of happiness together.
John was a giant in his chosen profession. He taught school for more than 40 years and touched the lives of thousands of young students across the country. He received numerous awards for excellence in teaching and was a mentor to hundreds of fellow educators. John was also a natural born historian and writer who worked at his craft. He authored many teaching texts for high school and college students. He wrote poetry and shared these gifts with many.
John is survived by his wife; Norma and four children: Michael (Francie), Robert (Lisa), Scott (Melayne), Mari, and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Fredrick, and his sister, Karma.
Funeral services will be held Friday, December 27, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Barnes Park Ward, 200 North Flint Street, Kaysville. Friends and family may visit family Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist''s Kaysville Mortuary, 400 North Main and Friday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment, Farmington City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made to the LDS Perpetual Education Fund.