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Monday March 24, 2014 12:31 pm

John was the head of a family that have been friends with mine for my whole life. There was and has not been a better man than John. He would give you the shirt off his back and help you anytime you needed it. His hardy laugh still rings in my ears and Betty was his soul mate with the same characteristics. My Mom and Betty went to school together and my Dad and John ranched together and both worked in similar lines of work. I remember all the fun our families had together and I still laugh when I think about seeing John and my Dad up on stage at school for the town talent show with large top hats that Betty made pulled down over their head and shoulders and lips painted on around their belly buttons. The music played and they both whistled with their bellies pumping in and out. What Dads won't do when coerced by their families. John will be missed but not forgotten and I feel good knowing he is in a better place without the pain and suffering. Sleep comfortably my friend, you deserve a rest!!!
Steve Holland

-- oldsnut

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