R. John (Johnnie) Maw

Thursday , April 20, 2017 - 10:00 PM

April 5, 1926 ~ April 18, 2017

Roy John Maw passed away peacefully April 18, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family. Johnnie was born April 5, 1926, in Plain City to Rufus and Frances Dance Maw. He grew up working for the family business and attended Weber County schools. He interrupted his high school education to join the U.S. Navy when he was 17, serving in the South Pacific during World War II. John retired from the civil service at Hill Air Force Base. He has spent his retirement farming, raising beef cattle, and raising and racing Quarter Horses.

John married his junior high sweetheart, Norma Jean Folkman, in the Salt Lake Temple on May 10, 1946. They have lived their entire married life in Plain City. In May, they would have been married 71 years.

John was active in the LDS Church, where he was a High Priest and served in several positions.

Johnnie was a devoted family man. His greatest joy was his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. If you ask anyone of them, they will tell you they were his favorite. Gramps showered them with Smarties, twenty dollar bills and love.

Johnnie is survived by his sweetheart, Norma Jean; his children: Dan (Uraina) Maw, Joel (Dawn) Maw, Cindy Maw, and Karen (Martin) Denney. They have 14 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren and three more on the way. Also surviving is his sister, Karole Crompton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Alice Taylor and brother, Junior B. Maw.

The family wishes to offer a special thanks to Hospice Care of Northern Utah, most especially Ashley, Ronal, Nancy and Eileen, for their compassionate care of our beloved Gramps.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 24, 2017, at the Plain City 2nd Ward, 2952 N. 4200 West in Plain City. A viewing will be held at the church on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 6 to 8 p.m. and prior to the services, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Interment in Plain City Cemetery with Military Honors accorded. Arrangements entrusted to Myers Ogden Mortuary.

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