Read John Ochsenbein

Jul 6 2013 - 10:46pm

Read John Ochsenbein, 54, Hau'ula, Hi, has died.

He was the son of Jeanine and Sherman Ochsenbein. (deceased) Married Kathleen Phipps, November 17, 1978, Ogden, UT (later sealed in the Ogden LDS temple) 

Graduated from Ogden High School, attended Weber State University Church: Hauula 2nd ward.

Survivors: Wife - Kathleen Ochsenbein; Children - Chirstopher (Melissa) Ochsenbein, Ogden; Jonathan (Alison) Ochsenbein, Hau'ula, HI; Skyler Ochsenbein, Hau'ula, HI; Grandchildren - Bryton, Blaze, Collin, Matix, Reese and Dax; Sister - Terry Miller, Roy; Brother - Steven Ochsenbein, Ogden.

A memorial service will be held at the Municipal Park Ward Chapel (5930 S 2200 W) in Roy at 10:00 am on July 13th.

Family will greet friends from 9:00 - 9:45 in the Relief Society Room.

Interment: Dedication of the grave will be held at the Hooper Cemetery following the service.

On Father's Day Read asked his family to allow him to return to his Heavenly Father after a short, but courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Surrounded by his family, he died the following day. Read loved helping others and displayed that compassion in his work at Harvest Health Foods. He enjoyed the Utah Jazz, fast cars and traveling, especially to Hawaii where he lived the final year of his life. His greatest joy was finding the beauty in his surroundings and most importantly, his family whom he loved and cared about greatly. On June 17, 1990 (exactly 23 years before his passing), the Standard-Examiner honored him on Father's Day with a special tribute as a "stay-at-home" dad while caring for Skyler who was chronically ill as a result of a premature birth. His culinary skills were outstanding and he loved cooking for family and friends. During the last year of his life, the disease took away his ability to move, talk and even eat, but during that time, he never once complained. Read was a kind, compassionate and loving husband, father and friend. Aloha Oe' Reado - until we meet again.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Golden West Chapter of the ALS association (http://webgw.alsa.org )

 

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