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Daily Herald, April 26, 2010
John Paul Tanner, age 67, passed away April 23, 2010, following complications with heart surgery. He was born in Reno, Nevada July 28, 1942 to Leroy Mack and Betty Tanner, and was primarily raised in Boise, Idaho. John served a mission for the LDS Church in Mexico.
He earned a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master's Degree in Engineering Administration from the University of Utah. He had a passion for computers and worked in hospital Information Systems Administration. His rewarding career resulted in several moves and different residences across the country. These led to treasured associations with many dear friends.
John's priorities were his faith and his family. He was a strong and gentle man.
He was very kind. He led and taught by example. John had a wonderful sense of humor and excelled at seeing the positive in people. His greatest success in life was that of husband and father. He is loved dearly by his family. His ultimate joy and interest in life was his children and grandchildren.
John is survived by his wife and best friend, Sandy Tanner, his five children: Mark (Jody) Tanner, Janine (John) Sirrine, Matt (Deanne) Tanner, Alison Tanner, Andrew (Keishah) Tanner, his 15 grandchildren, mother Betty Tanner, brother Jim (Kay) Tanner and sisters Nancy (Paul) Taylor, Becky (Steve) Beus, and Jerry (Vernon) Christopherson. He was preceded in death by his father Mack Tanner. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 28 at the Sharon Park 3rd Ward chapel, located at 225E 200N in Orem, Utah. Family and friends may call on the family Tuesday evening, April 27 from 6:00-8:00pm at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 East 800 North, and Wednesday morning at the church from 10:00-10:45am prior to the services.