John William Singh
December 25, 1924 ~ January 25, 2013
Viewing: Monday, Jan. 28, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah
Holy Rosary: Monday, Jan. 28, 7:30 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah
Mass of Christian Burial: Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at St. Henry's Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m.
Interment: Corinne City Cemetery
Our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, John William Singh, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, January 25, 2013 at his home. He was born on December 25, 1924 in Corinne, Utah, a son of Sunder and Petra Moreno Singh.
John married Donna Mae Wulf on February 14, 1953 at St. Henry's Catholic Church in Brigham City. She preceded him in death in December of 1970. John later married Helen Garcia on July 29, 1974 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He was reared and educated in Corinne and graduated from Box Elder High School and attended Utah State University.
John was a dairy farmer and worked and retired from Vulcraft in 2000, and was a board member of the Utah Lung Association and other organizations. He was an avid carpenter, gardener, traveler, and loved his puppies. His family loved his great sense of humor.
Surviving are his wife, Helen; nine children, Rebecca (Steven) Pettingill; Debbie (Jody) Stanworth; John (Linda) Singh, Jr.; Jeffrey Singh; Weda (Bryan) Cooper; Vivian Montoya; Maddy (Danny) Guillot; Rosie Wilde; Chris (Peggy) Montoya; 40 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren; two sisters, Vicenta Singh; Rosalie Muscolino.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Donna Mae; three grandchildren, two sisters, Mary Cervantes, Santos Pommier and two brothers, Marcelo and Peter Singh.
The family would like to thank Dr. Beard and Integrity Hospice, Nicole and Mary for their care.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at St. Henry's Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held on Monday, Jan. 28, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. and Holy Rosary will be said at 7:30 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah. Interment will be in the Corinne City Cemetery.
Dear Helen and family, my deepest condolences for you with the loss of John. He is at peace now and not sick anymore. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the whole family.
We are deeply sorry for you loss.
Joni and Wayne Herskowitz
Dear Uncle John,
I will miss you and will always remember your forever smile.
Dear Becky, Debbie, Johnny Bill and Jeff,
I pray for each one of you and may God bless each of you during the loss of your father.
I am so sorry for your loss. John was such a gentle, family oriented man. My prayers are with you.
Dear Debbie and family,
Even though it has been many years, I have noticed that your family has had too many loved ones passing lately. I'm so sorry for the loss of your Father. I pray the good Lord will comfort all of you.
Lynell Rasmussen Sargent
John made our neighborhood a happy place. He was always happy, had a story or a joke, and a smile to share. He was a super hard worker and a great example! He will be missed!
Aunt Helen & Family:
Mom (Margaret Montoya), Irene and I send our deepest condolences. We will keep you all in our prayers. May your husband John Rest In Peace. Bless You All.
I am so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you.
The Harry (Singh) Diarte Family wish to express our sincere condolences for the loss of John Singh. We have always had such loving support from your family and truly feel for your loss. What a celebration he must be having in Heaven with loved ones. May God bless you all during this difficult time.
Natalie Diarte Hunter and the entire Diarte Family.
I haven't seen John in 13 years. But he always had a smile for me and encouraged me to try my Spanish just a little. He was so great. I'm not sure why he chose to befriend me, but I'll never forget his encouragement or his confidence that I could improve my language. I will miss him. He was an amazing person to everyone, me especially!
Becky and Steve,
we r so saddened by your loss. We love u and we hope His comforting spirit stays with u for a long time. Sorry we missed the viewing. You were always too fast for us. God bless..
Dave and Janna Tyler
I am so very sorry to hear of Johns passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and in my prayers.
To Becky and family, Our thoughts are with you.
Lynn and Izzy Martinez
Dear Johnny Bill and Jeff,
Your Dad teased me unmercifully for me being so short. I am not any taller now and will always love him for making me feel so welcome. My Love and Prayers to all of you at this sad, sad time.
Becky and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know it is hard to say good bye to a "Dad". May the Lord bless you and comfort you.
Cindy Wankier Clark
To Jeff, Johnny, Debbie and Becky -
Please accept my sincerest condolences for the loss of your father. He was such a great man and was loved by many (including me). I am so very sorry for your loss.
Thoughts and prayers from the deepest places of my heart, may you rest in peace. From my family to yours ... God Bless
Our prayers are with the family during this time of loss. We were so glad to see John at Dan & Amanda Nelson's wedding, it had been so long since we had visited. God Bless you all.
The family of Jimmie Singh Diarte