John Lemon

Profile Updated: March 19, 2018
Residing In: Midway, UT USA
Spouse/Partner: Raneva Fish Lemon
Occupation: Took the vow of poverty and retired. 2018 still retired and warmer than room temperature
Children: Jon-Howard Lemon born 1989 (26)
Lina Barbaros born 1989 (26 Adopted)
Military Service: Air Force Reserve 1981-2002  
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Since I retired I have been active logging frequent flyer miles with the VA in Salt Lake City. The Salt Lake VA takes good care of us veterans. I can't complain. I enjoy going to the VA hospital and while waiting for my appointments talking to the other veterans. It doesn't matter what period of US history we served we all seem to have a common bond that joins us together as a band of brothers by different mothers. In 2015 my VA doc told to me I needed to lose some weight so I'd feel better. At the time I weighed 315 lbs. I know some of you are surprised because I was so skinny in high school. But I took his counsel to heart and now weigh 243 with 40 more lbs to go.

School Story:

Grew up as an Air Force Brat. After I graduated from high school, served an LDS Mission to North Carolina-Virginia. Came home attended Weber State College, graduated in English, French and Spanish. After graduated from College served 2 years in the Peace Corps in West Africa. Came home joined the Air Force Reserves and got married about the same time. Spent most of my time deployed; 28 countries on 5 continents. Did time in the Sandbox. Retired in 2002. Got involved in private security and private investigations. October 12 last year took the vow of poverty and retired. Now I do family history research, write, travel with my wife and son and keep the road hot between my house and the VA hospital in Salt Lake. My father-in-law passed away in March of 2016. We had his house in Heber City, remodeled so we could move into it in September. It's about twice the size of our old home in Midway.We moved in October. In November my wife broke both her hips. So I had to do most of the moving myself. Thank goodness for neighbors, friends and family. It was good in that we got rid of a lot of junk and i lost 35 lbs.This year began with me falling on the ice, tearing my Achilles tendon, my calf muscles, and my daughter moving to Florida. She was tired of the snow and the cold. My son finally found a college he likes; BYU-Idaho online. He is also starting his own business. Now if he can find a girl who likes him and is willing to give us grand-kids we'll be set for our golden years. It's interesting to see that I'm not the only one with white hair and a spare tire around my girth.

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Posted on: Feb 09, 2018 at 7:38 PM

Happy birthday Denise!

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Welcome to the land of retirees. You'll be so busy you'll wonder how you had time to work.

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Happy Birthday, Vicki!

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Went to your blog. Love it!!!

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Sep 19, 2017 at 2:28 PM

Bobby, did you also go to Wagner HS at Clark. If so we were classmates.

Sep 19, 2017 at 2:20 PM

Bruce, didn't you also go to
Wagner HS at Clark? I think we my have been classmates. What was your AFSC? MIne was 605x1/2T2x1.

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Jun 25, 2017 at 8:47 PM

Happy birthday Jean. I hope this birthday finds you in good health.Take care.

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Happy birthday Chris!

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Happy Birthday Vicki. My dad used to say that research shows that the more birthdays you have the longer you live. . Birthdays are very important.

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Sep 25, 2016 at 12:33 PM

It's been so long but the one thing I remember about Jan is how friendly she was. I remember she was in my Civics class and we had some good discussion. Sorry to hear about her passing but I guess one of the down sides of getting older is that we start losing good friends who pass to the other side.

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