John Lemon

Profile Updated: September 14, 2020
John Lemon
John Lemon

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John Lemon

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John Lemon

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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. In 2016,, my father-in-law passed away and in the will he gave us his house. So in November that year, after my brother remodeled it, we moved into our house. Now I keep myself busy with tai chi, visits to the VA in Salt Lake City, and writing. I post all of my stuff on academia.edu.

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Sep 29, 2020 at 2:52 AM

Nice to see one more member that I can take of the MIA file.

John Lemon has left an In Memory comment for Melissa Simmons.
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Sep 14, 2020 at 8:58 PM

I was saddened at the news of Melissa's passing. I hope family is doing well. It never gets eqsier it just gets so you can move on and carry her memory in your heart.

Sep 14, 2020 at 8:43 PM

I see you were in the Air Force like me. What was your AFSC? Did you retire or serve one hitch? Were you in the Philippines?

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Sep 16, 2020 at 7:43 PM

Posted on: Sep 14, 2020 at 8:35 PM

Hi Steve. What are you up to these days? Hope everything is going well for you.

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Sep 14, 2020 at 8:26 PM

Looks like your family is growing. I only have one son and he has aspergers. He may or may not get married. But we love him just the same. He's in college and will graduate in about a year.

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Posted on: Aug 27, 2020 at 12:38 AM

Welcome home sister! I served in the USAFR. How Long did you serve? I put in 21 years.Take care. Semper Fi!

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Jun 23, 2020 at 2:38 PM

Happy birthday my friend.

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Jun 13, 2020 at 7:43 PM

Beryl, happy birthday my friend. I hope you have many more.

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Jun 11, 2020 at 5:25 AM

John it seems you and Steve Lawson are a lot alike. Neither of you never seem to age. What's your secret?

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Jun 08, 2020 at 3:03 PM

I knew Bobby at Wagner High School at Clark AB i n the Philippines. He was in my French Class. I'm sorry to say Bobby and I never ran into each other at Bellevue. I hope his family can find peace and comfort at this hour of need. Rest  in Peace Bobby. Welcome home brother and thanks.

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Posted on: May 17, 2020 at 5:32 PM

Happy Birthday Chris. Keep having them The more you have the longer you live.

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Mar 18, 2020 at 8:33 PM

I'm so sorry to hear about Carol's passing. At our age that flu is a nasty bug. Hope you and the rest of your family are well. I'll keep you all in my prayers.

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Nov 08, 2019 at 2:49 AM

Hi Bill! Your critters sound so cool. After I retired from the Air Force I returned to Saudi Arabia for a year. When the Embassy told to go home I was on the first plane out of Dodge.

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Sep 15, 2020 at 12:11 PM

Posted on: Nov 08, 2019 at 2:43 AM

I see you were Air Force were you a career or one term? I was a lifer like my dad.

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Oct 17, 2019 at 9:21 PM

Hi Vicki. Happy birthday. If you ever get to Utah come to Heber City for a visit.

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Aug 05, 2019 at 8:33 PM

As we get older some of us must passs on. I hope all of us will take this time to remember those who have passed to the other side and thank-those of us who remain as friends.

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