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John P. Pos

On December 6, after a courageous battle with cancer, our beloved John Pos peacefully went home to be with his Lord and Savior surrounded by his adored wife Anne ("Ankie") and their children by his side. Jan Pieter Pos ("John") was born in Solo, on the island of Java, in the Dutch East Indies on July 3, 1930 to Elizabeth and Ruth Pos where he and his family spent many happy years together.
The Islands of Indonesia were invaded during WWII and, as a teen, John and his family survived nearly four years in internment camps. John's family returned to the Netherlands after the war where he received his degree in Tropical Agriculture. In 1949 he returned to Sumatra, Indonesia to work in the Palm Oil and Rubber Plantations as a Human Resource Manager. In 1958, the Indonesian Government took over all Dutch holdings in Indonesia resulting in John's return to the Netherlands. Shortly after John returned to The Netherlands, he fell in love with Ankie who became his wife in 1959. With a sponsorship from the "Life in Christ" Christian Reformed Church, John and Anne emigrated to the United States and settled in Salt Lake City. John worked as the comptroller for the LynRus Corporation for 48 years and also developed a private tax and accounting business.
John had a great love for nature and an agricultural degree which led him to create his beautiful yard and fruitful garden, where he spent much of his free time working with his hands in the soil. John was a thoughtful man who valued everyone regardless of their stature in life. He gladly welcomed friends and strangers into his home, many of whom became lifelong friends. John had an open heart and generous spirit and was a faithful and beloved member of his church family.

John joins his sister Makky and brother Ruth who have gone before him. He leaves behind his wife Ankie, his children Anne, Ruth (Craig), John (Julie), Marsha, and grandchildren Andrew, Wesley, Jonathan, Kathleen, Hannah, Kelsie, Christopher, Andrew, and William; also his sister Mieke, and his brothers Hans and Tjeerd in the Netherlands, his sister Rommy in Australia, Ankie's sister Engelien and brother Andries in the Netherlands and many very dear friends.
All are invited to join us for a Memorial Service on Friday, December 12th at 11:00 am at the "Life in Christ" Christian Reformed Church (located at 900 South and 800 East). A private family graveside service will be held prior to the Memorial Service.
Please also join us for a gathering to celebrate John's life on Friday, December 12th anytime between the hours of 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm in the "Orangerie" at Red Butte Gardens. Light refreshments will be served.
Our sincere thanks to John's doctors and nurses, the staff on the 4 th and 5th floors of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Care Source Hospice, Access Health Care, and Vulangi for their loving and excellent care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hunstman Cancer Institute.
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