John MacRay Julander, age 92, passed away peacefully on December 13, 2023, in Panguitch, with his wife by his side. Dad was born on December 23, 1930 in Elsinore, to Carl and Violet Julander.
Dad met Mom while she was a waitress at the Bryce Canyon Cafe. They were married December 14, 1963 in the St. George LDS Temple. Their marriage was blessed with 5 children.
Dad worked at Kaibab Industries as a forklift operator. He retired after 30+ years of employment.
Dad was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing, and teaching his children his love of the outdoors. He was never too busy to spend time with his family.
He was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where he served in many callings.
In his retirement years Dad enjoyed spending time with Mom, riding in the mountains, working in his wood shop and spending time on the lakeshore fishing. He loved to visit with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Dad is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jean; children and their spouses: John and Kathy Julander, Jodi Young, Stacie and Darron Matthews, Marni Julander, Dameon and Andrea Julander; 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Juana Dean Hunt.
Preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Jay and Duane Julander; sisters: Barbara and Alice Julander.
The family would like to thank the medical staff of the Garfield Memorial Hospital.
Cremation services in the Magleby Mortuary Cremation Center. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti. Online guestbook at www.maglebymortuary.com