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R. John Blake

May 27, 2022

R. John Blake of Orem, Utah died peacefully on May 24th, 2022.

Son to Robert and Ruby Blake in 1938 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was an Eagle Scout. He graduated from South High School and the University of Utah. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Denmark. He and Charlene served missions in Baguio, Philippines, as employment services missionaries, and Area Family History Advisors.

He married Charlene Todd, in the Salt Lake Temple in 1963. He earned a Master of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan. He worked as a computer programmer and part-time teacher.

He loved family history, exercise, the outdoors, and BYU football games. John was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings including as a bishop. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.

John is preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Ann. He is survived by his wife, Charlene and children: JoAnne Colemere (Michael), Kristen Landon (Von), Mindy Fausett (Brad), Sarah Burton (Laef), Todd (Ashley), Leslie Robbins (Seth), Amy Spencer (Reed), Rob (Heather). He is also survived by thirty-seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, his brother David (Judy), and sister Elizabeth Shelton (Bob, deceased).

Viewing will be held Tuesday, May 31, 6:00-8:00 pm and Wednesday, June 1, 9:30-10:30 am. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, June 1, 11:00 am. Both held at Canyon View Stake Center, 575 East 800 North Orem, Utah.

A Live Broadcast of services will begin at 11 am at www.walkersanderson.com where condolence and memories may also be shared with the family.