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John Behling

July 7, 1957 — January 22, 2022

John Clyde Behling July 7, 1957 - January 22, 2022 John Clyde Behling returned to his Heavenly Father on January 22, 2022, where he was reunited with his parents and brother and sister. John was born on July 7, 1957 to Clyde and Grace Behling and he was raised in Ferron, Utah. He grew up doing what he loved, working on the farm with his dad, his brother Loran, and his cousins. When John was eight-years-old he was diagnosed with Hodgkins disease, a form of lymphatic cancer. The radiation treatment John received as a child caused lasting damage to his heart and severely limited the capacity of his left lung. Despite these challenges, John excelled as an athlete. He had a particular love for football and continued to play softball well into his marriage. John attended Emery High School and he greatly enjoyed his high school years. John and his friends never missed an opportunity to have fun. After graduating in 1975, John and his friends continued their fun-loving ways at Southern Utah State College. He finally settled down when he met his partner in life and best friend, Sandra Vasquez. John and Sandra were married, for time and all eternity, in the Manti temple on April 29, 1978. They made their home in Ferron where John worked for Consolidated Coal before beginning his employment at Hunter Power Plant, where he worked for 37 years. He made life-long friends at Hunter. He spoke of them often and he loved them dearly. John and Sandra raised three children, Monica, Jake and Nick. John always found great joy in his family, and he was very involved in the lives of his children. He often coached Jake and Nick in football and baseball and every summer he drove the parade float for the cheerleaders while Monica was in school. John found even greater joy in his grandchildren, Dace, Drew, Crew, and Ella. He and Sandra traveled all over the state to watch his grandsons play ball and his grand daughter dance. He is loved immeasurably by his grandchildren and they will miss him greatly. John was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. John found great strength and comfort in his faith. He had a testimony of the gospel and the atonement of Jesus Christ, which allows us to return home and live with our loved ones. John enjoyed all his callings over the years, but was especially looking forward to his and Sandra's calling as ward librarians. He enjoyed the short time he was able to serve in this calling. He loved his ward, and his Canyon road neighbors held a special place in his heart. Throughout his life, John endured several surgeries to try to repair the damage to his heart, and he fought a constant battle for his health. Regardless of it's physical limitations, John's heart was mighty in the eyes of his children and grandchildren. Each of them knew how much he loved them. He fought hard to be with them for as long as he could and they will be forever grateful for the years they had with him. John's heart held a special love for Sandra. She was his anchor, and he often expressed how lost he would be without her. John had a great love for his brother, his sisters and all his cousins. He was especially close to his mother Grace, and it is a comfort to know that he is with her and Clyde again. He loved all his nieces and nephews and has always wanted the best for them. John loved to laugh. His sense of humor and his humble, kind heart will be missed by many. He is survived by his wife Sandra; children: Monica Behling of Cedar City, Jake (Autumn) Behling of Ferron, and Nick Behling of Ferron; four grandchildren: Dace Behling, Drew Nelson, Crew Behling, and Ella Nelson, sisters: Connie (Larry) Anderson, and Becky (Kurt) Larsen. Sister-in-law Lisa Behling He was preceded in death by his parents: Clyde and Grace Behling and siblings: Loran Behling and Joan. Viewing: Thursday, Jan. 27, 2022, 6:00-8:00 pm, and Friday Jan. 28 9:30-10:30am Funeral: Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, 11:00 am Blue Hills Ward Building, 35 West 200 North, Ferron Interment: Ferron City Cemetery Live-streaming of the services will be available on Fausett Mortuary Facebook page. Family and friends may sign the online guestbook and share memories of John at www.fausetmortuary.com.
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