John Henry Millecam

November 11, 1946 — October 17, 2016

John Henry Millecam

With heavy hearts, the Millecam family announces the loss of their Patriarch, John Henry Millecam. John was born on November 11, 1946 to Henry and Yvonne Millecam of Vernal, Utah. John was a true Vernal boy. Growing up, he enjoyed boating, fishing and camping with his siblings Sue (Wayne Slade), Jim (Becky) and Rosa (Nick Eaton). He loved serving the Navajo people in Arizona as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. John attended Brigham Young University where he met his bride, Deena Riley, a beautiful farm girl from Payson, Utah. After graduation, they moved to Vernal, where John went to work for his father in the car business. He loved his time at Utah Motor as it supported his family financially, but more importantly, it gave John the opportunity to meet and build relationships with so many people. After his son Paul's passing in 2007, John and Deena sold the business and served an LDS humanitarian mission in Indonesia. Using his business skills, water projects gave clean water to many villages. John and Deena shared their testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ to these humble people. Before and after his mission, John was honored to teach the gospel at the jail every Thursday night where he made eternal friends. John and Deena loved their time serving as missionaries from their home and traveling to Dutch John to teach and serve. At the time of his death, he was serving as a temple worker at the Vernal, Utah Temple. Other callings John had in the church included Scoutmaster (many times), Bishop, Executive Secretary to Area President, Stake Presidency, Temple Baptistery, and Home Teacher. John loved serving and teaching the gospel to the youth of the church through its Young Men and Scouting programs. John's love for Vernal inspired him to serve in many local leadership positions including: the Dinosaur Garden Planning Committee, the Uintah School District Board of Education, and the Parks and Recreation Board. However, his greatest joy was working side by side with individuals to better his hometown. John is survived by the love of his life and eternal companion, Deena Riley Millecam, his sons Kent (Jeannie), Chris (Launa), Zac (Diana), Blake (Courtney), and his daughters Danielle (Jeremy Raulianitis) and Stephanie (Kurt Finlayson). His parents, Henry and Yvonne; his son, Paul and his grandson, Elijah, preceded him in death. John is embracing the eternities with family past, family yet to come, his son and friend, Paul Riley Millecam, and his Savior, Jesus Christ. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11:00am in the Maeser LDS Stake Center (2745 W 1000 N). A viewing for family and friends will be Friday evening from 6-8:00pm and Saturday from 9-10:45am at the Stake Center. Burial will be in the Maeser Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Turning Point. Services are under the direction of Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
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