Obituary: SNOW, JOHN

Published: Saturday, Aug. 30 2014 10:41 a.m. MDT

John Spencer Snow1944 ~ 2012John "Spencer" Snow passed away at his home in Douglas, Georgia, April 20, 2012, following a seven year struggle with the debilitating effects of a stroke. Spencer was born to the late Dr. Spencer and Esther Snow on July 8, 1944 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was the youngest of three children. Spencer attended Salt Lake City Schools and graduated from East High School. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctorate Degrees at the University of Utah. While attending the University of Utah, he was a member of the Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and served as an associate Justice of the Moot Court Society in law school. He also attended the graduate school of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C. Spencer was formerly a deputy prosecutor for Salt Lake City and an assistant Attorney General for the State of Utah being a member of the American Bar Association, Utah State Bar Association, and the District of Columbia Bar. He was a partner in the law firm of Snow and Halliday in Salt Lake City where he practiced for over 30 years.Spencer married Deborah Roberts, October 21, 1983 in the Salt Lake Temple. They were blessed with two boys, John Robert "J.R." and Richard. He loved his sons and created memorable experiences with them. One of the great legacies Spencer left his sons was his love of reading. Spencer had a passion for reading and instilled that love of reading to them at a very early age. He was an energetic individual and full of life and a strong work ethic. He led an example of faith, integrity, strength, perseverance and endurance. His compassion and service toward others through his leadership at Project Turn and his great sense of humor has touched many lives. He had a quick wit and loved to tell stories, jokes and made everyone laugh. Spencer loved classical music and was an accomplished pianist. He loved the outdoors, hiking, biking, skiing, running, swimming and spending time with his family. His dedication and love for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was evident throughout his life. Spencer served a two and half year LDS mission in the Bavarian Germany Mission and opened the Italian Mission. He served faithfully in his church callings and particularly enjoyed being a Gospel Doctrine teacher in various organizations.Spencer is survived by his wife, Debbie, and their children John Robert "J.R." (Laura) and Richard (Lexie). His two older sisters, Sondra Snow and Cynthia Snow, also survive him. His nieces and nephews dearly love him.The family would like to thank Madglean (Maggie) Pace who faithfully gave personalized care for several years, Bethany Hospice and Visiting Nurses. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the LDS Church Perpetual Education Fund.Funeral services will be held Friday, April 27, 2012 at 11:00am at the LDS Douglas 1st Ward in Douglas, Georgia. The family will receive visitors at Sims Funeral Home, Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.