John (Jack) Ronald Hood, passed away November 16, 1990 in Salt Lake City. He was 90 years old.
He was born October 6, 1900 in Salina, Utah a son of John and Margaret Strang Hood. Married Reta Bates, May 8, 1926 in Richfield, Utah.He served in the Navy in World War I. As a linotype operator, he worked at the Richfield Reaper, a weekly newspaper; at the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. and at the Newspaper Agency Corporation in Salt Lake City. Mr. Hood directed the Richfield Girls Drum and Bugle Corp. They received many trophies when they appeared in Utah parades. Their trip to the American Legion Convention in Los Angeles and the Lions Convention in Oakland, California gave the girls recognition for their excellent performances.
He also had a dance band, THE STROLLERS, and in the late 1920's and the 1930's they played for many dances in Richfield and surrounding towns.
He is survived by his wife, Reta; two sons and two daughters, John R. and Mildred Hood, Las Vegas, Nevada; Robert L. and Janet Shipp, Walnut Creek, California; Ronald L. and Joan Merz, Salt Lake City and Robert J. and Jill Hood, Indianapolis, Indiana; 16 grandchildren and 15 great grandchildren. Preceded in death by a daughter Rita Jean Hood Contestable, his parents, sister Vivian Hood Gurr, two brothers, Kenneth L. and Francis N. Hood.
Graveside services will be held Monday, 1:00 p.m., November 19, 1990 at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 S. Highland Drive on Sunday evening from 6-7p.m.
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