John C. Linford, former Kaysville mayor, City Council member and director of the Weber Basin Water Conservancy District, died at his home Sunday at the age of 88.

A lifelong resident of Kaysville, Mr. Linford served as the mayor of Kaysville on two separate occasions, originally for six years and later for four years. He also spent seven years on the City Council and another 17 years on the water-district board, including two as chairman.He served as chairman of the Central Sewer Board and of the Ration Board, in addition to being the director of the Haights Creek Irrigation Co. He was a charter member of the Kaysville Rotary Club.

The cities of Kaysville and Fruit Heights honored him in 1986 for those many years of community service.

Mr. Linford was a dairy farmer and cattleman and also held many leadership positions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, including 18 years as manager of the Kaysville and Davis Stake Farm.

The funeral will be held Wednesday, March 13, at 11 a.m. at the Kaysville 16th Ward, 50 W. 300 South. Friends may call Tuesday, 6-8 p.m., at the Kaysville City Municipal Building, 23 E. Center St., and also Wednesday at the ward from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Burial will be in the Kaysville City Cemetery.