John Harry Tait, age 75, passed away February 12, 1998, at the home of his daughter in West Valley City, UT, after a long struggle with Alzheimer disease.

He was born in Ajo, Arizona on October 25, 1922 to John H. Tait and Emma Ericksen Tait. He married Mary H. Tilghman on April 12, 1945. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Mesa, Arizona LDS Temple on April 12, 1955. A veteran of World War II. He retired from the Coast Guard Reserve after 39 years. He graduated from ASU with a BS and MPA degree. He was employed by Salt River Project and Maricopa County in Arizona and Salono County inCalifornia.He is survived by his wife, Mary; two sons, Alan C. Tait (Ruth), Tempe, Arizona, Thomas J. Tait

(Diana), Peoria, Arizona; and daughter, Susan T. Robinson (Dale), West Valley City, Utah; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and one brother, Thomas E. Tait, Phoenix, Arizona.

Funeral services will be held in Tempe,

Arizona.

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