John Egbert Codner
1949 ~ 2015

John Egbert Codner passed away on April 21, 2015, at the age of 66. He was born in Cortez, Colorado, the son of John Egbert Codner II and Devon Martha Bell Hansen.

He was the eldest of 9 children, from Monticello Utah. He grew up on a wheat farm driving a tractor and working on cars. He was athletic. He wrestled in high school, and later did intramural wrestling at SUU and BYU. He went to the College of Southern Utah one year before serving a 2 1/2 year LDS Mission to Chile. After returning from his mission he earned a physical education degree from BYU.

He married Nancy Trelikes in 1972 in the Manti Temple. They have 5 children and have lived in Utah Valley from then on. While attending BYU, he took a job as a printer for Cleon Skousen. This ended up becoming his main occupation. He printed for 38 years, and ran a business called MC Printing where he printed many books, and loved serving people.

He loved drag racing and varsity scouts. He served many years in the scouting program and earned the Silver Beaver award. He also earned two 50/20 medallions. He had many challenges in his life, yet he was the most forgiving and loving man. He loved his children very much and provided every opportunity for them, to develop talents, receive education, and enjoy vacations with the family.

He will be sorely missed by his wife and children. He was preceded in death by his father, John Egbert Codner, and his niece Misty Affleck. He is survived by his wife, Nancy Codner, and children Wendy Opthof, Michael Codner, Janae (Jason) Williams, Valerie (Rick) Anderson, and Benjamin (Tiffany) Codner, 10 grandchildren, his mother, Devon Codner and his 8 siblings.

Funeral services will be held Monday, April 27, 2015, at 11:00 am at the Edgemont 9th LDS Ward Chapel, 4300 North Canyon Road, Provo, Utah. Family and friends may call Sunday evening from 6:00-8:00 pm at the Edgemont 9th LDS Ward Chapel and also at an additional viewing on Monday morning from 9:30-10:30 am prior to services at the church. Interment will take place at the East Lawn Memorial Hills Cemetery.

 

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