John Latimer, Jr., 85, long-time member of the , Sons of the Utah Pioneers, died of natural causes on Nov. 12, 1971 in a Salt Lake City rest home.

Mr. Latimer was a retired railroad mail clerk, a high priest in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a former proselytizing missionary to New Zealand.

He was born Jan. 13, 1886 in Salt Lake City, to John and Patria Latimer. He married Katherine May Holiday, Nov. 14 in the Salt Lake Temple.

Survivors include: widow, sons and daughters, John Howard, William E., Mrs. Carol L. Child, all of Salt Lake City; Mrs. Katherine M. Kreile, Saugus, Calif.; Mrs. Reta H. Hall, Richmond, Calif.; Mrs. Beulah M. Lane, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; brothers, William H., James W., George W., all of Salt Lake; Hugh S., San Bernardino, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Clara Roberts, Salt Lake City; Mrs. Leona Beck, San Francisco, Calif.

Funeral services were held Nov. 15 in the Garden Heights North Ward Chapel and burial was in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.

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