John Mather, 84, long-devoted member of the , died of a heart ailment at his home in Salt Lake City, on March 4.

He was known best in the community as founder and owner of the Mather Eggs Co. and a landscape gardener.

He served a mission for the LDS Church to the Southern States.

John Mather was born Sept. 23, 1887 in Smithfield, Cache County, Utah to Thomas E. and Mary Ann Cantwell Mather. He married Leone Irene Robinson on April 5, 1911 in the Salt Lake Temple. She died Oct. 6, 1971.

Survivors: sons, daughters, J. Lyndon Graham, “G. R.”, Mrs. J. Byron (June) Engar, Mrs. Ralph W. (Janice) Moffat, all Salt Lake City, 23 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, sister, Mrs. Zina M. Sorensen, Salt Lake City.

Funeral services were held March 9 in the Grant Eighth Ward Chapel and burial was in the Sunset Lawn Mausoleum.

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