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John Marshall Brough passed away on February 3, 2023, near his home in Preston, Idaho. He was born on April 29, 1939, in Los Angeles, California. He was the first child and son of Robert Marshall Brough and Utahna Clayton Peterson.
As a young man John was active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) and earned his Eagle Scout award. During his high school years, John played baseball and participated in ROTC activities and cross-country and track events. In 1957 he graduated from Herbert Hoover High School in San Diego, California.
Following his high school graduation, John attended Utah State University in Logan, Utah, for two years, before accepting a call to serve a two-year church mission to Great Britain. From 1959 to 1961, John was a missionary in the British Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He served in such areas as Manchester, London, Brighton, South Hampton, Staffordshire, and Wales. He also served as an Assistant to the British Mission President, President Browning Woodbury.
After returning home from his mission John resided in southern California, where he worked for Sears & Roebuck Company and later for Pacific Bell Telephone and Telegraph. In 1965, John married Linda D. Smith; they divorced in 1984.
During the early 1960’s, John served two years in USC’s Air Force ROTC. From 1964 to 1968, he served as a 1st Lieutenant in the Air Force Reserves. He flew a Lockheed T33 Jet Trainer plane between Los Angeles and Nellis Air Force Base (in southern Nevada) during training periods and was getting ready to fly F105 Thunderbirds until he decided not to reenlist following his four-year military service in 1968.
In 1985, John moved to Preston, Idaho, where he worked on a number of construction projects in southern Idaho and northern Utah. On September 1,1990, John married Nannette Lower in Preston.
In 2002, John retired from construction work and began serving as a volunteer genealogist and historian for the Brough Family Organization. His dedicated efforts and unique research abilities resulted in numerous additions, corrections and extensions to the genealogies and histories of many Brough-related families and their descendants in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. John also served as a staff member and genealogical consultant at the Family History Center in Preston, Idaho.
John is preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Madeline and Marsha-Lynne, and is survived by his loving wife, Nannette Lower; by his step-son, Brent Croshaw; and by his brothers, R. Clayton Brough and Robert M. Brough, Jr.
Services will be held on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E., Preston, Idaho. A viewing will be held Wednesday from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Webb Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Preston Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com
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