Friday, January 9, 2009

"We lost our good friend JonJuan this week. He was a wonderful friend and man. We are so glad that he was able to be sealed to his sweetheart Dawn before his passing - she brought so much joy to his life. I will always have fond memories of "throwing the rock" (bowling) with Jon and his rocker pose after a strike. We will also miss his humor and gentle heart. Thanks for all the good memories Jon.

I have posted his obituary below."

Jonathan Gerrit Peter Paine

Jonathan Gerrit Peter Paine passed away January 6, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jon was born June 4, 1973 to J. Peter and Pamela Paine in Pittsburgh, PA, the youngest of 5 children. He grew up in Pittsburgh and San Jose, CA. He served an honorable mission in the Illinois Peoria Mission, attended UVU, earning a degree in Human Behavior, and worked for Neways International, Inc. in Salem, UT.

Jon took the love of his life, Dawn Louise Andrus, to the Salt Lake City Temple where they were sealed for time and all eternity on September 20, 2008.

Jon had a joyful, humorous, exuberant spirit and loved all kinds of music, fast cars, and good food. He enjoyed playing games with his family and watching his favorite sports teams, but most of all, spending time with his Dawnie-girl.

Jon is survived by his bride Dawn, his mother, Pamela Paine, 2 brothers, David, Jeffrey (Carolyn) and a sister, Kellene Vella (Shon). He was a beloved uncle to 6 nephews and 3 nieces, Ethan, Erica, Benjamin, Jared, Rebekah and Rachel Paine, Tyrie, Kelson and Brady Vella. He is also survived by his father and mother-in-law, Douglas D. and Audrey Andrus. He was preceded in death by his father and older brother, Joel. Theirs was a joyous reunion.

The family would like to thank the valiant staff of the University of Utah Medical Center who worked so heroically in his behalf the final hours of his mortal sojourn.

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 1:00 pm in the Edgemont 8th Ward Chapel, 3050 Mojave Lane, Provo, UT. A viewing will be held on Friday evening from 6-8, at Berg Mortuary, 185 East Center, Provo, UT and at the church on Saturday from 11-12:30 prior to the funeral. Interment will be at the Provo City Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to

In lieu of flowers, donations are appreciated at UCCU in Jonathan Paine's name.


Angela said...

Sorry to hear about your loss, I remember hearing about JonJuan, hope you are doing okay.

Anonymous said...

He sounds like he was a wonderful guy. So young to pass on already. I am sorry you and his family lost a dear friend and loved one. Aunt Donn