John D. Cummings

John D. Cummings

June 1, 1947 – December 16, 2018

Age 71 of Omaha, NE.  John was born in Salt Lake City, Utah to Boyd and Marjorie Cummings. He grew up in Midway, Utah and at the age of 19, he served a 2-year mission in Chile for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

He married his high school sweetheart, Marlene Wright, on August 29, 1969 in the Salt Lake City Temple. As a graduate of Brigham Young University, John began working for the Union Pacific Railroad, a career path that would relocate him and his family to Omaha, NE where he retired in 2012.

John had many passions that included tennis, snow skiing, travel, and technology. He especially appreciated gathering his family at Utah’s Snowbird Ski Resort. John enjoyed serving in many roles in his church, most recently as Bishop to Omaha’s Rockbrook Ward. Due to his involvement in the Boy Scouts of America, he was recognized with the Silver Beaver Award.

He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Marlene; siblings: Boyd (Carol) Cummings, Kay (Max) Evans, Jean Heyrend, Bruce (JoAnn) Cummings; his children: Logan (Karen) Cummings, Jessica (David) Barlow, Erianne (Colby) Poulson, Joslyn (Jesse) Hintz, and Dylan (Carly) Cummings; and fourteen adored grandchildren.

Viewing Friday, December 21st from 7pm to 8:30pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL SERVICES: Saturday, December 22nd at 11AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 11027 Martha St. with an additional viewing beginning at 10am.





  • Bruce Cummings & JoAnn Posted December 19, 2018 4:53 pm

    With love and sympathy

  • Bruce & JoAnn Cummings Posted December 19, 2018 4:56 pm

    With love and sympathy.

  • Evie Kava Posted December 19, 2018 9:55 pm

    Dylan & Family, please accept my sincere sympathy at the passing of your father. If you are any indication of who your father was, he had to be a wonderful person. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Evie

  • Peggy Lawton Posted December 21, 2018 1:37 pm

    I worked with John for many years at Union Pacific. He was a fantastic individual and always a smile on his face. Sincere sympathy to his family….Peggy (Doty) Lawton

  • Joyce Faltis-Serenil Posted December 21, 2018 9:02 pm

    To John’s family, I am so sorry to learn this news. I worked directly for John for many years and he was my favorite boss at UPRR. He treated me well and with kindness & respect. I am out of town and am very sorry to miss his services.

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