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.