John Southwick will celebrate his 80th birthday Monday, Dec. 9.
Born Dec. 9, 1939, in Salt Lake City, to parents John and Dorothy Southwick, he later married Sue.
John taught school in Dugway for seven years and at Pahvant Elementary and Red Hills Middle School in Richfield for 28 years. He spent many years coaching basketball and supporting his kids and grandkids playing ball. He loves to spend time farming and watching kids and grandkids play ball.
John has four children including Greg and Robyn Southwick, Central Valley; Shane and Marianne Southwick, Palmer, Alaska; Sindi and Thurl Bailey, Alpine; and Jed and Jamie Southwick, Glenwood.
He also has 17 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.