John Alfred Hebert
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1927 -2008

0ur loving husband, father, grandfather and brother passed away peacefully on Feb. 17, 2008, after many years of battling Parkinson's disease.

John was born on Nov. 9, 1927, to Eva Jacques and Adonis Hebert in Lafayette, La. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Paul Theriot. He attended school until the l0th grade at which time he quit to work. He later obtained his GED and even attended some college classes. In 1946, John entered the Army and was stationed in Japan. He was with the 11th Airborne Division until he sustained a back injury. In July 1947, John was discharged as part of the demobilization plan but reenlisted later that year. He served several tours of duty in various locations including Okinawa, Japan; Dugway; Edgewood, Md.; Anchorage, Alaska; and Fort McCellen, Ala. John was proud to have honorably served his country for 20 years. John retired honorably from the Army in 1966. At that time he moved with his family to Salt Lake City where he attended barber school and successfully obtained his license. After barbering in various locations he finally ended up at Dugway Proving Ground. While at Dugway he later started a career with Civil Service for which he worked several positions until his retirement in 1988. Even during his Civil Service career John continued to barber and would give fellow workers and friends haircuts. John loved to box when he was younger and to the end was a fighter. In the service he was an expert marksman and he never lost those skills. John was an avid hunter and fisherman always looking for the next trip. Even in his later years he always looked forward to the next fishing trip and would go on fishing outings with various groups. He was always willing to share his skills and knowledge with others. John was a friend to all. He loved to cook and was well known for many of his dishes, but he truly loved seeing others enjoy his food. After his retirement from Civil Service, John owned and operated a concession trailer along with Hebert's Pizzas. He catered for several years and was well known at the Rush Valley Rodeo for his large and tasty selection of food.

John was born on Nov. 9, 1927, to Eva Jacques and Adonis Hebert in Lafayette, La. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Paul Theriot. He attended school until the l0th grade at which time he quit to work. He later obtained his GED and even attended some college classes. In 1946, John entered the Army and was stationed in Japan. He was with the 11th Airborne Division until he sustained a back injury. In July 1947, John was discharged as part of the demobilization plan but reenlisted later that year. He served several tours of duty in various locations including Okinawa, Japan; Dugway; Edgewood, Md.; Anchorage, Alaska; and Fort McCellen, Ala. John was proud to have honorably served his country for 20 years. John retired honorably from the Army in 1966. At that time he moved with his family to Salt Lake City where he attended barber school and successfully obtained his license. After barbering in various locations he finally ended up at Dugway Proving Ground. While at Dugway he later started a career with Civil Service for which he worked several positions until his retirement in 1988. Even during his Civil Service career John continued to barber and would give fellow workers and friends haircuts. John loved to box when he was younger and to the end was a fighter. In the service he was an expert marksman and he never lost those skills. John was an avid hunter and fisherman always looking for the next trip. Even in his later years he always looked forward to the next fishing trip and would go on fishing outings with various groups. He was always willing to share his skills and knowledge with others. John was a friend to all. He loved to cook and was well known for many of his dishes, but he truly loved seeing others enjoy his food. After his retirement from Civil Service, John owned and operated a concession trailer along with Hebert's Pizzas. He catered for several years and was well known at the Rush Valley Rodeo for his large and tasty selection of food.

John is survived by Leola Hebert, his wife of 55 years; son, John (Sue) Hebert of Elko, Nev.; daughter, Jana (Steve) Powell of Park City; grandchildren, Jason Hebert, Shilo Hebert, Bryce Powell and Kevin Powell; great-grandchildren, Hesten Staples and Paytin Staples; sisters, Louise Fruge of Houston, Texas, Yvette Leger (Merlin) of Lafayette, La., Margrite Cavalli (Louis) of Houston, Texas; brothers, JP Theriot (Rachelle) of Ville Plate, La., and Raymond Theriot of Lafayette, La. John was preceded in death by his beloved mother, Eva Theriot; father, Adonis Hebert; stepfather, Paul Theriot; and son, Michael Hebert.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Utah State Veteran Nursing home for their kind and professional care of John for the last two years, especially Stacy and Jarad.

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