John Michael Reading, 62, of Blackfoot, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012 at his home.
\He was born April 20, 1950 in Chadron, Neb., to John William and Betty Jean Feldhousen Reading.Â John was raised and attended school in Chadron. Â Â Â Â Â Â
On July 7, 1973 he married Kay Marie Larsen in Rexburg.Â After their marriage they lived in Nebraska for two years, then moved to Pocatello for a year and a half.Â They moved to Blackfoot in 1977.Â Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on March 17, 1979.Â
BLACKFOOT â€” Kenneth Finis Brown looks you in the eye and speaks of the sacrifices made by veterans to keep this country free.
"Patriotism is not dead," he said.
Brown has been working for veterans for the past 50 years.
Born in Peoria, Ill., in 1922, Brown is a World War II veteran, having served in the U.S. Navy as a gunner's mate from 1943-1945. He served on convoy duty.
Brown sailed the world, serving in both the Pacific and Atlantic theaters as well as in the Mediterranean.