Cover photo for John Stanley Elmer's Obituary
1939 Stan 2022

John Stanley Elmer

January 8, 1939 — October 15, 2022

Bountiful, UT

John Stanley Elmer was born January 8, 1939, in Payson, Utah and left this life peacefully after a long battle with diabetes and Alzheimer’s. He endured many challenges but never complained. He was, and is, an example to many.

Stan married JoAnne Barker on November 8, 1962, in the Logan LDS Temple. He attended the University of Utah and graduated with a BA degree in architecture. During his career he worked for the University of Utah, Weber County Planning Commission, and the State of Utah. Stan took early retirement at age 49 and became a prolific artist in watercolors and acrylics.

Stan loved life and had a strong testimony of his Savior and served faithfully in the LDS Church in many capacities, including Bishop, High Counselor, and Ward Mission Leader. He honored his Priesthood and had many choice spiritual experiences that he shared freely and often.

Stan and JoAnne loved traveling. He was a romantic at heart and loved nature and heaven. He loved to eat and was always found near the front of any buffet line.

He is survived by his eternal companion, JoAnne; his brother Lowell (Susan); and his sister Frances Day (Dwight) and many dear nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He is preceded in death by his brother Erland and sister-in-law Janice.

In a word, Stan was HAPPY.

A family graveside service and internment will be held at the Bountiful City Cemetery on Friday, October 21, 2022, at 11:00 a.m.

Messages and tributes may be left in the "Guestbook" on this obituary page.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of John Stanley Elmer, please visit our flower store.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Graveside Service

Friday, October 21, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Bountiful City Cemetery

2224 S 200 W, Bountiful, UT 84010

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.


Visits: 600

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree