John Peter Haydon
John Peter Haydon, 86, loving husband, dad, and grandpa formerly of Glenns Ferry, Mountain Home and Boise, died in Richland, Washington surrounded by his family on June 9, 2018. He was born November 8, 1931 in the family home in Hammett, son of William and Mabel (Bernt) Haydon Sr.
John attended school in Hammett and graduated from Glenns Ferry High School. In 1947 he met his high school sweetheart, Arvilla Rose, which was the best thing that happened to him. It was the beginning of a lasting friendship, love forever and a mate for the rest of his life. On October 14, 1950 he married Arvilla in Mountain Home, and they had three children John, Carol and Debbie.
From an early age John worked on the family farm in Hammett, and worked for his dad at his shop fixing machinery and cars, which began his love to work in the automotive field. During the 50s and 60s he worked in various jobs in Mountain Home, which included a partnership at B & H Chevron and his own business of Haydon's Transmissions.
In 1967 the family moved to Boise, where John was employed at AAMCO Transmissions. From 1969-1977 he taught in the Automotive Department at Boise State University before returning to work at AAMCO.
In 1979, John and Arvilla moved to Kennewick, Washington where he owned and operated AAMCO Transmissions until his retirement with the help of his son, John, who continued the business.
John loved spending time with family. He enjoyed family parties, playing games, going on vacations (especially with the grandkids) and was a prankster. He was loved by everyone who met him and many thought of him as dad or a brother they never had.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers William (Bill) Jr, Elmer, Tommy, a sister Carol, grandson Todd Holgerson and great-grandson Michael Bowen. He is survived by his wife Arvilla of Kennewick, Washington, his son, John W. (Dianne) Haydon of Richland, Washington, two daughters Carol (Martin) Uresti of West Jordan, Utah, Debbie (Steve) Jester of West Valley City, Utah, 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, his brother James (Terri) Haydon of Mountain Home, brother-in-law LaVon (Ruby) Rose of Pocatello, sister in-laws Betty Haydon of Glenns Ferry, Donna Sloan of Mountain Home, Wilma Armitage of Summerville, South Carolina and several nephews and nieces.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2018 at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home. A viewing will be held one hour before services. Burial will be at Glenns Rest Cemetery in Glenns Ferry.
A special thanks to all the loving caregivers, staff and friends from Regency Canyon Lakes Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Bonaventure of the Tri-Cities, and Hospice who assisted John and his family throughout the last several months.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association.