By HDN staff
EAST GARLAND, Utah Johnny Raymond Zygmond, 70, died Friday, April 30, 1999, in Salt Lake City, of cancer.
Memorial services with military honors were held last week.
Zygmond was born May 17, 1928, in Havre, to Alexander and Olga Zygmond. He was raised and educated in Havre. He graduated from high school and continued to college and vocational training throughout his life. He served in the United States Army during WWII.
After an honorable discharge from the Army he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He was a highly decorated member of the Air Force, serving in the Korean War and the Vietnam conflict, before retiring with an honorable discharge, as a Master Sergeant.
After his discharge from the Air Force he was employed at Morton Thiokol as an electronics engineer, until his retirement.
Zygmond enjoyed spending time with his family, reading, gardening, traveling, fishing. He also ejoyed family history, and visited Portland to do reasearch and visit relatives. He was a member of the Santa Ana Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Jack.
Survivors include a son, Jim Zygmond, of Missoula; a daughter, Vicki Byram-Haney, of Dallas, Texas; three brothers, Joe, Lou, and Alex; sisters, Margaret Webb and Jane Callahan; seven grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.