John A. Golden

Funeral services for John A. Golden, 97, Lawrence will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2014 at the First Presbyterian Church in Lawrence. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. He died March 25, 2014 at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.
John was born February 16, 1917 in Victor, Colorado the son of V.A. and Louise E. (Lartigue) Golden.
He served his country in the Army during World War II. He worked as a Maintenance Supervisor at Farmland Industries for a number of years.
He was a member of Masonic Lodge, Sertoma and very involved with the First Presbyterian Church, where he served as Elder. He was also very active in Habitat for Humanity.
He married Sarah Jane Elliott on September 20, 1940 in Denver, Colorado. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Nancy (Jack) Biddle of Nampa, Idaho; six grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; one brother, Val Golden of Denver, CO; and one sister, Lucille of California.
He was preceded in death by his son, James A. Golden in 2012.
The family will greet friends from 5-7 p.m. on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.
The family suggests memorials in his name to First Presbyterian Church or to Habitat for Humanity and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
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7 Condolences

  1. Barb young Innes on March 28, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I will always remember Mr. Golden for his kindness and helpfulness with my mom and dad! He will be so missed!
    Barb Young Innes

  2. Susan Turner on March 28, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Mr Golden
    You are an inspiration to everyone who knew you
    and you were the hardest worker on any job site
    You will be missed

  3. Sadie Deaton on March 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    I will always remember John Golden as a soft spoken gentleman in a very caring way. He loved the card game of BRIDGE with his
    University Club members and a very good player too. Yes, you will be missed.

  4. Sharon Johnson on March 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    May this verse at, Revelation 21:3, 4 bring consolation to your family: “I heard a loud voice from the throne say: ‘Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.’” Please take comfort in this God given promise.

  5. Ralph P. Reed on March 31, 2014 at 1:47 am

    John, you were a friend, mentor, brother and teacher. I know you no longer hurt as you have passed beyond where no man hurts. I will miss you terribly. I will remember you for the rest of my days.
    – Ralph P. Reed

  6. Jane Reed Wilson on March 31, 2014 at 7:56 am

    To my childhood friend Nancy, her mother and the rest of her family, my condolences on the loss of your father. May you find comfort in the appreciation of his far-reaching positive impact on others. I didn’t know him well, but my brother knew him through Masons and through his deep respect for him, I grew to understand what a great person he was. I was always pleased to hear that he asked about me. Sending you hugs and love during this difficult time. Jane Reed Wilson

  7. Jen Flippin on March 31, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    My condolences on your loss. I am a Habitat for Humanity homeowner and can look all around me for reminders of such a faithful volunteer and giving spirit. He will be missed.

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