John  Payne
John  Payne
John  Payne

Obituary of John Russell Payne

John Russell Payne 


John Russell Payne was 77 years old when he passed on 4 September 2022.  He is survived by his Wife of 33 years, Alice M. Payne, Sons Russell D. Payne and Brian S. Payne, Daughters Michelle D. Payne, Cheryl L. Maldonado,  Nicole E. Hiebert, Amber M. Sasina, eight Grandchildren and one great Grandchild.

John proudly served in the United Stated Army for 26 Years.  He stood honorably at the tip of the spear during the height of the Cold War.  Be it by patrolling his sector of the Wall while stationed in Berlin, Germany as a young Staff Sergeant or by standing sentry as a Pershing Missile Technician, Chief Warrant Officer 4, supporting our nations Strategic Nuclear Deterrence. 

After the military, John continued to serve his community for 10 years as a Water Quality Engineer for the Colorado State Health Department. 

His retirement years were spent traveling and spending time with kids and grandkids.   

John was beloved by all and will be greatly missed by family, friends and coworkers.

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