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We are now once again a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization. The IRS letter indicates the ‘date of exemption’ as of 9 March 2022.
2023 Bus Trip/Reunion
The John Pack House has been officially booked for Saturday August 5th in Salt Lake City. Bus tour information coming soon. Lots to do in the park for everyone. Negotiations with the Park have finally created a long-term contract leading to future reunions and activities in the home. We no longer have to pay rental on the house, and we get discounts during the reunion for entry in the park and activities. Start making your August plans now and tell your families!
Clyde Pack’s passing – Dec 2021
We were very saddened to hear of Clyde Pack’s passing recently. Clyde served for several years as President of The John Pack Family Association, was heavily involved in fundraising for the organization, and in the creation of the John Pack Home, and did some of the work on, John Pack as Revealed in the Records book.
His obituary is here and please also share memories of him on his tribute wall: https://www.myers-mortuary.com/obituary/Clyde-Pack
There will be a viewing for Clyde Pack at the Myers Mortuary in Roy UT on Wednesday, December 22, 2021. The address is 5850 S 1900 W, Roy, UT 84067. It will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
If you can’t make it to the viewing on the 22nd, there will be a viewing before the funeral on December 23rd from 9:30 am to 10:30 am at the chapel at 5850 South 2575 West, Roy, UT. The funeral will follow the viewing at 11:00 am.”
To connect with other John Pack family members, please consider, joining our Facebook group, signing up for our newsletter, and attending our reunion.
John Pack Genealogy
You can now open up John Pack’s genealogy in PAF using our John Pack Gedcom File (Right-click with your mouse on this text and select “Save Linked File As…” from the popup menu).
We now have hundreds of photos of John Pack and his descendants in our JPFA Photo Album. You can view the photos, add your comments to help identify or add information about them, or submit your own photo from a digital camera or scanner.
Please see the donate page for more ways you can help with genealogy, photos, documents, or cash donations.
We now have over 1,000 pages of John Pack’s progenitor genealogy online. Click on the links below to see what genealogy we have and what is missing.
You can also view the “Pack” genealogy forum on genealogy.com, or contact Kathleen P. Skinner, John Pack Family Association Genealogist, with your genealogy question.
Replacing John, Elizabeth, & Job Pack’s Headstone
|Current condition of headstone ^, Original condition V|
|Dear John Pack Family Descendants,|
What a wonderful reunion we had in August! Congrats to Gary Pack on pulling on the parts together. Margie Grider our Facebook manager showed us around the John Pack Home with ease.
Tracy Carr and Gary Pack’s children managed the online broadcast. Diane Quist and Gary Pack provided our lunches with creamies to end. Our program was amazing, focusing on Eliza Jane Graham.
Brian Stutzman provided history on her involvement at the trial after the murder of Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith. Nancy Potter, a descendant of Eliza gave insight to her life after leaving Nauvoo, and John Pack. Of course we sang the Alphabet Kids song and shared a few other stories about Nancy Booth and John. Thanks to Andi Zorn for managing the finance for the event.
Now it is time to move forward! We want to welcome all descendants of John Pack and his wives to continue to gather together. How many current descendants are living? Help us know. Join the Facebook groups and talk to each other. As we turn to our ancestry, may we seek out those not yet found. Let’s learn about their lives, gather stories, documents and the historical events they lived in.
TheGenealogy Committee under President Kathleen Skinner will meet soon to discuss our future projects. We would like to see a re-start of our DNA project to connect us firmly to New Jersey and across to England. We also have the 1750 gravestone of Job Pack, Elizabeth, and son John to replace in the Rahway Cemetery, New Jersey. Our shared Pack lines of Buckhout, Marsh and Greene could use some work, too. I invite anyone interested to join a Committee.
Committee Needs: Technology with the websites and DNA gathering. DNA Project manager, Newsletter Editor, Reunion 2023 planning, Helpers under the Vice Presidents including Facebook, Ancestral researchers . Lucy Janes GILES and Jessie Belle STIRLING VP’s.
John Pack Family Executive Committee … October 2021
President: Kathleen Skinner…[email protected]
Secretary: Tracy W. Carr … [email protected]
Treasurer: Brenda Rees …[email protected]
Laura Dieckmann.. VP Julia IVES …[email protected]
Diane Quist…VP Nancy BOOTH …[email protected]
Heather Pack…VP Ruth MOSHER …[email protected]
Jennifer Browning…VP Mary Jane WALKER …[email protected]
Brad Pack… Website Manager …[email protected] johnpackfamily.com
Larry Skinner…Membership Assistant… [email protected]
David R Pack… Historian/ Genealogy Webmaster: [email protected]
Margie Grider…Facebook Manager: [email protected] msn.com
Kathleen Skinner / JPFA President
Contact: [email protected] 801-513-7364
587 East 700 South
Centerville, Utah 84014