John Richard BEST

March 16, 1938November 19, 2021

John Richard BEST, age 83, of Mesa, Arizona passed away on Friday, November 19, 2021. John was born March 16, 1938.

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Bryan Nordmark

December 6, 2021

I had the high honor and pleasure to know John for the last twenty years. He was my stepfather, but also took the mantle of a father-figure to me in so many ways. He exemplified character, compassion and loyalty through his unwavering actions. What I fondly remember the most of him is that he came along in my mother's life when she was alone and in need of love and support the most. I'll miss you greatly, John, you were one heck of a straight shooter. May your soul be at peace.

Much Love,
Jenny & Bryan

Arletta Rud

December 1, 2021

John was a classmate at Eau Claire High School in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, graduating with the class of 1956. He was one of those guys you always remember, especially for his wit and mischievious ways..and his red hair! On behalf of the class, I'm sending sincere sympathy to his wife, Jan, and all his family and friendship AZ.

Arletta Gylland Rud