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The Civic Improvement Association and the Lehi Round-Up Celebration Committee are pleased to honor John and Jeanette Rasmussen Haws as the Grand Marshals of the Lehi City Round-Up Celebration. They have spent their lives serving the people of Lehi. John and Jeanette are both Lehi natives and have been preserving Lehi history for years.
John has had a love of history since he was in school. He collected presidential pins, posters and histories of U.S. Presidents. John was student body president of Lehi High School (1973-1974). At the age of 21 after returning home from his LDS mission in England, John ran for Lehi City Council and served two terms from (1976-1984).
John and Jeanette were married September 10, 1999 and have been married for 18 years. They have seven kids and six grandchildren. Jeanette graduated from Weber State University with a teaching degree and taught first and second grade in the Jordan School District for 29 years. She loved the many opportunities she had to connect with her students.
John and Jeanette now concentrate their effort and time on gathering and preserving Lehi history. John has always had a love for history and found that Lehi City needed someone to archive all of the great and priceless moments of Lehi.
John spends hours reading and studying documents and photos of Lehi. He created a committee to help save the past in a collection of items, histories, photos, maps and stories about Lehi and its citizens. The Lehi Historical Society and Archives meet once a month and they spend countless hours filing, organizing, filming and arranging items for the Lehi Archives.
John and Jeanette’s favorite memories of Lehi are the parade and rodeo every year. John is now currently running 80 pictures for 80 days to celebrate the 80th year of the Lehi Round-Up Rodeo. John has been able to locate every single Free Press since the very first edition it was printed. John loves seeing a new picture and finds it so exciting to find out the story behind it.
John and Jeanette love helping families find more information for their genealogy and those that were connected to Lehi. John started with 5,500 archives from Richard Van Wagoner and the archives now have over 36,000 biographies, photos, stories and entries. They would like to get through everything so that the history of Lehi is organized and continued on even after he is gone. They want to keep the Lehi traditions alive for future generations. We are honored to have John and Jeanette Haws as our 2017 Lehi Round-Up Rodeo & Celebration Grand Marshals.