John Stuart Depert passed away on November 28, 2018. John was born in Los Angeles, CA on April 17, 1941. He served in the Army as a radar operator for the Nike missiles in Alaska and had a full career at US West. John was an avid volunteer at the Phoenix Zoo, the Child Crisis Center in Phoenix as well as in Payson, AZ, the Pine-Strawberry School and the Commemorative Air Force. John loved to garden and was an active member of Valley of the Sun Gardeners for many years. He will be remembered for his kindness, compassion and sense of humor. He is survived by his son, Jason (Christy) and daughter, Sara (Fred). A memorial service will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery at 23029 N. Cave Creek Rd. in Phoenix on Thursday, January 3rd at 10AM. Arrangements entrusted to Messinger Indian School Mortuary.