Marian Elizabeth Johnson
October 24, 1927 ~ May 26, 2015
Viewing: Tuesday, June 2, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Washington Terrace LDS 5th Ward, 5100 South 350 West and on Wednesday, June 3, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Eden Wolf Creek LDS Chapel, 2900 North Highway 162, Eden, UT
Funeral services Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eden Wolf Creek LDS Chapel, 2900 North Highway 162, Eden, UT
Interment: Mt. View Eden Cemetery
Ogden – Our loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend, Marian Elizabeth Johnson, 87, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015 surrounded by her family at her home in Riverdale, Utah. She was born on October 24, 1927 in Columbus, North Dakota, a daughter of Purson H. and Evangeline Best Palmer. She met her husband, Charles Blaine Johnson, in 1945 after she moved from North Dakota with her parents to Utah. They were married May 9, 1947 in Brigham City, Utah. Their vows were solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on May 9, 1955. He preceded her in death on July 14, 2014. They recently would have celebrated their 68th anniversary. They resided in Ogden, Roy, Eden and Riverdale. She had resided in Eden for 45 years and Riverdale for 3 years. Marian graduated from Weber High School in 1945. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, where she served as Relief Society President and counselor, Sunday School Teacher, Primary President, visiting teacher and other callings. She and her husband served a mission in 1993 at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. She worked along with her husband as his secretary for 11 years. She enjoyed gardening, skiing, reading, golfing, and doing family history. Most of all she loved being with her family. The family would like to thank the caregivers who helped with her life for the past two years. She is survived by her three children: Randy Johnson (Vicki) of South Weber; Sheryl Gibson (Roy) of Roy; Jeff Johnson (Lisa) of Pleasant View; 13 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren; four siblings, Gerald Palmer (Frances) of Roy; Gary Palmer (Marie) of Texas; Geneva Townsend (Gordan) of Texas; Betty Petroff (Tom) of Tooele. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, C. Blaine, two siblings, Robert and Richard, and one great granddaughter, Hailey Ann Barnes. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the LDS Humanitarian Fund. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eden Wolf Creek LDS Chapel, 2900 North Highway 162, Eden, UT. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 2, at the Washington Terrace LDS 5th Ward, 5100 South 350 West from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday at the church in Eden from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be in the Mt. View Eden Cemetery.
Dear Johnson Family:
Previous commitments will prevent us from paying our personal respects to all of you, so we want to express our love and condolences on the passing of your exceptional mother. She and your dad always had a special bond and knack for enjoying life together. How fitting that their separation has been relatively brief. We know they were proud of all of you and loved you dearly. May the Lord bless you to keep your family ties strong as the best way to honor them.
Marlin and Kathy Jensen