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Don Henning Johnson obituary

Tooele Transcript
Tuesday, 05 April 2005

Don Henning Johnson, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away peacefully on April 2, 2005, at the LDS Hospital following heart surgery.

He was born April 22, 1923, in Grantsville, Utah to Charles E. and Ellen G. Johnson. He was the youngest of nine children. Don graduated from Grantsville High School and Henager Business College where he served as Student Body President. He was a proud veteran of WWII, serving his country in India.

He married the love of his life, Jeanine Jefferies on Feb. 26, 1947. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple. Don retired from Tooele Army Depot after a long and successful career in the Personnel Department. He later enjoyed working at the Lake Point Salt Company. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served faithfully in many callings including Bishop, Stake President and Patriarch.

He enjoyed music, gardening, sports, and playing trumpet in bands with his lifelong friends. He loved his family, church, Swedish heritage, country and friends. His life was a perfect example of love, service and dedication to his family, church and country.

He was adored by his wife, children, and grandchildren. He will be remembered for his wit and charm.

Survived by his loving wife of 58 years and three children, Connie (Larry) Palmer of Orem, Karen (Tim) Parks and Eric (Annette) Johnson of Grantsville; 11 grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. He is survived by his sister Norma England and brother Joe Johnson. He was preceded in death by a son, Larry Don; parents, sisters; Edla, Bessie, Mary, Virginia, Della and brother Tennyson.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 5. Interment at Grantsville City Cemetery.

Don Henning Johnson obituary

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