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Obituary - David E. Johnson

Article Date: 
29 April, 2011 (All day)


Loved by many, David “Dave” E. Johnson passed away peacefully at his home in Morgan, Utah on April 20, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.

Along with honorable discharges from various branches of the service Dave proudly retired after 39 years with Hill Air Force Base from which he was awarded several exemplary certificates and allowed him to enjoy extensive travel to various places, some of which included Korea, Canada,  Guam, Philippines and Hawaii.

David had a natural talent for photography, enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was a certified scuba diver with which he participated in water search and rescue.

Born in Ontario, OR on November 20, 1942 to William H. and Veda Johnson. He lost his beloved wife of 16 years, Jonna Mae Conley Johnson on October 9, 2002 and is survived by his only sibling LaVera (Jim) Rumpel having one nephew Doug Rumpel and four children: Lorene Rae (Gib) Earl having seven of his grandchildren, Larry David Wilson-Johnson, Gerry E. Johnson having two of his grandchildren, JoDee Marie (Reid) Osten.

Also survived by four stepchildren: John Thomas (Peggy) Burton, having six of his grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, Erin Jean (Len) Keenen having three of his grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, Lauri Ann (Phil) Royall having five of his grandchildren and one great-grandchild, and James Howard (Lisa) Burton having three of his grandchildren.

David was a lot of things, but above all he was and still is loved by all who knew him.

Funeral services were held on Monday, April 25, 2011 at Walker Mortuary in Morgan, UT. Viewings was held Sunday evening, April 24, from 6-8 p.m. and Monday prior to the service. 

Interment South Morgan Cemetery

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