Thursday, June 19, 2008

Grandpa Johnson

Ward H. Johnson 10/20/1923 ~ 6/18/2008
Ward H. Johnson, 84, was called home June 18, 2008 of complications due to old age.Born Oct. 20, 1923 in Delta, UT as ninth child of Abner and Laura Johnson. His father died when he was almost five. Learned early in life importance of hard work to help his mother keep farm going, which he worked his entire life.
Married Bonnie Jean Conk, Dec. 28, 1943 in Deseret, UT. They enjoyed 65 wonderful years together on Johnson Homestead, raising everything from cows, sheep, pigs, horses to sugar beets. A state brand inspector for 30 years. Loved racing in chariot races, supporting the Delta Livestock Auction, and he always had a dog by his side.
Survived by wife: Bonnie; sons: Doug (Jane), Keith, Dennis (Peggy), all of Delta; daughters: Lynda (Richard) Hopkins, Eagle Mtn; Jewly (Murray) Harris, West Jordan; 33 grandchildren and 33 great-grand-children; sister: Helen Johnson Peterson. Special thanks to his loyal friend, Doyle Berry. Preceded in death by children: Roger and Joyce.
Services: Sat. June 21, 2008, 11 a.m., Gunnison Bend Ward Chapel, 188 N Main, Hinckley, UT. Friends call at Nickle Mortuary, 190 S. Center, Delta, Fri., 7-8 p.m., and Sat. at church, 9:30-10:40 a.m. Burial Holden, UT Cemetery. The family thanks Delta Care Center and staff and hospice for exceptional love and care they have provided our family.

My only Grandfather I have ever know passed away yesterday morning. I am so blessed to have been able to know him. It may be weird I posted his obituary notice, but yesterday I sat down with my Grandma and we wrote it since my brain is mushy today, I figured that would just some it up. I think every time I see wintergreen lifesavers, Hershey kisses and hear "Dolly" I will think of him. Wow, its such a blessing for him to pass, his body really failed him the last few years off his life. Oh and a special thanks to my sweet husband who took the day off, to watch Kolby so I could help my Grandma with whatever she needed.


Bryan said...

Tiff - so sorry to hear about your grandpa but sounds like it was for the best. Hope everything works out for the best for you and your family. Love ya Aunt Gin

Jimi said...

I'm sorry about your grandpa, even if it is for the best it doesn't mean it is an easy thing to go through. Hang in there. Tell Ryan hi.

The Jensens said...

I'm sorry for your loss Tiffany. Sounds like you had a special relationship with him.

Can you remind of your married last name, I want to put you on my link list