Obituary: JOHNSON, EILEEN

Published: Thursday, July 24 2014 5:19 p.m. MDT

Eileen Felix Johnson 1919 ~ 2011

Eileen Felix Johnson died Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at Timpanogos Hospital in Orem, Utah. She was born October 24, 1919 in Leamington, Utah to Jacob Felix and Permelia Greener Felix. She grew up in Springville, Utah on a farm, attending schools there. She completed more than two years at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, before serving a two year Spanish-American Mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Eileen liked school and was an active student. She was always active in Church, serving in many positions of the auxiliaries, both in the wards and stakes where she lived. She also assisted in the Church Social Services in three stakes. Eileen married Leonard Haws Johnson April 20, 1945 in the Salt Lake Temple, at the end of World War II. She returned to BYU, after her marriage and birth of her first child, graduating in June 1948. In 1959, it became necessary to return to school at the University of Utah, where she earned certification to teach English and Spanish in the Salt Lake City School District. She also completed certification in Special Education to teach in the Granite School District and the Division of Continuing Education at the University of Utah. She completed a Masters Degree at the University of Utah and was certified as a School Psychologist for the Granite School District. Eileen loved reading, music, cooking, and keeping a home for her family. During her years in Springville she enjoyed singing in chorus, duets, and solos for church programs, weddings, funerals, and at socials and clubs. She performed in plays and operettas. She enjoyed her surviving four children, 19 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren, talking and encouraging them in their talents and achievements. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard H. Johnson, and is survived by children Elena Smith (Vance) Royse City, Texas; Kent F. Johnson (Susan, deceased) Salt Lake City; Mary Ann Franson (Rex) Provo, Utah; L. Dee Johnson (Valerie) West Jordan, Utah; and one sister, LaZell Druce, Orem, Utah. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 15, 2011, at the Draper Utah Riverview Stake Center, 12101 South 700 West, Draper, Utah. A viewing will be held prior to the service at noon. Interment will be at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Gardens, Salt Lake City, Utah. Condolences may be emailed to the family at info@bergmortuary.com. The family would like to thank those at The Courtyard at Jamestown, Orchard Park Care Center, Mike with Sunbrook Home Health Care, and especially Dr. Peter Duros and the staff at Timpanogos Hospital for their care and support of our mother these last several years.