Obituary: JOHNSON, VIOLET

Published: Friday, Aug. 1 2014 11:11 a.m. MDT

Violet Daniels Dyson Johnson 1926 ~ 2011

Violet Gladys Elizabeth Daniels Dyson Nichols Johnson passed away peacefully February 22, 2011 in Clearfield, Utah.She was born August 6, 1926 in Lowestoft Suffolk, England to Henry William Daniels and Alice Harriet Boar. Violet married George Arthur Dyson in Lowestoft Suffolk, England on January 19, 1946, which was solemnized in the Salt Lake City Temple on March 29, 1961. Violet emigrated from England to the United States with her husband and four daughters in October of 1952. After coming to America she gave birth to three sons and two more daughters. She served many positions in the LDS church including serving as Primary President. She loved to read, crochet, sew and do genealogy. On July 18, 1983 her eternal companion passed away, after a long struggle with congestive heart failure. He was able to pass out his final days at home with his loving wife by his side. Violet was able to serve two missions, one in Los Angeles and one in San Diego, California. These were some of her most treasured memories. After moving to St. George she met and married Arden Caesar Nichols on July 11, 1998 and enjoyed almost four years together before he died in 2002. She then married her very dear friend Sylvan Palmer Johnson on June 4, 2005. They were blessed with each other's company until Sylvan's death in December of 2010. She is survived by her children, Carol (Richard) Abelhouzen, St. George, UT; Ruth (Robert) Steele, Mtn. Home, ID; Janet (Robert) Bateman, Salt Lake City, UT; Maureen (Blaine) Babinchak, Las Vegas, NV; Hank (Roberta) Dyson, Roy, UT; Beth (Wade) Johnson, Lake Shore, UT; Bob Dyson Schertz, TX; Angie (Neal) Vavra Riverside, CA; 39 grandchildren, 102 great-grandchildren, sisters Alice, Lillian, Dorothy and brother Arthur. She was preceded in death by her husbands, son Michael John Dyson, grandson Jonah Ablehouzen, parents and two sisters. Violet, with her strong testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and devotion to her family and friends blessed the many lives she came into contact with. She will be greatly missed here, but a glorious welcome awaited her on the other side. Funeral services will be held Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends and family may visit from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. prior to the service. Interment: Salt Lake City Cemetery. Messages and tributes to Violet's family can be posted at: www.holbrookmortuary.com