Obituary: JOHANSON, GRACE

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 2 2014 10:50 p.m. MDT

Grace Lythgoe Johanson 1927 ~ 2011

Grace Lythgoe Johanson, 83, returned peacefully to her Heavenly Father Thursday, August 11, 2011 at her home in Morgan, Utah.She was born October 10, 1927 in Henefer, Utah to Neils Peterson Lythgoe and Ruth Mary Stephens. She graduated from North Summit High School, in Coalville, Utah. On June 20, 1947 Grace was married and sealed to her eternal sweetheart, Leonard Keith Johanson, in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Grace was an active member of the LDS Church. She was the perfect example of a Visiting Teacher. Her sisters knew she loved them and she never missed a visit. Grace and Keith served an LDS mission in Apia, Western Samoa and Independence, Missouri. She was also very proud of her pioneer heritage and was a member of The Daughters of Utah Pioneers. She retired from The Browning Arms Co. in Mountain Green, Utah where she worked for 15 years. Charity was a gift that Grace exercised throughout her life. Grace loved everybody and everybody loved Grace. She took time to comfort the weary, make someone smile and share the Light of Christ with them. Grace's family was her most prized possession. She loved each one of them and she tried hard to support as many activities and ordinances as she could. They made her life complete and full of joy. Her Christmas and 4th of July parties were very special to her and her family. She worked hard to make them fun, spiritual and full of special memories. Surviving are four children, Larry Keith Johanson (Arlys), Kristine Sommers, (John), Van Lythgoe Johanson (Jonene), Ken George, son-in-law, all of Morgan; and Cindy Kay Moody (Bill) of Syracuse, Utah. Grace loved and leaves 27 grandchildren and 44 great- grandchildren. She will now be able to kiss and send to us seven more expected great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Imogene Calderwood (Larry) of Henefer, Utah. Preceding her in death is her sweetheart Keith, one daughter, Jennifer George, and one great-granddaughter, Olivia May Hadley, brothers, Lynn and Jay, and one sister, Wilma Moore. Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 18, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. in the Rock Church, 10 West Young Street, with Bishop McClellan officiating. Friends may call at the Walker Mortuary in Morgan Wednesday, Aug 17 from 6-8 p.m. and Thursday from 9:45-10:45 at the Rock Church. Interment, South Morgan Cemetery.