On September 25, 1998 Mathew (Mat) William Johnson returned to his loving Heavenly Father.

His 14 years of life were filled with energy, imagination, inventiveness, and a love for his family. Mat had his challenges but lived life his way. Mat was born August 7, 1984 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Gregory J. And Kathie DeJong Johnson. Mat is survived by his father and mother; brothers and sisters: Gregory Jr., Holly Hiatt, Melinda Ripley, Charlene, Carol, Janae, and Joseph; grandparents: Elaine Johnson, Cornelius and Pat DeJong; and his cat Aries.Graveside services will be held Tuesday, September 29, 1998 at 12 noon in Elysian Burial Gardens (1075 E. 4580 So.) Friends may call Monday 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday 10-11 a.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary (255 So. 200 E., SLC). The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions be made to the family for a donation to the "Resource Student" classes and wood shop at Clayton Junior High School for equipment and supplies.

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