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Ronald Dee JohnsonJanuary 11, 1942 ~ June 28, 2017 (age 75)
Ronald Dee Johnson passed away on June 28, 2017, from complications of Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was born to Donald and Leah Brough Johnson on Jan. 11, 1942, in South Salt Lake City, Utah, where he grew up and attended Granite High School until joining the U.S. Army in 1959. He was stationed in Germany and honorably discharged in 1962.
Ron was employed at Tooele Army Depot, where he worked proudly as a federal civil service employee for 34 years. Ron married Carol Walker on April 16, 1965, and resided in Pine Canyon, Utah, where they raised their four wonderful children, Dee Dee (Leland) Buckingham, Ronnie (Sheri) Johnson, Devin (Shayna) Johnson and Jill (Brandon) Clark. Ron and Carol were later divorced.
On May 3, 1991, Ron married Helen Smith, who brought along her six wonderful children, Sonny (Dawn) Smith, Mike Smith, Larry Smith, Darin (Lacie) Smith, Dustin Smith and Krystal Smith. Together, they enjoyed spending their winters in sunny Yuma, Arizona, and lived in Tooele, Utah, until his passing.
Ron is survived by his wife Helen, their 10 children, 31 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, as well as his siblings Denise Ivory, Lee Johnson and Sheryle (Tony) Yankel. He is preceded in death by parents and brother-in-law Don Ivory.
Dad, you will be sorely missed by your family and friends but we find comfort and strength knowing that you’re now enjoying a happy reunion with the family and friends who preceded you. We look forward to the day when we will all reunite again.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, July 5, 2017, from 6-8 p.m. at Tate Mortuary at 110 S. Main St., Tooele, Utah.
A viewing will be held at 10 a.m. on July 6 at Tate Mortuary, followed by the funeral services at 11 a.m. Grave dedication will be at the Tooele City Cemetery.
A luncheon will be served after the service at the Tooele Moose Lodge, 1100 E. Vine St., Tooele, Utah.