June 9, 1917 – Dec. 15, 2013
Services for Delna June Neves Johnson, 96, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the South Jordan River Ridge Stake located at 10194 South 1050 West, South Jordan, Utah.
Prior to the funeral a viewing will be at the church from 9 – 9:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Summit, Utah Cemetery at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21. There will also be a viewing from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, at Jenkins Soffe South Valley at 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 South), South Jordan, Utah.
Delna June Neves Johnson died peacefully in her home at Legacy Assisted Living, surrounded by family members, on Dec. 15, 2013.
She was born in Burlington to Samantha (Johnson) Neves and Richard Carl Neves on June 9, 1917. She married Arthur Shumway Johnson March 20, 1937. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Delna loved her faith and lived it every day of her life. One of her greatest joys was to go to the temple every Friday with her friends. She served in many positions from primary teacher to the Relief Society presidency.
Her family was her greatest joy and she was loved by all who were lucky enough to call her Mom or Grandma or “Gramma Grape.” She was such a joy to all.
Her beautiful crocheting was enjoyed by most everyone who came in contact with her. Not long after she got to know someone they had a crochet blanket or potholder in their possession. She was loved by everyone that knew her. She made so many friends everywhere she lived from Wyoming to Sandy to Summit to South Jordan, Utah, and finally Legacy Assisted Living.
She is survived by sister Carla Loveland; children Jeanne Lee-Sarinana (Ray), Buck Johnson (Laura), Richard Johnson (Roxanna), Gerald Johnson (Annie), Judith Johnson-Knudsen (Neils), Bill Johnson, Kathy Bouck (Glen), Robert Johnson (Mary) and Kelli Grim (Todd); 34 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, mother and father, grandson Doug Johnson, three brothers and five sisters.
In lieu of flowers, Delna has asked for donations to the missionary fund. Online condolences may be made at www.jenkins-soffe.com.