Deseret News, 01/23/13
Leona Barbara Winger Johnson passed at 97 January 16, 2013 to be with her heavenly family. She was born on November 4, 1915 to Joseph & Grace Winger in Samaria, Idaho. Later moved to Utah. She had three brothers and five sisters.
She married Edgar Johnson on June 24 1937, together they had four daughters. Janice (Merlyn/Bonnie) Johnson, Carole (Lew) Duffin, Barbara England and Peggie (Dennis) Thomas.
Preceded in death by her husband, daughter (Janice), parents, brothers, sisters, Son-in-law (Lew) and two great-grandsons.
Survived by three daughters, two sons-in-law, sisters Alice Jensen, Elnora Rodgers & Marilyn (Von) Cannon. 18 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 14 great, great-grandchildren.
Leona was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During her lifetime she held many church positions. She was a member of the Daughters of Pioneers until her 90's.
Leona was an avid bowler, sometimes on two leagues.
Leona's greatest joy was her family and celebrating the holidays, she was an excellent cook especially pies!!!!!!
During her lifetime she will be remembered for her joy of a game of cards especially "Liverpool Rummy" with her sisters, daughters, nieces, grandchildren or anyone that was up for a game.
Leona could never say "no" to a person in need.
We would like to express our appreciation to the Wellington for their care, love and support, also Brighton Hospice for the great care they gave her in her last days.
Funeral services will be held Friday January 25, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 Highland Dr, family will have a viewing one hour before services. Interment to follow at Wasatch Lawn.
"SEE YOU LATER ALLIGATOR, AFTER WHILE CROCODILE"
Published in Deseret News on January 23, 2013