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Obituary for James Wuthrick Johnson

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James Wuthrick Johnson

March 2, 1920 - November 24, 2011

Sunset- James Wuthrich Johnson returned to his Heavenly Father and his beloved wife Erma Edith Empey Johnson on Wednesday, November 24, 2011 at the age of 91.Jim was born March 2, 1920 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Joseph Walter Johnson and Martha Emeline Wuthrich. He moved to Birch Creek, Utah (South Ogden) and was raised and educated there. He graduated from Weber High School in1938.He joined the Army January 9, 1942 and served in Santa Monica, California guarding Douglas Air Craft Manufacturing Facility until he was shipped to the European Theater. He was with the 530th Anti-Air Craft Company attached to the 71st Division, 3rd Army.He was discharged in October, 1945Jim and Erma were married July 11, 1942 in Los Angeles, California. They were married for 63 years.After being discharged from the Army, Jim gave up his professional rating to amateur status so that he could work for the Defense Depot Ogden, Utah. Jim retired in March, 1974.He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.Jim was an avid golfer, bowler, hunter, and fisherman. He was a devoted, loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He loved his family very much and enjoyed seeing them succeed in life.Jim and Erma are the parents of James K. Johnson (deceased) Carol (LeRoy) Lund, Tremonton; Laurie Hillaker, Syracuse. They have eleven grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren & 6 great great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his wife, son, parents, two brothers, and a great-grandchild.The family would like to thank Vista Care and especially Mindy, Melinda, Leslie, and Dr. Justin Mansfield.Funeral services will be held Tuesday November 29, 2011 at 2:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary 836 36th Street, Ogden. Family will greet friends prior to services from 12:30-1:45pm.Interment at Leavitt’s Aultorest Mausoleum.Military honors will be accorded.Online condolences may be sent to the family at


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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Time: 12:30 pm - 1:45 pm

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitts Mortuary


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT, 84403

Cemetery Information

Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Leavitt's Aultorest Memorial Park


836 36th Street, , Ogden, UT,

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Born: March 2, 1920
Died: November 24, 2011

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Fred and Nora Cruz posted on 12/6/11

Dear Jim's Family,We just want you to know that we were friends with Jim. We were gone on a trip when he passed away. We went to see him before we left. We would go visit him often. He loved his family very much and was very proud of you all. We are so sorry for your loss. He was a fine man. We shared memories of his beloved Erma and talked of the resurrection. John 5:28. He was a very loving person and had a lot to offer. Please know that we care.Sincerely, Fred and Nora Cruz


Marilyn Empey Weller posted on 11/29/11

May your rest in peace Uncle Jim. I will always remember you wil a smile.


LaTisha Hillaker posted on 11/29/11

Grandpa Johnson,You are the best man I have ever met in my life. You are the most sweetest, kindess, & loving caring man. I hope you rest peacefully and enjoy being with grandma. We will truly deeply miss you and love you forever.


Lesley (Lund) Gerard posted on 11/29/11

As I sit here and reminisce about those wonderful innocent and carefree childhood years I spent in our neighborhood in Sunset 45 years ago, I can still recall those summer evenings where our dads mowed their lawns; our moms, in hair curlers, visited across the fences; and children of all ages played Hide and Go Seek. Many families, who made up our little block, come to mind. There were the Flynns, the Byingtons, the Prices, the Larsens and the Pribbles to name a few. But the family who will always hold a very dear place in my heart are the Johnsons, who lived across the street and a couple houses down from mine. I was Laurie's friend, and I always felt welcome at their house. Erma quietly bustled around their lovely home making sure everyone was cared for; her French toast with powdered sugar was the very best. Carol, Laurie's older sister and idolized teenager, headed out for the evening as Laurie and I constructed malt shops in their carport. Jim could be found puttering around the yard in his gentle way. A smile always crossed his face and harsh words were never spoken. He was a true gentleman, a loving husband, a doting father, a caring neighbor, and he was a man of integrity. When my little brother, Rick, was around four years old, he decided to cover Jim's lawnmower with dirt and grass. I ran home to tattle on him and my mom promptly made Rick go across the street to clean up the mess and to apologize to Jim. Big tears rolled down Rick's face as he told Jim he was sorry. I will never forget what happened next. Jim went inside the house only to return to give my little brother a handful of cookies and a hug around the shoulder. That was Jim...soft hearted and kind. Yes, there are those who have crossed our paths when we were young who will never be forgotten. Jim Johnson is one who I will always remember fondly because he helped make growing up in our little town of Sunset a wonderful experience. May our Heavenly Father bless and comfort all of Jim's family at this time.Sincerely,Lesley (Lund) Gerard