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R.E. Gene Johnson

August 30, 1926 - August 23, 2013

R.E. “Gene” Johnson, 86, passed away August 23, 2013 in Salt Lake City.  Gene was born August 30, 1926 in Manhattan, KS to Chester Merrill and Rose Freida Johnson.  Moved to CA in 1937 & finished school at Pasadena Jr.College.  Gene was a member of the MethodistChurch & married Delores Elaine Hooper on June 23, 1951 in Pasadena, CA.  He served as an Intelligence Coordinator in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. When honorably discharged from the Army, he resumed work with his father as a Plaster Contractor in CA.  Moving to Hawaii in 1972 then to Utah in 1974, he was a successful builder of custom homes until he was 81.


Gene had many hobbies throughout his life: motorcycle racing, professional dancing, 4-wheeling in the sand dunes & mountains, rock hounding, jewelry making and wood burning.  Gene had a special talent of communicating & connecting with people which led to many friendships over the years.  He was a loving, caring husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather.  He loved spending time with his family.


Preceded in death by his wife, Delores and grandson, Jake Hoffman.  Surviving are a daughter, Susan (Kent) Bird, a son Brad (Bet) Johnson, a granddaughter Ali Hoffman and six great grandchildren.


Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 29, 2013, at 2:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden.  Friends may visit family Wednesday evening from 6 to 8pm and from 1:00 to 1:45pm prior to services.  Interment: Leavitt’s Aultorest Memorial Park.

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Born: August 30, 1926
Died: August 23, 2013

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Ked Kirkham posted on 8/29/13

Gene, and family it has been my privilege and honor to serve through the Utah Veterans Home. You have left an indelible example of a gentleman, friend and servant. Thank you.


Gordon Schulthies posted on 8/29/13

Gene will always be remembered by those of us who worked for him as one of the good people on this world. We will all miss him. My family would like to give our condolences to Gene's family and friends.Sincerely, the Schulthies family


Shar Morrison Kendall posted on 8/28/13

Dearest Family, We embrace you all, and send up our prayers for your comfort. Your Dad was such a good man, so handsome and whenever you looked at him, you saw both , Uncle Chet and Auntie Rose, in his smile and laughter. God bless you, Susie and Brad, and your families. In His love, Shari,& Wayne Kendall and family