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Obituary for Shirley (Johnson) Lehrmann

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Shirley (Johnson) Lehrmann

March 18, 1918 - September 4, 2015

On September 4, 2015 at the age of 97, Shirley (Johnson) Lehrmann was able to return to heaven.  Shirley was born March 18, 1918 in Richfield, Utah to Joseph W. Johnson and Lucile E. Ence.


Shirley lived a classy life.  She loved to dance, travel, and keep up with family history.  She also enjoyed many trips to Wendover with her sister Amy.  Singing was another passion of Shirley’s and she participated in many competitions within her church.


She worked her entire career as a beautician at ZCMI Department Store.


Later in life, Shirley married her dance partner, Bernard (Ben) Lehrmann, on March 25, 1975.  Together, they traveled across the United States, and the Caribbean Islands dancing at various venues.  In her recent years, she loved watching “Dancing with the Stars”.


Although she had no children of her own, Shirley was a very large and wonderful part of her nieces and nephews lives.


Shirley is survived by one brother, Joseph (Esther) Johnson; one sister, Amy Thomas; 38 nieces and nephews; and a WHOLE LOT of great and great-great nieces and nephews; she is also survived by her husband’s two daughters, Mary (Dallan) Williams and Loretta (Douglas) Frecker; daughter-in-law, Suzette Lehrmann; eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.


Shirley was preceded in death by her husband; her husband’s son, Daniel S. Lehrmann; both of her parents; three brothers and three sisters.


Funeral Services will be held Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, Utah.  Friends may visit with the family one hour prior to services from 1:00 to 1:45 pm.


Interment at Washington Heights Memorial Park, 4500 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah.


In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Shirley’s name.


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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Time: 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403

Service Information

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm -

Leavitt's Mortuary


836 36th Street , , Ogden, UT, 84403




Cemetery Information

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Washington Heights Memorial Park


4500 Washington Blvd , , Ogden, UT,

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Born: March 18, 1918
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Paul Carlton Mathews posted on 9/12/15

While in helicopter training at Hill AFB, UT(8/1971-11/1971)preparing for a Southeast Asia assignment , I had the pleasure of meeting and visiting with Shirley.She was very kind and gracious, a lady of the first order and my cousin, for my great grandfather was Gottleib Ence of Richfield, UT;my grandmother was Bessie Ence ; my father was Carlton Joseph Mathews. Lt Col Paul Carlton Mathews USAF(Ret.) 2319 Tankersley Rd. Montgomery, AL 36106-3320


Ray Mathews posted on 9/11/15

So very sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was the expert on our Ence family ancestors and provided many first-hand accounts about family happenings. But more importantly, she was just a joy to talk to. Rest in peace, dear cousin.


Kim Forengo posted on 9/10/15

Here is a candle for you Aunt Shirley from Kim, Cody, Gaige, Kaylah,Aleeha. Forengo


Debbie Jensen posted on 9/9/15

here is a candle for you


Debbie Jensen posted on 9/9/15

Aunt Shirley I am going to miss you a lot. I love you