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Leavitt's Mortuary
Sunday March 6th, 2022
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Monday March 7th, 2022
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David Lee Johnson

David Lee Johnson, 75, passed away in the early morning on February 23, 2022, at his home in Clinton due to complications of Multiple System Atrophy with Parkinson like symptoms (MSA-P). He was born September 2, 1946 to wonderful parents, Arthur Lorenzo Johnson Sr. and Dorothy Elizabeth Coop Johnson in Ogden, Utah.

Dave graduated from Ogden High School in 1964 where he lettered in baseball and football. He also went on to Weber State College to work on his finance degree. He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Quebec, Ontario, Canada from 1967-1969.

He met his sweetheart, Bonnie Jean Kapp, at a church activity. Their marriage was solemnized August 11, 1972 in the Salt Lake City Temple. They were blessed with two children, Tyler and Kimberly. When their kids were younger they spent their summers in Island Park camping and fishing. Dave and Bonnie were blessed to travel to many places: California, Minnesota, Oregon, South Dakota, Louisiana, Hawaii (twice), Florida, Nevada, Missouri, Tennessee, and Holland where they traveled with 30 of their relatives to see where Bonnie’s ancestors lived.

Dave worked at the Roy Post Office for 43 ½ years as a mail carrier. He enjoyed working there and meeting new people. He loved his co-workers and always walked into work with his crazy laugh. He was the Union Representative for many years and was presented pins, certificates, and a letter of appreciation for his dedication with the Union.

He also had a yard business for 40 years. He enjoyed taking care of people and their yards. He involved his kids with yards at an early age and taught them how to be hard workers.  They were able to learn so many skills from him.

Dave was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has always had a strong testimony of the gospel and served diligently in various callings such as Counselor in the Bishopric, Scout Leader, Young Adult Advisor, Primary Teacher, Elders Quorum Presidency, Home Teacher, and many more. He loved the gospel. He attended the Temple and would go once a week in the morning before work. He enjoyed working on genealogy and finding out about his ancestors.

Dave loved the outdoors, camping, fishing, and hunting. He had a great sense of humor and always taught by example. He was always willing and happy to help anyone in need. He never complained and always told Bonnie how much he loved her and appreciated her for taking care of him.

Dave is survived by his wife, Bonnie Johnson, and two children, Tyler (Chantel) Johnson of Harrisville, UT, and Kimberly (Chanse) Malay of Clinton, UT; 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth (Margene) Johnson of North Ogden, UT, and Robert (Lorna) Johnson of South Weber, UT; sister, Dorothy Hare of North Carolina; and sister-in-law, Barbara “Bunny” Johnson of Ogden, UT.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Sr. and Dorothy Johnson; brothers, Arthur (Beverly) Johnson and Jesse Johnson; sisters, Carolyn (George) Henderson and Rhoda Johnson; and brother-in-law, Don Hare.

We would like to thank Home Health Care, AFI Advance Care and Hospice, the doctor’s, Lee, NaKala, Richard, Brandy, and Curtis for their compassion to Dave and Bonnie. You are angels.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 7, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Leavitt’s Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden, UT. A viewing for family and friends will be held on Sunday, March 6, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. and March 7, 2022, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. at the mortuary. Interment, Washington Heights Memorial Park.

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In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that you would make a donation to The Multiple System Atrophy Coalition (MSA-P) https://www.multiplesystematrophy.org/donate/

 

 


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I am sorry for the loss of a great man I will always remember his humor and example. Never easy to lose a loved one

Jeff Humann Jul 21 2022 10:48 PM

My love and sympathy goes out to you and your family. You and Dave have always been such wonderful people. You and he treated people so wonderfully with a sweet hello and how are you.. I know that it It is always so hard to lose the people we love for we are never ready for them to leave us. This is true not only of their loved ones, but it is true of our friends and people that we have come to know and love . You and Dave were always good to me, when I came into the ward. I will always remember you and Dave's kindness. May God bless you during these tender moment. Sending my love to you, Sincerely,

Lujuana Petersen Mar 7 2022 4:51 PM

I moved next door to Dave and Bonnie in 2008. They have treated me like family. After Dave retired we spent a lot of time in yrd talking at the fence. I will miss him dearly.

Tracy Gregor Mar 6 2022 7:20 PM

Dear Bonnie Tyler and Kim, It is always so hard to lose the people we love. This is true not only of their loved ones, but it is true of the many friends and people that they touch among their journey in this life. Dave was one of those wonderful people. Although we are glad that Dave is no longer in pain our hearts are broken because of the loss of this wonderful person that meant so much to us. From the time Tyler and Kevin were little boys riding their big wheels until now and forever, Dave was like a second father to Kevin especially during those times Bill was so ill and when Bill passed away. Not only was Dave there for our family, but he has been there for Kevin as he and Tyler remain good friends and have grown into adults with families of their own. I appreciated Dave and you Bonnie for your friendship and love so much and have loved Tyler and Kim as well. Please know that my prayers and Kevin and the girl's prayers are with you during this difficult time as well as our forever friendship and love. Merlene, Kevin, Taylor, Kamryn and Kennedy.

Merlene J Wixon Mar 5 2022 11:11 PM

Bonnie so sorry to hear Dave is not on this earth somewhere teasing someone. We so enjoyed working with him and I so enjoyed his witches screams, those were the days. I know he is with God now....hugs and prayers to you and your family. Loving thoughts,

Claire and Dwight McConnell Mar 5 2022 3:27 PM

I am so happy to have known him. He made the post office a fun place to work. God Bless

KATHY HESS Mar 4 2022 12:41 AM

So sorry bonnie,Bonnie,, and Kim. Your dad was the nicest guy really, always had a smile and said hi before you had the chance to. I do remember going with him and Tyler in the old orange Chevy to do yard work. He is pain-free and with my dad wherever they are and I know death sucks. Again I'm truly sorry and send my condolences.

Derrick Thomas Mar 3 2022 11:33 PM

Dear Bonnie, so sorry to hear of Dave's passing. I remember when we moved into the ward he was a counselor in the Bishopric. He made us feel so welcome. Always a smile and very witty. I know he will be missed and life will be different without him. Grateful for beautiful memories. Maybe He will get to see Danny in Heaven. Love you, Robyn Kalama.❤

Robyn Kalama Mar 3 2022 11:12 AM

My family and I remember Dave and his family from our ward. My sister's and I grew up with his kids Tyler and Kim. Dave was our mailman for a while too. Our condolences to the family. Dave was a great man and he will be missed. He will always be with the family. Just remember the good times you had with each other.

Cory McConnell Mar 2 2022 11:47 PM

A great man, a great couple, and a great family. So sorry to hear of Dave's passing, we have many fond memories.

Steve and Judy Nixon Mar 2 2022 11:13 PM

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