On summer nights, when the streetlights dimmed, he would whistle for his boys to come home. The cool wind that rose up off the flowing waters of the Weber River carried his whistle miles and miles from their Uintah home.
Doyle Johnstun was many things: a husband, a father, a grandfather, a friend. He wasn’t just all of these things; he was the best of all these things. The best husband, the best father, the best grandfather, the best friend. Full stop.
But he was beyond these things: a man of his word, a coach, a teacher, an entrepreneur, and, most prominently, a giver. He gave to everyone in every different way. If you asked around, you would get a hundred different answers as to what he gave, emotionally and spiritually. He gave and he gave and he gave.
To us, his family, he was kind, loving, strong, funny, and, yes, giving.
When God blessed us with Doyle, he created a man who laughed so hard and so easily, a man who hugged so firmly and gently, and a man who loved so deeply that you could never shake his love once it touched you.
Doyle passed away after 52 years of marriage with his life-long love and soulmate Bonnie on February 19, 2022. From 1967 to 1971, Doyle crossed the oceans in the belly of a submarine in the Navy – his service to our country during the Vietnam War filled him with pride every day of his life, a pride only matched by that of his pride in his two boys, Jake and Kase, and the lives they lived, the women they married, Leslie and Mary, and the grandsons they gave him, Zachery and Lukas.
He was the owner of Accounting and Financial Services in Ogden, Utah. He cared personally for all of his clients and was a pillar of the Ogden Financial Service Industry.
Someday, we will all follow that whistle home to him in heaven, and his big arms will be there to embrace us.
Doyle was preceded in death by his parents Betty and Darryl Johnstun, John and Della Cordova, and his brother Brent.
Doyle is survived by his wife Bonnie Johnstun, his children Jake, Kase, Leslie, and Mary Johnstun, his grandsons Zachery and Lukas, his brothers and sisters Diana, Doug, Brenda, Bryce, and Dixie, and his nieces and nephews.
Schedule for Services: Thursday, February 24th.
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. – Visitation at Leavitt’s Mortuary (836 36th St., Ogden, UT 84403)
3 p.m. – Graveside services at Uintah Cemetery (1500 E 6450 S, Uintah, UT 84405)
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – Family and Friends reception, Courtyard Marriott (247 24th St, Ogden, UT 84401)
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Alzheimer's Association.https://act.alz.org/site/Donation2?df_id=32112&32112.donation=form1