Delna June Neves Johnson

OBIT Johnson1June 9, 1917 – Dec. 15, 2013

Services for Delna June Neves Johnson, 96, will be at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, at the South Jordan River Ridge Stake located on 10194 South 1050 West, South Jordan, Utah.

Prior to the funeral a viewing will be at the church from 9 – 9:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Summit, Utah, Cemetery at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013. There will also be a viewing from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19, at Jenkins Soffe South Valley at 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway (10600 South), South Jordan, Utah.

Delna June Neves Johnson passed away peacefully in her home at Legacy Assisted Living, surrounded by family members on Dec. 15, 2013.

She was born in Burlington, to Samantha Johnson Neves and Richard Carl Neves on June 9, 1917. She married Arthur Shumway Johnson March 20, 1937. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Delna loved her faith and lived it every day of her life. One of her greatest joys was to go to the temple every Friday with her friends. She served in many positions from primary teacher to Relief Society presidency.

Her family was her greatest joy. Loved by all who were lucky enough to call her mom or grandma or “gramma grape.” She was such a joy to us all.

Her beautiful crocheting was enjoyed by most everyone who came in contact with her. Not long after she got to know someone they had a crochet blanket or potholder in their possession. She was loved by everyone that knew her. She made so many friends everywhere she lived, from Wyoming to Sandy, to Summit to South Jordan, Utah, and finally Legacy Assisted Living.

She is survived by sister Carla Loveland; children, Jeanne and Ray Lee-Sarinana, Buck and Laura Johnson, Richard and Roxana Johnson, Gerald and Annie Johnson, Judith and Neils Johnson-Knudsen, Bill Johnson, Kathy Bouck (Glen), Robert Johnson (Mary), and Kelli Grim (Todd); 34 grandchildren and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by her beloved husband; mother and father; grandson Doug Johnson; three brothers and five sisters.

In lieu of flowers, Delna has asked for donations to the missionary fund. Online condolences may be made at