Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

September 27, 2022
Mary Carol Johnson

Obit Mary Carol Johnson 1Mary Carol Johnson passed away peacefully Sept. 21, 2022, at the age of 81 in Rush Valley, Utah. On Christmas Day 1940, a beautiful baby girl was delivered to her parents William Frank and Hazel Anna Smith in Salt Lake City, Utah. Because of the special day of her birth, they named her Mary Carol.

Obit Mary Carol Johnson 2She spent her youth living in Wendover, Nevada, and the family home on South Temple in Salt Lake City. She graduated from East High School in 1959.

She married Richard (Dick) Butler, and they were blessed with three children Adrienne (Robert) Rawson, Kevin (Jeri) Butler, Heather (Christopher) Panos. Later divorced. In 1983 she married Darrell Johnson and left the city to become a country girl. Their marriage was solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple, June 24, 1985. With this marriage, Carol gained Darrell’s four children Mollie (Gary) Gowans, Patty (Mike) Rowe, Ed (Hollie) Johnson, Brian (Kari) Johnson.

Carol loved her 23 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. They never left her house or finished a conversation without her sharing many nuggets of wisdom.

She was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in all organizations of the church. She especially loved temple trips with her friends.

She was an owner in the Smith Family Businesses in Wendover, Nevada, and was a partner with Joy Lambert Interiors which grew her love of design. One thing she will be remembered by was her service as the Utah Cattlewomen’s Association President. She became president without ever attending a meeting.

Things we will miss are her cooking, beautiful decorating, patriotism, integrity, love of music, loyalty, optimism, generosity, and her service to others. Everyone she met loved her.

She is survived by her husband, children, grandchildren and brother Jim (Eve) Smith. She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Marion Barnwell and Billie Ann Devine, and one granddaughter Lauren Rowe.

Services will be Saturday Oct. 1, 2022, 11 a.m., in the Rush Valley LDS Church, 985 N. Church St. There will be a visitation the night before from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Tate Mortuary, 110 S. Main St,, Tooele, Utah, and again prior to the services from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Interment will be at the Clover Cemetery.

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