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Betty Bernice Johnson

01/30/1935 - 03/15/2020

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Betty Bernice Draper Johnson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother,
great-great-grandmother and sister passed away March 15, 2020 at her home,
surrounded by her loved ones. Betty was born to John William Draper and Carrie
Bernice Ashbough on January 30, 1935 in Salt Lake City, Utah, she was the only
daughter and had 4 brothers.

She married the love of her life and best friend Lamonte Johnson on October 13, 1951.
She was always at his side for 68 ½ years, together they had 5 children, 12
grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Betty was the heart
and soul of her family, a true matriarch. Her family was everything to her, including the
animals, she always had a treat waiting for the dogs. Her warm heart and accepting
nature are what others were drawn to.

She loved their cabin in the mountains, traveling, hunting and bowling. Yes, all of the
bowling trophies at the cabin have ladies on them, Lamonte did have 2.
Betty is preceded in death by her parents (John and Carrie), her 4 brothers (Clifford ,
Delbert, Jack and Don), one son (Randy), her son in-law (James) and her grandson

There will be a viewing on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Larkin
Mortuary, 260 E S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. Due to current circumstances, a
celebration of life will be held in her honor at a future date.

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  • Omygosh, so very sorry. I was just thinking of her a few days ago. I Loved her soooooo much. She was my second mother. I have such Love for her and the entire family.

    Please keep us posted when you are going to celebrate her life.

    — Mary Ellen Leishman Jackman

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