Brad W Johnson

December 15, 1959 ~ October 11, 2020


Oct. 13, 2020
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2350 East 1300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
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  • Our amazing Husband, Father, Grandfather, Son, Brother, Uncle, Teacher and Friend,
    Brad W Johnson, 60, passed away October 11, 2020 as a result of the covid virus, but he made sure he helped clean up the branches and trees from the windstorm first.

    Brad was born December 15, 1959 at the old St Mark’s Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah to Edward August Johnson and Judith (Judy) Ann Waterman. Brad was blessed to grow up in the Parleys Neighborhood. He loved the people and the area so much, moved back to his childhood home with his wife and children. He graduated from Highland High School in 1978, having found his love for Accounting. Brad worked part-time at Harman Management and attended LDS Business College where he graduated with a bookkeeping degree. From 1979-1981 Brad served in the Uruguay Montevideo mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He frequently spoke of his mission and the wonderful people he served, along with his incredible companions.

    When Brad returned from his mission, he met and married his eternal partner and best friend JanaLyn Farren. They were married and sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on November 4, 1981. They are a great team, having opposite personalities but identical goals of learning and growing with the Gospel of Jesus Christ as their guide.

    Brad and Jana were blessed with three incredible children Gregory, Emily, Jacob and daughter-in-law Jessie. Each of their children are smart, handsome/beautiful, hard workers, fun, and loving. Brad cherished the times he could teach them about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how to serve. All the while respecting their individual path of learning and growth. His purpose for living now was his beautiful granddaughter Nena. She was the light in his eye. Grandpa is now her angel.

    Brad’s sisters and brothers are incredibly close. Jana learned early on what it meant to be part of the Johnson Clan surrounded with unwavering love and support, every project was enjoyable, every meal filled with laughter, and every challenge endurable. Enough cannot be said about his love and admiration for Debi Behunin (Stephen and Matthew), Todd and Kim Johnson (Connor), Lauren Johnson and Matt Terry (Audrey), Derek Johnson, Shannon Fairbourn and Jackson Fairbourn, Cami and Paul Thacker (Anthony, Rachel, Krista) Kipp and Jacque Johnson (Kate), Ben and Tiffany (Toi), Rick and Angela Johnson (Maddy and Travis, Gabby, Jessica and Haiden, Hyrum, Lincoln, Clarissa), Juli (Marcus and Kyle), and Lonn and Laurie (Kai and Mia) and their growing families. Much love to his in-laws Carolyn Farren, Bruce and Maryann White (Nathan and Isela, Karrie and Brad, Colton and Robyn, Brittany and Josh, and McKenzie), Danise Farren (Jared and Rachel, Jenny and Eric), John’s wonderful boys Jeremy and Asha, Justin and Lana, Joel and Allie; and all of their families. Love to his cousins, Aunts, and Uncles in San Diego, Arizona, Nebraska, Utah, and Australia (and anywhere else).

    Brad worked at Harman Management for over 40 years. It was important to him to be part of a company that valued employee growth and integrity. He loved the entire Harman family past and present.

    Brad wanted to make sure and thank the aides, housekeepers, technicians, nurses, nursing assistants, and doctors who helped him at Intermountain Medical Center ICU and Heart and Lung ICU. They are working under tough conditions and they treated him like a king. He really appreciated being cleaned up, wiped up, and respected. He made eternal friends while there.

    A viewing will be held Tuesday, October 13 from 6-8 pm at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2350 East 1300 South. Memorial Services will be held Wednesday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. at the Parleys 4th Ward and Stake Center, 1870 Parleys Canyon Blvd. (approx. 2300 South) in Salt Lake City. There will be a viewing just prior from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be held at Holladay Memorial Park at 2:00 p.m., 4900 So. Memory Ln, Holladay. Covid restrictions apply at all functions including wearing masks, social distancing and a limit of 50 at the Memorial Services and Interment. The Memorial Service will be streamed at this link: In honor of Brad’s memory, reach out to your neighbors, do a good deed, and buy someone a doughnut.


    I'm so sorry for your loss. Though we didn't 'hang out,' Brad and I attended Highland together. I always found him to be a pleasant, decent, kind human being -- and those are incredible attributes! It sounds like he continued that pattern through his years after high school. Brad didn't need to draw attention to himself, but his smile got people's attention anyway. Sending hope and comfort to all of his family members.

    - Lisa Badger
    Jana, I am so so sorry to hear the news of Brad passing. I know, that you know he is with God and always will be. No more suffering. No more pain. Just wonderful wonderful days for the remainder of all time. If there is anything I can do please don’t hesitate to ask. If there is anything I can do please don’t hesitate to ask. All of my thoughts are with you and your family. Love and great memories. Terry Lamarra

    - Terry Lamarra
    fue un privilegio haber conocido a Brad .ore mucho con todo mi corazon para que Dios me lo sanara por que queria que el viviera muchos anos, porque el era el abuelo perfecto que el adorava a mi nieta nena que el me iba ayudar a ella en cada momento de su pude entender por que Dios se lo llevo hasta que aprendi que el decidio de hacer vivir y morir segun su voluntad vivio una vida se mucho servicio que fue un gran esposo, padre ,hermano ,hijo tio cunado un gra amigo.aprendi que hacia 3 anos sus rinones funcionan un 20% gracias al Senor le pudo dar a mi nieta 3 anos de amor conocimiento y lo que es tener un abuelo sentir su amor y saber que el va a hacer su Angel Guardiante gracias por querer a mi hija jessie familia Johson,jana cuenta conmigo siempre se te quiere blanca yamile bueno zapata.

    - blanca bueno zapata
    Dear Jana Susan and I are saddened at the passing of dear Brad. He always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. His example of unselfishness and service will long be remembered. We pray the Lord's blessings on you and your family at this difficult time. Love, Gil and Susan Coulam

    - Gil and Susan Coulam
    Dear Jana, I have known Brad since I was a manager in Oakland for over 20 years. I appreciated how understanding, respectful, and caring He was. He was always the first one asking for anything to completed on time and done right. I know he was a loving husband and father because he spoke about you Jana lovingly when I asked about you. I am sad to see him gone and I wanted you to know he was so loved by so many in Harman’s. God Bless you and your family, Linda

    - Linda Strong-Brown
    I am so sorry for your loss. Brad was a wonderful kind man. I have interacted with him as Harman's auditor for over 10 years. Brad was crucial to our work and always did his job with a smile. I will cherish the times I was able to sit with Brad and hear about the his family and how proud he was of all his kids. He especially loved talking about his granddaughter. I feel I am a better person for having known and interacted with Brady. He will be missed. Sincerely, Trevor Peterson

    - Trevor Peterson
    Querido Brad, te recordaremos siempre. Nos encontraremos en algún momento. Nuestra amistad es eterna. Te amamos, Sergio y Anahir González

    - Sergio González
    I was so sorry to hear about Brad. What a great man and gentleman. He is such a kind and helpful man and has made lasting impressions and influences on so many people. We are thinking about Jana and the kids and pray you receive the comfort you deserve.

    - Steve and Patty Shields