Darlene Loraine Irvin Johnson

1933 ~ 2021

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Aug. 28, 2021
2:00 PM
LDS chapel, 10312 East Ashley Park Drive, Sandy, Utah

Darlene Loraine Irvin Johnson was born October 16, 1933, to Lois Burnham Irvin and Joseph Hazen lrvin in Farmington, San Juan, New Mexico. She grew up in Kirtland, New Mexico then on the ranch at Farmington, New Mexico. She graduated from Farmington High School in 1951 and from Brigham Young University in 1955. She met Warren Curg Johnson in San Francisco, California. and they were married in the Los Angeles Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 11, 1958.

They are the parents of seven children and seventeen grandchildren, five greatgrandchildren. Among their children, Marc Warren Johnson died as an infant and is buried in Colma, California. Brent Joseph Johnson lives with his wife, Rachel Torres Johnson, and children in Alpine, Utah. Paul Kenton Johnson, his wife, Katherine Harmon Johnson and children live in Bellevue, Washington. Rebecca Johnson lives in Oakland, California.
Annette Johnson (Mrs. Lorne) Atwood and family live in Magrath, Alberta, Canada. Allison Johnson (Mrs. Warren) Parker and family live in Martinez, California. Kathleen Johnson (Mrs. Kim) Capps and family live in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her two sisters are Carol (Mrs. Lynn) Lee of Blanding, Utah who passed away in 2013; and Betty Lois (Mrs. Nolland) Tingey of Farmington, Utah.

After living more than 50 years in California (the last 36 in Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa County), she and Curg moved to Sandy, Utah, in December 2004, where she loved looking at the majestic mountains outside her back door and where she was content to be until her peaceful passing.

Darlene’s memorial service will take place on Saturday August 28, 2021, at 2pm at the LDS chapel on 10312 East Ashley Park Drive in Sandy, Utah


We can certainly empathize with the passing of dear Darlene. My mother passed away on the 13th and her funeral is at the exact same time. We are sorry to miss it and send our love to Curg and the family.
LaRene and Jim Adams

- LaRene Adams

Sorry to hear about the passing of the sweetest lady we have ever met. She was such a great inspiration to our family. Loved being around her because she was always positive and always made you feel loved. She had such a contagious smile. Even though we have not seen her in quite some time - since the moved to Utah. We have such fond memories of our time together in California. Will miss her dearly😘😢💕. Sending our love and prayers for the family left behind. Never easy to lose a loved one.♥️🙏

- Monica,Ken & Alec Casper

We are so sorry to hear of Darlene's passing! Our deepest sympathy goes out to her family and friends. My brother, Eric, and I spent many wonderful hours in the Johnson home as teenagers. Such fun, and such cherished memories! We will be unable to attend the service as we will be out of town, but our thoughts and prayers will be with the Johnson family. Love to all, Beth Granlund Anderson and Joyce Christian

- Beth Granlund Anderson

Darlene and Curg left an indelible mark on the hearts of Pleasant Hill California saints.
Blessings to the family on her peaceful graduation.

- Danny & Lonnie Wells

Someone told me “as the sun sets in the horizon, so it rises in another.” I can only imagine how wonderful the reunion, a mother and her son; a daughter and her parents … family …. Forever remembered, with love and a smile. My sincere condolences to the family; she loved you all so very much; what a legacy she has left for you all to enjoy.

- Patty Reynolds

Darlene was like a favorite Aunt to many of us: welcoming, interested in your life, encouraging your pursuits and most of all loving you deeply. She was available to celebrate the good times and also be a support during the hard times with a listening ear, kind words and heart-felt honesty. Darlene loved to read, learn and ponder deep things. She was a real treasure.
We would visit yearly after Darlene & Curg moved from CA to Salt Lake—and now ponder those fond memories. We feel blessed to have had Darlene in our lives. May you as a family feel comforted.

- Cindi Teichert

So much love in the Johnson home! Such a loving, sweet lady will be dearly missed. She had the kindest smile and welcoming heart. Sending you all love and prayers! ❤️

- Allyson Bullock Farry

Our love and prayers with blessings for the road ahead. For you and all of your classmates at Farmington High School, Class of 1951.

- Zang Wood

May peace be with your family we love you and pray our wonderful Darlene is at rest ,

- Harold Burnham Family