Douglas Charles Johnson

August 23, 1957 ~ April 22, 2021


May 8, 2021
11:00 AM
Memorial Service, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1050 East Galena Drive, Sandy, Utah

On April 22, 2021, Douglas Charles Johnson passed away from heart and kidney failure caused by AL-Amyloidosis and Multiple Myeloma. He died at home with his family.

Doug was born on August 23, 1957, in Tooele, Utah to his loving parents, Charles Edwin Johnson, and Susanna Brown Johnson. He was the oldest of 6 children. He had a very happy childhood filled with sports, family, and friends. On November 10, 1978, he married the love of his life, Michelle Walker, in the Oakland, California Latter-Day Saint Temple. Together they had 6 children and raised them to love the gospel (and BYU) as much as they did. While raising his family and getting his Bachelors's Degree in Business and accounting, Doug worked for B.R. Mackay and Sons. After graduation in 1988, he got a job at Dyno Nobel (formerly Ireco) and worked there until the Monday before he died. It was a great place to work for over 31 years.

Doug loved his family so much. He attended and supported all of his kid's and grandkid's activities. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He loved studying the gospel and read his scriptures daily. His children loved going to him with questions and to have discussions. He loved teaching whether it was nursery, primary, youth Sunday School, Gospel Doctrine, or speaking as a High Counselor. He had a strong testimony of the Gospel and loved his Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ. He loved being an Ordinance Worker at the Draper Temple and was so sad when he needed to be released because of his health.

Doug was BYU blue all the way through. He loved being with his family at BYU football and basketball games. Thank you, Mom and Dad. He was a good athlete. He played sports from the time he was little until his knees finally gave out.

For about the past 8 years, he has enjoyed smoking meats. He perfected many recipes and loved smoking for his family and extended family. One of his final wishes was for his kids to take his smokers and use them often.

Doug is survived by Michelle, his children, Emily, Hilary, Charles (Elana), Leslie, Lindsay (David) Quinney, and Mark (Ashley). He is also survived by his 8 grandchildren: Layne, Logan, Brooklyn, Jett, Madden, Madison, Ace, and Boone. Additionally, he is survived by his father and mother, and siblings, Wendy Sumner, Brent (Bobbi), Michael (Kate), Kristin (Keith) Homer, and Lisa (Nelson) Knight. And many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Sterling Sumner.

He is also survived by his in-law siblings, Debbie Termeer, Michael (Tracey), Tami (David) Thomas, Karyn, Stephen (Heather), and Stephanie. Also preceded in death by Edwin and Eileen Walker, David Termeer, Lori, Richard, and Robert.
Doug was buried at Larkin Sunset Gardens Cemetery on April 24, 2021. A memorial will be held on Saturday, May 8th, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Latter-Day Saint Chapel located at 1050 East Galena Drive, Sandy, Utah. Masks are required.

We are grateful to Quality Home Health and Hospice. They allowed Doug to come home to spend almost a week with his wife, children, grandchildren, parents, and siblings. They were amazing to work with and provided support and met all of our needs. They also gave us confidence.

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Doug was such a great person to work with. He was always so kind and willing to help. He will be so missed by the Dyno Finance team. Sending thoughts and prayers to the family. May Doug rest in peace.

- Lyndsey Finkbiner
My sweet Michelle, My heart is broken for you! I know you loved and adored Doug with all your heart. You have a beautiful and strong Family. I wish you love and peace and know you are always in my heart and prayers. Someday I hope you will come to visit me in my mountain in Montana, you are always welcome. I love you my sweet cousin... God be with you till we meet again xoxo

- Beverly Lakes