Newell Kay Johnson of South Jordan, Utah, returned to his heavenly home at the age of 75 on October 23, 2020. Newell was born November 8, 1944 to George Albert and Ethel Rolfson Johnson in Salt Lake City, Utah. Newell was the youngest of five children. This year he celebrated 52 years of marriage to his sweetheart Colleen, solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple June 7, 1968.
Newell was a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He loved the gospel and his savior Jesus Christ and served in many callings. He served a mission in the Southern Far East Mission and enjoyed learning about the culture and people of Taiwan. Newell worked as a CPA retiring from the firm Hansen Barnett, & Maxwell after his life long career with them.
He greatly loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He thoroughly enjoyed attending and supporting his families sporting events, music, dance, and all other activities. He just wanted to always be with and doing things with his family. Newell and Colleen loved traveling together seeing and experiencing many wonderful places in the world.
Newell is survived by his wife Colleen, mother-in-law Bernice and his five children, Collette (Todd) Martin, Teresa (Todd) Schneider, Cory (Amanda), Kristine (Ryan) Claybaugh, Annette (Nate) Hill, 20 grandchildren with an additional one on the way, and 2 great-grandchildren. His siblings Norene Newton, LaVell Johnson, sister-in-law Anneli, and brother-in-law Michael (Cathy) Baich.
He is preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Dwain Baich, brothers Delmar and Orvell Johnson,
brother-in-law Wally Newton, and sister-in-law Carol Johnson.
The family would like to express a loving thank you to The Sheridan at South Jordan for their loving, compassionate care, and service.
Due to current requirements for social distancing, his funeral service attendance will be limited. We will have a link available to join virtually.
Viewing will be held Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 6:00-8:00pm at Larkin – Riverton Mortuary 3688 W 12600 S, Riverton, UT 84009.
Interment will take place at Memorial Mountain View Mortuary 3115 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121.