Newell Kay Johnson

November 8, 1944 ~ October 23, 2020


Oct. 29, 2020
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Larkin Mortuary Riverton 3688 West 12600 South Riverton, Utah
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  • 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.


    What a special joy to have Newell and Colleen for our dear friends. We cherish our association and love you. We know of your strong testimonies and love for your Savior Jesus Christ. He has a glorious plan for you and your family. Much love and hugs!

    - Larry and Susan DeCoursey
    Deepest sympathies to Colleen her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren for the passing of this amazing, sweet man. Newell (and his family) always supported our family in our special events and it was great to have him be a part of these occasions. We love you and will miss you, Uncle Newell. God be with you until we meet again!!

    - Greg & Arianne Newton
    What a blessing it has been to have Newell, you, and your family in our lives. We have had so many good times and good memories. We'll miss Newell's smile, humor, and friendship. We send our love, support, and prayers to you and to your family. With all our love. Grantly and Gay Payne and Family

    - Grantly and Gay Payne
    Colleen and family, Newell was a friend and fellow partner at the firm. He was known, not just in the firm and our clients but also in the CPA community for his expertise and knowledge. He was certainly the go-to-guy for tax issues. Early in my career, he and I spent a lot of time traveling to out-of-state clients. We enjoyed long conversations along the way about many, many topics. I appreciated his sense of humor as well. He is a good man. Our prayers, thoughts and confidence go out to all of you at this challenging time.

    - Ross Youngberg
    Dear Colleen and family, We are so sorry that Newell has passed away. Please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss. We pray that you and your family will have the comfort of our Heavenly Father to be with you. Sincerely,. Glen and Leni Rolfson

    - Glen and Leni Rolfson
    We are heartbroken at the passing of such a wonderful man. He will always be remembered for his loving, patient, and kind ways. Newell was truly one of the finest and will be deeply missed. We will be forever grateful for his wonderful influence in all of our lives. Deepest condolences, love and prayers to Colleen and family. May you all find comfort during this most difficult time.

    - Dale and Cherie Green
    We send our deepest condolences to Colleen and family, we love you all so much and our prayers are with you. Newell was always so kind and we always thought so highly of him. He was great to work with and he will be missed.

    - Kurt and Connie Spjute
    Hello Colleen and family, this is Aunt Elaine. I wanted to tell you how much I will miss Newell. He’s always been in my life for so many years. I’m sorry about his passing. I’m sorry for the sorrow that you’re going to go through and in the time it will take to feel happy again. This is one time I could tell you I know how you feel because I’ve been through it two years ago myself and I know what you’re doing and how you’re feeling and I’m so sorry. I will be praying for you and and remembering you in my prayers always. So grateful for the Gospel in our lives and that we will be able to be with Newell again. Love you.

    - Elaine Horrocks
    Hi Collen, I have so many sweet memories of Newell! All the reports we completed together, outings and his kind and compassionate spirit that you could see. Thank you for allowing me to get to know him and you! I pray that God will comfort you in this time. Sending hugs to you and your family! You are in my prayers! Trina

    - Trina