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Frances Alice Ewer Johnson ~ March 9, 1923 – Feb. 21, 2013

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 26th, 2013


Frances Alice Ewer Johnson
Frances Alice Ewer Johnson passed away at her second home on Feb. 21, 2013, just over two weeks before her 90th birthday.

Evanston was always mom’s first home. She was born in Evanston on March 9, 1923, to Leona Whittle and George Wesley Ewer, the second of three daughters and one son. She attended Evanston schools and graduated from Evanston High School in 1941.

She worked at several businesses in the area, including her father’s dry cleaning plant and Blythe and Fargo. In 1957, she went to work at the Wyoming State Hospital, and continued there as a supervisor until retiring.

In 1943 Wayne Johnson, a young man from central Utah, came to visit his brother who was working at the J.C. Penney store. He liked it so much that he moved there and met mom, who was the love of his life. They were married on Oct. 3, 1943, and enjoyed over 65 years together. The marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake Temple.

After dad returned from POW camp in 1944, they settled into their first house on Uinta Street and started raising four boys — Douglas, Randy, Kent and Kris. In 1954, they moved to the house on 10th and Morse Lee, where they stayed until 2004, when health forced them to move to a retirement community in the Salt Lake City area.

Mom enjoyed camping in the Uinta Mountains’ Allred Flats, and being with family and friends. She was also an active member of the LDS church.

Mom was preceded in death by her parents; an infant brother; husband; and son, Kent, who passed away in Oct. 2012.

She is survived by sisters Elizabeth (Betty) and Joyce; sons Douglas, Randy (Donna) and Kris (Sheri); 10 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

A small family service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 11 a.m. at the Broomhead Funeral Home, 12590 S 2200 W, Riverton, Utah. Interment will follow at the Camp Williams Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery, 17800 Camp Williams Rd., Riverton, Utah.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the management, staff and hospice care at Legacy House of Taylorsville, Utah, for their kindness and support during a difficult period. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to your local hospice or nursing care facility.

Mom, we love you and will miss you very much.











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