Larry Dallas Johnson was born in Albion, Idaho, on Aug. 30, 1939, to Lawrence Dallas Johnson and Florence Emma Lloyd. He died on Nov. 15, 2013 at his home in Randolph, Utah, after a three year battle with cancer.
Larry spent his childhood on Manhead Ranch in Randolph, where he gained his love of farming. He graduated from South Rich High School in 1957, and that fall he enrolled at the University of Utah where he played in the marching band.
From November 1959 to November 1961, Larry served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Eastern States Mission.
He also served in the U.S. Army from 1963 to 1964. Larry married Nola Stoddard in the Logan Temple on Oct. 8, 1965, and they are the parents of seven children.
Larry spent countless hours helping in the community. He was a member of the Randolph Lions Club for over 35 years and was a founding member of the Rich High Booster Club. Larry loved sports and supporting the youth of Rich County. In 1999 the Utah High School Activities Association presented him with the Super Fan of the Year Award.
Larry was involved with the Boy Scouts of America for 62 years. He served as Scoutmaster for 22 years and received numerous awards, including the Silver Beaver Award. He served for 25 years with the Utah Association of Conservation Districts, with eight of those years as vice president and president.
Service in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was always important to Larry. He served in several positions in the Kemmerer Wyoming Stake, as well as bishop of the Randolph 2nd Ward for five years.
Larry is survived by his wife, Nola, his children, Nolan (Melissa), Texie, Heath (Connie), Tricia (Mark), Alyson (Jeremy), and Risa (Cory); 19 grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings, Gail, Beth, Bob, Margaret, Ralph, and Kate, along with many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, his son, Lance, and his granddaughter, Ella Mae.
Larry’s life was a story of love: love of family, love of farming, love of sports, and love of the gospel of Jesus Christ. His legacy will not soon be forgotten.
Memorial donations may be made to the Rich County Booster Club, or to the Trapper Trails Council of The Boy Scouts of America.
Viewing will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013 from 5-8 p.m. at the Randolph L.D.S. Chapel, and again on Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. at the Randolph L.D.S. Chapel. Interment with Military Honors will be conducted at the Randolph Cemetery, Randolph, Utah
Online condolences may be left at crandallfhevanston.com.