1/2/1935 – 1/6/2022
Jean Bushman Johnson passed away at home peacefully on January 6, 2022. She was born January 2, 1935 in Fairview, Utah to Jacob Denzil and Emily Billings Bushman and was raised in Fairview. She attended North Sanpete High School. While a senior in high school, she met Glen Johnson and they were married shortly after her graduation on June 19, 1953 in the Manti Temple. They lived on the ranch outside of Mt. Pleasant for some years, then moved into town making it easier for the kids to get to school, eventually moving back to the ranch. After Glen passed away, Jean moved to Fairview where she spent her remaining years.
Jean enjoyed raising her four children; Victor, Daphene, Deniece and Doreen, as well as taking in several Navajo children for various time periods during the LDS Church’s Indian Student Placement Program. Jean loved cooking and was especially known for “Jean’s Donuts” and Christmas candy. She taught many 4-H cooking classes during the summer. As her children got a little older she worked in food service for Wasatch Academy, North Sanpete School District and at Terrell’s grocery store. Jean enjoyed having her grandchildren come and spend a week with her in the summer and kept them busy with swimming, crafts, movies and playing games together.
Jean was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and especially enjoyed callings with the children and youth. Sunbeams and Young Women’s Camp leader were some of her favorites, even going so far as to have special solar ovens made so she could teach the girls to cook in them at girls camp. After retirement Jean and Glen were able to enjoy several years as ordinance workers at the Manti temple. Some of her favorite times were serving and meeting the wonderful people they worked with there.
She is survived by her children Victor Lee (Laurie) Johnson, Herriman; Daphene (Tim) Hansen, Fairview; Deniece (Owen) Larsen, Kaysville; Doreen (Steve) Petersen, Sandy; her sister Donna Thorpe, Salt Lake City; brothers Lynn Merth (Camille) Holladay; and Therald Duane, Millcreek.
Jean had four children, 23 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Preceded in death by her husband Glen; her parents Jacob Denzil and Emily Bushman; sisters Erma Shelley and Carma Humphries; brother Boyd Bushman. Services will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. in the Fairview North Ward Chapel (131 East 100 North, Fairview, Utah). Friends may call from11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Interment in the Fairview City Cemetery.