6/5/1937 ~ 4/17/2019
Sandra Kae Nielson Johnson, age 81, passed away April 17, 2019 at the Sanpete Valley Hospital, surrounded by loving family after suffering from congestive heart failure. She was born June 5, 1937 in Salt Lake City to William and Sena Nielson and was raised in Ephraim. She attended Snow High in Ephraim. She met her sweetheart, Evan Philip Johnson, on a blind date. They were married on August 11, 1955, and were later sealed in the Manti Temple on April 16, 1966.
While raising her children, she attended and graduated from Mary’s College of Beauty in Provo, Utah. She owned and operated Sandra’s Country Curl in Ephraim. Art class in high school was her love and passion. When her children were older, she self taught herself how to paint. In the early nineties, Sandra was named Utah’s Leading Woman Artist. She has painted many inspiring paintings in oil, pastels, watercolors, and acrylics. Her artwork is displayed in many homes and museums all over Utah.
Sandra was very talented in many areas, there wasn’t anything she could not do. She loved the beauty of earth, and became an avid gardener. This showed in her immaculate yard that is admired by many people in the community.
Sandra loved her family. She loved to watch her grandchildren and great grands perform. Her happiest times were with her family. She wanted to live long enough to see her great-great grandchild, but was not able to. She was a member of The Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Say Saints. She had a great testimony and strongly believed in priesthood blessings.
She is survived by husband, Evan Philip Johnson. Children: LuCinda (Terry) Brotherson, Mt. Pleasant; Chad (Janet) Johnson, Fairview; Cherrie (Frank) Servey, Mt. Pleasant; Carma (Berkley) White, Mt. Pleasant; Craig (Lisa) Johnson, Price, her sisters; JoAnn Hosick, Camille Oberhansley, Sena Janel Strode, and her brother William (Pete) Nielson.
Sandra has 26 grandchildren, 50 great grandchildren, and a great, great grandson due in July.
Preceded in death by her parents William and Sena Nielson; sister, Dana Hensler; 2 granddaughters; Carmandee Kae Brotherson and Trina Marie Johnson; son-in-law, Greg DeMill; 6 brother-in-laws, Reed Oberhansley, Dave Hensler, Kent Larsen, Carl Johnson, Frank Hosick and Charles Young.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. in the Mount Pleasant 3rd Ward Chapel. Friends may call Monday from 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Mt. Pleasant 3rd Ward Church (295 S State) Interment in the Mount Pleasant City Cemetery. Online condolences at www.rasmussenmortuary.com