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Morris Earl JohnsonMarch 23, 1925 ~ December 12, 2015 (age 90)
Morris Earl Johnson was born March 23, 1925 to Edwin Earl and Pauline Morris Johnson. Morris passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family on December 12, 2015.
He married Elaine Rawlings in the Salt Lake Temple on June 25, 1948. Morris graduated from Utah State University and attended M.I.T in Boston where he earned a master’s degree in City Planning.
Morris served his country in World War II as an officer in the Army Air Corps. After receiving his commission and wings he served as a flight instructor.
Morris was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. He loved the Lord and served in various capacities in the church. As a missionary he served with his wife, Elaine, in Hawaii, Minnesota, and in the Salt Lake Inner City Mission.
Everything Morris did had a touch of excellence. In his professional life he made contributions in revitalizing downtown Salt Lake City. As a professor at the University of Utah, he had the respect of all he taught and trained. Morris had a gift of artistic expression, and he enjoyed making jewelry for family and friends. He was a compassionate and loving father who always had a listening ear.
He is survived by his wife, Elaine, and children: Kent (Celeste) Johnson, Kathy (Jeff) Karren, Teri (Brad) Jensen, Todd Johnson, and William (Andrea) Johnson, as well as many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Morris is preceded in death by a granddaughter, Melanie.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00am on Friday December 18, 2015 at the Valley View 4th Ward, 2125 East Evergreen Ave. (3435 South). Friends may visit with the family on Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the Holbrook Mortuary, 3251 South 2300 East, and at the church on Friday morning from 9:30am to 10:30am at the church. Interment: Salt Lake City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Primary Children’s Medical Center. On line memories and tributes can be posted for the family at www.holbrookmortuary.com
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