On the morning of May 31st, 2023 with the rays of the rising sun shining on her and surrounded by her family, Geneva Marie Johnson ended her 11-month battle with stage 4 lung cancer. Never giving up, only giving in. Finally free from the pain and suffering.
With the face of a saint and the mouth of a sailor, our beautiful wife, mother, Gigi and friend lived and loved fiercely. Her daughters, grandchildren and her dog Oliver (the favorite child) were her pride and joy.
Born a Navy brat (hence the sailor mouth) to Demar and Theresa Bodily on April 28th,1969 in Des Moines, Iowa. She moved around the United States until her family settled in Layton, Utah. She attended and graduated from Layton High in 1987. At the age of 18 she started working for the IRS and retired in 2010
She married her high school sweetheart and forever soulmate James (Jimmy) Johnson on Dec 20, 1986. Along came three daughters, all brought into this world by the purest of love. This love never faded. They never stopped showing each other affection after 37 years. No matter how many times their kids gagged and asked them to stop.
Geneva is survived by her husband James Johnson, daughters Chelsey (Blayne) Griffis, Kilee (Kody) Russell, and Shaunie (Jason) Johnson, grandchildren Keygan and Evelyn Griffis and her dog Oliver. She was his emotional support human. Also survived by her aunts, uncle, brother and sister in-laws and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and older sister Sally Neville.
We would like to express so much gratitude and appreciation to the Huntsman Cancer Institute, especially Dr. Akerley’s office and nurses. Mikka Pendergrass at the Acute Center; Katie Stokes, Andrea Stucky, and their team with palliative care at IHC. Kristy Sage with Intermountain Hospice. Also, Dr. Morgan and Dr. Campbell. The compassion they showed to her and our family means so much.
Plans and details for a celebration of life will be shared privately with family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Huntsman Cancer Research Center. Maybe one day we will have a cure for this terrible disease.
Cremation Care entrusted to Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 No. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.