Benjamin Glade Johnson, our much-loved husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, passed away August 9, 2022, surrounded by his devoted family.
Glade was a good man who had many special qualities. He was raised in Kaysville, having been born of goodly parents, and was fortunate to have been taught the gospel of Jesus Christ at their knee. We are so thankful to know that because of Jesus Christ, he has returned to live with his Heavenly Father again. He was greeted by many loving family members who were waiting to receive him.
He was blessed with a brilliant mind and graduated Magna Cum Laud from the University of Utah with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He served in the Florida South mission. He held many church callings, including serving in the bishopric, as Elders Quorum President and on the High Council, though often said his favorite calling was in the nursery.
He and his eternal companion, Juli Kae Dobson were sealed in the Salt Lake Temple on September 15, 1977. They have 6 remarkable children. David Johnson (Michelle), Krystofer Johnson [Matthew and Lily], Jeffrey Johnson (Melissa)[Alexander], Jennifer Anderson (Spencer) [Brandt and Kaedin], KayLee Taylor (Preston), and Bradley Johnson (Malissa)[Olivia], for whom he is humbly grateful. His face would light up at the mention of any of his 6 grandchildren, for whom he would drop everything to be with. His loving eyes will still be watching over them and helping them however he can.
He loved farming and spent many hours working with his father growing corn, cherries, beans and many other things, while desperately and sometimes comically fighting off invasions of raccoons and other vermin. Change did not come easily to Glade, but he was able to do what he needed to do in these quickly changing times. He was an excellent provider and took good care of his family to the best of his ability. We will miss him immensely, but we know that he has completed an honest and honorable life here on earth.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Margaret Rigby and Benjamin Grant Johnson. He is survived by his siblings Claudia Wangsgaard, Lowell Johnson (Shawna) and Rosemary Iles (Peter).
A video service will be provided for those who wish to attend remotely. It may be viewed on Saturday, August 20, 2022 at 11:00 am.
Due to family allergies, in lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Road Home or The Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Interment, Farmington City Cemetery.