Gregory Lawrence Johnson

22 Aug 1957 - 1 May 2007

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Gregory Lawrence Johnson

22 Aug 1957 - 1 May 2007
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In the summer of 1996 the Greg Johnson family had one of our Lake Powell trips planned for the 3rd week in June. Two weeks before our trip was scheduled to start I was competing in a regional Hershey Track and Field event. The top two 4x100 relay teams would move on to the State Championship meet he

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Gregory Lawrence Johnson

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Married: 26 Aug 1977
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Evergreen Cemetery

1876-1998 North 2000 West
Springville, Utah, Utah
United States

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Inside the heart where love lives, all that is good can never be forgotten.

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Gregory: "Dear"
Alice: "Baby Doll"
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Gregory Lawrence Johnson Obituary

Contributor: stephen Created: 5 months ago Updated: 5 months ago

Greg Johnson, 49, lived an amazing life full of love and laughter even until the moment he passed away in his home May 1, 2007. His last two years he courageously battled cancer with hope, humility, and humor. Greg was born August 22, 1957 in Orem to Larry and Anetta Johnson. His childhood pictures show off his big, brown eyes and shy smile. Greg was a tender-hearted young boy. He had many fun childhood adventures as he tagged along behind his older brother and sisters from the ballparks in Orem to his family farm in Carbon County. Greg attended and graduated from Orem High School and LDS seminary in 1975. He played football for the Tigers, and it was there he met many lifelong friends and his very best friend and sweetheart, Alice Heaps. Greg and Alice married for eternity in the Provo Temple August 26, 1977 and began their life together. They made Springville and Mapleton their home where they lived, loved, and laughed together. Greg attended BYU studying Political Science and later received his Business degree from the University of Phoenix. He was very intelligent and was a lifelong learner. He was a voracious reader, reading a wide array of literature from political reviews to biographies to church doctrine to Louis L'Amour—and he liked to talk about what he read. He embraced an engaging discussion, especially about politics, sports, or religion. He was smart and serious about his convictions, but he shared them with a little sarcasm, a subtle joke, or a teasing smile. Everyone liked talking with Greg. Together, Greg and Ali had three beautiful children Ryan, Jessica, and Alex. His life revolved around them as they made many memories together gathering in the back yard, traveling to baseball fields, and boating at Lake Powell. As his family grew with grandchildren, Greg's love for life and its little blessings grew, too. He approached each day with gratitude and humility. Greg was about good times together with family and friends. He loved his family, immediate and extended. He always made his home a welcoming gathering place and was passionate about parties and family reunions. Greg loved playing and coaching sports. The boys he coached respected and loved him dearly. He made a difference in every one of their lives and although grown, off to school, or on missions, they still wrote or came to talk with him. Greg was dedicated to whatever responsibilities he accepted. He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving many years in many callings including his greatest challenge and blessing as 2nd Counselor in the bishopric of the BYU 112th ward. He was also a dedicated employee. As his daily fight with cancer escaladed, he continued to get ready, climb in his beloved truck, and go to work. He had a great love for the people he worked with. This love and loyalty kept him going, and his efforts were inspirational. His office could always count on a smile and a bit of wit. Greg insisted on a good sense of humor. "It's what you give that makes you beautiful." Greg believed this and lived this. He gave countless gifts of time, money, and expertise anonymously to friends and strangers. He was adamant about leaving a good tip. He was a generous and beautiful person. Greg is survived by his wife Ali; children Ryan (JaAnn), Jessica, and Alex Johnson; grandchildren Alaina, Halli, and Carter; parents, Larry and Anetta Johnson; four sisters Denise (Darryl) Pearce, Debbie Turpin, Wendy (Alan) Anderson, and Kristy (Ryan) Baker, and brother, Brent (Carolyn) Johnson. He was also very close to Ali's family; Richard (Sylvia), Debbi, Steve (Sherry), Dave (Marianne), Joe (Shirley), and Matt (Jill) Heaps. He leaves behind many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews who adore him. Greg was preceded in death by Jacqueline and Jeff Heaps. He was a wonderful son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend. A funeral to celebrate the honorable life of Greg Johnson will be held Saturday May 5th, 11:00 AM at the Mapleton North Stake Center, located at 475 North 1600 West (Highway 89), Mapleton. A viewing and gathering for friends and family will be Friday, May 4th, 6-8:00 PM and Saturday May 5th, 9:30-10:45 AM at that same location. We love you, Greg

Lake Powell to Hersey Track

Contributor: trishkovach Created: 2 years ago Updated: 5 months ago

In the summer of 1996 the Greg Johnson family had one of our Lake Powell trips planned for the 3rd week in June. Two weeks before our trip was scheduled to start I was competing in a regional Hershey Track and Field event. The top two 4x100 relay teams would move on to the State Championship meet held in Cedar City, Utah. It just so happen that the meet would be the same week as our scheduled vacation. I remember before the Regional meet started my Dad pulled me aside and stressed how important the 4th leg of the race was, “Alex, if your team is trailing coming into the 4th leg, you have the ability to come back and win this race. You also can lose this race, don’t forget about our Lake Powell trip.”

Lake Powell to Hersey Track

Contributor: stephen Created: 5 months ago Updated: 5 months ago

In the summer of 1996 the Greg Johnson family had one of our Lake Powell trips planned for the 3rd week in June. Two weeks before our trip was scheduled to start I was competing in a regional Hershey Track and Field event. The top two 4x100 relay teams would move on to the State Championship meet held in Cedar City, Utah. It just so happen that the meet would be the same week as our scheduled vacation. I remember before the Regional meet started my Dad pulled me aside and stressed how important the 4th leg of the race was, “Alex, if your team is trailing coming into the 4th leg, you have the ability to come back and win this race. You also can lose this race....but don’t forget about our Lake Powell trip.” He said in a very sarcastic tone. We both had a good laugh about it, knowing full well neither of us wanted to throw the chance to win. The race ended and our relay team qualified for State. The race was scheduled to take place at 11am in Cedar City which was roughly 5 hours from Bullfrog Marina. While waking up early at Lake Powell is a very common occurrence due to early morning ski sessions. However, on this particular day, we were up and on the boat at 4am. The half hour boat ride to Bullfrog Marina was the start of the best boat/road trip I had with my Father.

Life timeline of Gregory Lawrence Johnson

Gregory Lawrence Johnson was born on 22 Aug 1957
Gregory Lawrence Johnson was 12 years old when During the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the Moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first two people on the Moon. Mission commander Neil Armstrong and pilot Buzz Aldrin, both American, landed the lunar module Eagle on July 20, 1969, at 20:17 UTC. Armstrong became the first person to step onto the lunar surface six hours after landing on July 21 at 02:56:15 UTC; Aldrin joined him about 20 minutes later. They spent about two and a quarter hours together outside the spacecraft, and collected 47.5 pounds (21.5 kg) of lunar material to bring back to Earth. Michael Collins piloted the command module Columbia alone in lunar orbit while they were on the Moon's surface. Armstrong and Aldrin spent 21.5 hours on the lunar surface before rejoining Columbia in lunar orbit.
Gregory Lawrence Johnson was 21 years old when Jim Jones led more than 900 members of the Peoples Temple to mass murder/suicide in Jonestown, Guyana, hours after some of its members assassinated U.S. Congressman Leo Ryan (pictured). James Warren Jones was an American religious cult leader who initiated and was responsible for a mass suicide and mass murder in Jonestown, Guyana. He considered Jesus Christ as being in compliance with an overarching belief in socialism as the correct social order. Jones was ordained as a Disciples of Christ pastor, and he achieved notoriety as the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple cult.
Gregory Lawrence Johnson was 32 years old when The tanker Exxon Valdez spilled 10.8 million US gallons (260,000 bbl; 41,000 m3) of oil into Prince William Sound, Alaska, causing one of the most devastating man-made maritime environmental disasters. A tanker is a ship designed to transport or store liquids or gases in bulk. Major types of tankship include the oil tanker, the chemical tanker, and gas carrier. Tankers also carry commodities such as vegetable oils, molasses and wine. In the United States Navy and Military Sealift Command, a tanker used to refuel other ships is called an oiler but many other navies use the terms tanker and replenishment tanker.
1999
Gregory Lawrence Johnson was 42 years old when Columbine High School massacre: Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 13 people and injured 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado. The Columbine High School massacre was a school shooting that occurred on April 20, 1999, at Columbine High School in Columbine, an unincorporated area of Jefferson County, Colorado, United States, in the Denver metropolitan area. In addition to the shootings, the complex and highly planned attack involved a fire bomb to divert firefighters, propane tanks converted to bombs placed in the cafeteria, 99 explosive devices, and car bombs. The perpetrators, senior students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, murdered 12 students and one teacher. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. The pair subsequently committed suicide.
Gregory Lawrence Johnson died on 1 May 2007 at the age of 49
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