Curtis Thayne Johnson
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1949 ~ 2013
Curtis Thayne Johnson, 63, peacefully passed away at home on April 30, 2013 from complications secondary to liver failure while waiting for an organ transplant.
Curtis was born on September 24, 1949, to Thayne and Iris Johnson. He graduated from BY-High and earned his Bachelors in Computer Science from BYU. He enlisted in the US Army before being sealed to his high school sweet heart, Barbara Jean Babb in 1970 for time and all eternity in the SLC temple. Curtis was an active member of LDS church. He was our resident astrologist, librarian, weather man, swim coach, "jump or dive" caller, water-polo referee, dive judge, popcorn master, music critic and the best Santa's helper ever!
Curtis is survived by his wife of 43 years, Barbara; his four children Michael (Wendy), Rebecca (David) Mullen, Matthew (Kristin), Megan (Bryan) Hepworth; his siblings Darla Rogers, Terri Lee (Jon) Burgener, Kevin (Elizabeth) and Brian. He will be greatly missed by his 13 grandchildren; McKenzie, Chase, KC, Cassidy, Alexis, Kiersten, Madilynn, David, Matisyn, Sammy, Emilyn, Abigail and Lucas.
He is preceded in death by his parents Harvey Thayne Johnson and Iris Helen Schlerf.
Funeral services will be Monday May 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at the Provo Sharon East Stake Center, 2400 N 1060 E in Provo. Friends may visit with the family Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 646 E 800 N in Orem and at the church Monday morning from 9:00-10:45 a.m. Burial will be at East Lawn Memorial Cemetery Provo, Utah.
In memory of our husband, father, brother, grandpa, uncle, cousin, neighbor and friend, we encourage everyone to give the gift of life and become an organ donor.
THE NEED IS REAL
Today 117,840 people are waiting for an organ
18 people will die each day waiting for an organ
1 organ donor can save up to 8 lives
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Published in Deseret News from May 2 to May 5, 2013