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Kenneth LeRoy Johnson


1937 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Kenneth LeRoy Johnson
1937 ~ 2018
Salt Lake City, UT-Kenneth LeRoy Johnson passed away on March 10, 2018 at age 80. Kenny was born May 6, 1937 to Harry Johnson and Irma Nieser Peterson in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is preceded in death by his brothers Charles Johnson, Lee Peterson, and Frank Schneider, his sister Carrie Peterson, and his mother. He is survived by his brother George Johnson, sister Charlene Neeshan (Sheldon), and many nieces and nephews, including Steven KL Trower, Irma Kathy Packard (David), Lisa, Michelle, and Victoria Neeshan (Narciso).
Kenny suffered many hardships in his life, notably early and severe trauma at the Utah State Training School. Kenny was much later in life diagnosed with schizophrenia.
Despite these challenges, Kenny maintained a bright outlook. Kenny was an original American picker and he loved animals, Elvis, music, and classic cars. Kenny was very skilled in repairing cars, radios and projectors. He also loved collecting and showing classic projection movies.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 15, 1:00 p.m. at City View Memoriam, 1001 Eleventh Avenue. Friends and family are welcome to visit from 12:00 to 1:00 on Thursday prior to the funeral service. Interment, Salt Lake City Cemetery.
Thanks to all his friends at Valley Mental Health and Paramount Health and Rehabilitation for their kindness and companionship.
Published in Deseret News on Mar. 14, 2018
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