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Jill Bunker Johnson Wood

1932 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Jill Bunker Johnson Wood Obituary
4/30/1932 ~ 9/3/2018
Barbara Jill Bunker Johnson Wood, passed away September 3, 2018 in Mesquite Nevada, from Parkinson's Disease. Born April 30, 1932 to Ruth Collier Robison and Owen Woodruff Bunker in Fillmore Utah, her mother died when Jill was just 18 months old. Owen married Merodean Huntsman in 1935.
The family moved to East Millcreek where Jill attended Granite High School and then entered Holy Cross Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1953. She married William Stanley Johnson in June 1953 in the Salt Lake Temple and they raised their three children, Kathleen, Eric and Clark in Bountiful Utah.
Jill was a hardworking entrepreneur. After her nursing career she started the Gingerbread House Preschool, Turquoise Ltd, and Tommy Knockers Gift and Jewelry store, a Park City fixture for several decades.
Family was everything to Jill, but friends were family too! Jill was a talented event planner who gathered her community together regularly: Cookie Day, Ski Trips, Golf Tournaments and Holiday Parties were anticipated and enjoyed by many.
In 2005, after Stan passed away, Jill reconnected with Ralph Wood, an old Fillmore boyfriend, who was also mourning the recent death of his spouse and in 2006 they were married. Jill and Ralph traveled, entertained, golfed, and enjoyed their time together in Mesquite Nevada and Dillon Montana with their expanded circles of family and friends.
Jill is survived by her husband Ralph; children, Kathleen (Larry) Jensen, Eric (Christy) Johnson, Clark (Christie) Johnson, Heather (Toby) Levitt, Randy (Jill) Wood; 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; brother Stephen (Sherri) Bunker; many dear sisters-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Bill, Keith and Dick Bunker.
The family wishes to thank Roberta and Nellie for their compassionate caregiving and Dr. Alfaro for his knowledge and care of Parkinson's patients, as well as the doctors and nurses from Highland Manor and Mesa View Home and Hospice. In lieu of flowers, contributions to Parkinson's Research or the Huntsman Cancer Center would be appreciated.
A celebration of her life will be held September 11, 2018 at 10:00am at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 1950 Dimple Dell Road (10600 South) Sandy, UT 84092. Interment will be at Park City Cemetery, overlooking the ski slopes Jill dearly loved.
To share condolences and memories. as well as more stories about Jill, please visit www.larkincares.com.
Published in Deseret News on Sept. 9, 2018
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