Our beloved husband, daddy and papa, Blaine Loyal Johnson, 75, passed away suddenly from a heart attack while battling lymphoma. Blaine was born May 18, 1937, to Arthur Lawrence Johnson and Clara Wilhelmina Speth Johnson. Blaine started working at Dave's Bakery at the age of 12 - he began with clean-up and later learned the trade and became a baker. After graduating from Logan High he moved to Salt Lake City and went to work for Jane's Bakery before enlisting in the U.S. Army. Upon returning home from Germany, he met his sweetheart, Sharon Larsen, while dragging Main Street. They were married Aug. 3, 1962, in Tremonton, Utah.
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Blaine began his career at Mountain Fuel Supply Company (Questar Gas) in the fall of 1961. In his 31 years, he worked in many different departments before retiring as a marketing rep. Blaine made many life-lasting friendships while working at Mountain Fuel. He loved his job and the people he worked with. He was always willing to go the extra mile for a contractor or customer who needed a special favor.
Blaine loved fishing, hunting, camping and being outdoors. He was an avid bowler and always kept his yard meticulously groomed. He also enjoyed shooting pool at the Hyrum Senior Center where he was well known for his hugs.
Most importantly, Blaine was a family man. He was happiest when he was spending time with us. Playing board and card games, badminton in the backyard or cheering on the Dallas Cowboys. He taught us the value of a "job well done" and was always the first one ready to help when he knew someone was in need.
Blaine is survived by his wife of 50 years Sharon Kae Larsen Johnson of River Heights, daughter Vicki (Todd) Hansen of Logan, and grandson Joshua (Kendra) Stead of Logan. His brothers and sisters are Marvin (Laura) Johnson of Logan, deceased, Dewayne (Judy) of Salt Lake City, deceased, Louella (Blaine) Anderson of Wellsville, Marlene (Mack) Bassett of Salt Lake City, deceased, Laretta Johnson of Smithfield, Wendell "Ace" (Linda) Johnson of Smithfield and Darrell (Charlene) Johnson of Logan.
Services will be held at noon Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, in the River Heights Stake Center, 800 S. 600 East in River Heights. A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Allen-Hall Mortuary, 34 E. Center St. in Logan, and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church prior to the services. Interment will be in the Logan City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Paul and Sherry Tullis Humanitarian fund.
Published in Logan Herald Journal from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2013