Mary Larue "Mary Lou" Johnson, 80, of Idaho Falls, passed away Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at her home from natural causes. She was under the care of Aspen Home Health & Hospice.
Mary Lou was born Oct. 11, 1933, in Shelton, Idaho, to Arthur Vernon Jenkins and Clara Ada Ferguson Jenkins.
She grew up and attended schools in Idaho Falls, and graduated from Idaho Falls High School.
On Sept. 28, 1951, she married Tebbin Gilbert Johnson in Lincoln, Idaho. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. Mary Lou lived her whole life in Idaho Falls, with the exception of the first three years of their marriage, when they lived in Rexburg.
Mary Lou worked in the lunch program in School District 93.
She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving in many callings through the years in the Primary, Young Women and Relief Society organizations. She was a volunteer Pink Lady at the LDS Hospital in Idaho Falls.
She enjoyed sewing, and loved spending time with her family, grandkids and great-grandkids.
Mary Lou is survived by her loving husband of 62 years, Tebbin Johnson of Idaho Falls; sons, Bryan Tebbin (Denece) Johnson of Clearfield, Utah, Craig Charles (Rebecca) Johnson of Cedar Hills, Utah, Val Douglas (Karen) Johnson of Idaho Falls and Kyle Gilbert Johnson of Idaho Falls; daughters, Mary Sherisse (Bradley) Pettingill of Idaho Falls and Julia Marie (Robert) Workman of Tigard, Ore.; brothers, Duane (Pauline) Jenkins of Boise, Morris (Erma) Jenkins of Idaho Falls and David (Jackie) Jenkins of South Jordan, Utah; sisters, Verlene (Jerry) Schmier of West Yellowstone, Mont., and Luana (Jay) Rampton of South Jordan, Utah; 28 grandchildren; and 48 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and two sons, Steven Paul Johnson and Stuart Johnson.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 5, at the Lincoln 1st Ward Building, 3700 E. Lincoln Road, with Bryan Johnson officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road, and from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Monday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.woodfuneralhome.com.