Steve Johnson(1964 - 2014)

Steven Lynn Johnson, 50, of Idaho Falls, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, in Shelley.

He was born Jan. 20, 1964, in Ann Arbor, Mich., to Grover Vaughn Johnson and Sandra Lee Foster Johnson. He was raised in Omaha, Neb., where he attended schools and graduated from Burke High School. He continued his education at Brigham Young University, where he received his bachelor's degree, and then Colorado State University, where he received his master's degree in business finance.

On Dec. 15, 1986, he married Kim Marie Jolley in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple. They were married until 2010.

He worked in the fuel distribution industry and was the owner of DBS Inc. Steve was active in the Kiwanis Club, where he served as president, and also was Grid Kid director, where he was a well-loved coach for many years. He coached baseball and served as a Scoutmaster in the Boy Scout program, where he touched the lives of many young men.

Steve was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a youth, he served as a missionary to the Arizona Holbrook Mission and learned the Navajo language. While on his mission, he gained a love for the Southwest Red Rocks, where he spent the last week of his life enjoying their beauty with his sweetheart, Betsy Monson. Steve was very generous with his time and money and performed countless acts of random kindness.

Steve enjoyed golf, watching Nebraska football, the Utah Jazz and going to games with his boys. He also enjoyed running and completed the St. George Marathon.

Survivors are his fiancee, Betsy Monson of Idaho Falls; sons, Daniel Steven (Chelsea) Johnson of Des Moines, Iowa, and Jared Scott (Kylee) Johnson and Devin Joel Johnson, both of Idaho Falls; parents, Vaughn and Sandra Johnson of American Fork, Utah; brothers, Michael (Sheri) Johnson of Lehi, Utah, and Scott (Lori) Johnson of Peoria, Ill.; sister, DeAnn Johnson of Brewster, Mass.; and one grandson, Jameson Daniel Johnson.

Funeral services will be held at noon Friday, Jan. 31, at the Idaho Falls LDS South Stake Center, 2051 S. Emerson Drive, with Bishop Bob Meek of the Summerfield Ward officiating. The family will visit with friends from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Wood Funeral Home, 273 N. Ridge Ave., and from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Friday prior to services at the church. Burial will be in Fielding Memorial Park.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at

Funeral Home

Wood Funeral Home
273 North Ridge Avenue Idaho Falls, ID 83402
(208) 522-2751

Published in Post Register on Jan. 29, 2014