Dr. Jack Stoddard Johnson, 62, died Tuesday, December 6, 1994, at his home in Tremonton, after a five year struggle with a multiple systems degenerative neuromuscular disease.
He was born November 28, 1932 in Tremonton, Utah, a son of Heber Guy and Emorett Stoddard Johnson. He married Mary Carol Hoppins, May 28, 1962 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.Dr. Johnson was reared and educated in Tremonton and graduated from Bear River High School in 1951. He completed his undergraduate degree with the University of Utah and graduated from George Washington University Medical School in 1960. His internship and surgical residency was with LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. He practiced family practice, rheumatology and internal medicine in Tremonton for 30 years.
He was a member of AMA-B.E. Co. and Utah State Medical Societies; president, Utah Academy of Family Practice, American Society of Abdominal Surgeons; he was the Andrew Rytting Community Service Award recipient in 1993. Dr. Johnson was also a member of the American Society of Internal Medicine.
Dr. Johnson was active in the LDS Church; he filled a Western State Mission, he served as counselor in the bishopric, was a High Priest Group leader instructor in the Tremonton 1st Ward, and served as choir director for 25 years.
As a veteran of the Korean War, he had served as a Corporal in the United States Army.
Surviving are his wife of Tremonton; five sons, two daughters, and one foster son and their spouses, Gregory T. (Kelly) Johnson, Ottawa, Canada; Julie E. (Curtis) Benjamin, Richfield; J. Hyte (Jennifer) Johnson, Boston, Mass.; John D. Johnson, Tremonton; Marc S. Johnson and Suzanne Johnson, both attending BYU; Paul A. Johnson, Tremonton; Tim Farrell, Salt Lake City; six grandchildren; brother, Dr. Thomas S. Johnson, Logan; sister, Jill J. Cannon, Tremonton. He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Peggy J. Taylor and Tess Nielsen.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 10, 12 noon at the Tremonton 1st and 7th LDS Ward Chapel, 166 No. Tremont St. with Bishop Harry L. McMurdie officiating. Friends call Friday, 6-9 p.m. and Saturday 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. at the Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home, 111 No. 100 East, Tremonton.
Interment will be in the Tremonton Riverview Cemetery.
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