Ray Clawson Johnson, age 78, passed away at his home January 30, 1995 after a long illness.

He was born August 18, 1916 in Salt Lake City, a son of James LeRoy and Sarah Clawson Johnson. He attended Emerson School, Roosevelt, East High, LDS Business College and the University of Utah. He served an LDS mission in Norway from 1937 through 1939, and married Marian Rockwood in the Salt Lake Temple August 19, 1942. They are the parents of five children.Ray served his country during World War II and retired as a Major in the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corp. In 1947 he and two close friends founded Maxfield Candy Company in Salt Lake City and he was vice-president/sales manager for 30 years retiring in 1977. A faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in various leadership positions including bishop's counselor, Bishop of Colonial Hills First Ward, a member of the Hillside Stake High Council and a counselor in the Hillside stake presidency.

A highlight of his life was the call to serve as Mission President to the Oslo-Norway Mission from 1969-1972, giving selfless service to others and positively influencing the lives of those he came in contact with his loving spirit. He will be remembered for his sense of humor.

Ray is survived by his wife, Marian; and children and their spouses, Julianne (David) Monson, Salt Lake City; Janet (Richard) Tanner, Brigham City; James (Laurie) Johnson, Salt Lake City; David (Kim) Johnson, Salt Lake City; 20 wonderful grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Barbara Johnson, her children, Barbara Jean (Lynn) Porter; Bruce (Nancy) Johnson. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Lynda, who died in infancy and his brother, Walter Clawson Johnson.

Funeral services will be held Friday, February 3, 1995 at 11 a.m. in the Colonial Hills Ward, 1455 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. Friends may call at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 South Highland Drive on Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. and at the church, Thursday from 9:45-10:45 a.m prior to services. Interment, Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Norwegian Scholarship Society, in care of Dean Erlend Peterson, A-185 ASB, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84602

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