Luella Barbara Ide Johnson (June 1, 1930 – July 6, 2017)
Luella I. Johnson, 87, of Rifle, passed away July 6, 2017, in Fruita, Colorado.
She was born June 1, 1930, in Delta, Utah, to Lucian and Florence Ide. She was raised in Carbon County, Utah, and attended schools in Wellington and Price. Luella married Norris Walter Johnson of Price April 17, 1949; their marriage was later solemnized in the LDS Cardston Temple, Alberta, Canada.
Luella was dedicated to her husband and family as they made a career in the military for over 20 years. Norris retired from the U.S. Air Force and they moved their family to Silt, Colorado, in 1969. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Rifle Ward and enjoyed serving in various capacities. She supported her community, TOPS, V.F.W. Post #9304, and other organizations. She enjoyed people, animals, farming, gardening, fishing, camping and her pets.
Luella loved her family and delighted in her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be missed and never forgotten. She mourned the loss of her eternal love, Norris, who passed away in 1998. Luella is survived by her three children: Glade Johnson (Laura) of Grand Junction, Dan Johnson (Aleen) of Fruita and Darlene Frampton (Dale) of Gilbert, Arizona; nine grandchildren Stacie, Jennifer, Kimberly, Travis, Jared, Kevin, Janel, Christopher and Shane; and 21 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters: Audrey Drake of Dallas, Texas, Bonnie Duncan of Delta, Colorado, and Pat Willson of Emery, Utah. She is preceded in death by her parents, sister (Eva LaValley) and brother (James “Frank” Ide).
Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Rifle LDS Chapel. Interment at Rosehill Cemetery, Rifle, Colorado.
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