Weldon D Johnson

1928 – 2017

Axtell, Utah – Weldon Daniel Johnson, 89, passed away quietly with his family by his side on November 1, 2017. He was born in Fountain Green, Utah June 30, 1928, to Orville Glen and Hazel Lucile Daniels Johnson. Weldon started farming at a young age. He bought his first tractor at age 14.

He met and married his bride, VerDell Nielsen February 17, 1948 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They were blessed with 9 children. VerDell died July 18, 2011.

Weldon later owned his own trucking business hauling livestock. Along with thousands of driven miles across the US came a humorous story. He will be remembered for his quick wit and sense of humor, with attention to detail in the many jokes he shared with family and friends.

He is survived by his children: Diane Chevrier of St. George, Nadine (Randy) Ehardt of Las Vegas, Nevada, Claudia (Blaine) Nielson of Axtell, Sherrie Johnson of St. George, Tonya (Robert) Busker of Orem, Jana Shields of St. George, Layne (Kim) Johnson of Hurricane, 21 grandchildren, 32 great grandkids; 2 Brothers, Randall Johnson of Salina and David Johnson of Elmo; and 2 Sisters, Lily Barney and Shanna Cox, both of Washington State.

Weldon is preceded in death by his mother Hazel, father Orville, wife VerDell, son Gary Johnson and daughter Lynette McIntosh;  and 2 brothers: Glen Johnson and Marvin Johnson.

Funeral services will be held Monday, November 6, 2017 at 12:00 Noon in the Axtell LDS Ward Chapel where friends may call for viewing Monday morning from 10:00 to 11:30 prior to the services.

Burial will be in the Centerfield City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.

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