Mark Ken Johnson, age 65, passed away Saturday, October 15, 2016 at his home in Hiko, Nevada after a courageous battle with cancer. Through this he taught us the importance of optimism and a positive attitude: “It’s all good”. He was born September 13, 1951 in Fillmore, Utah to Chester Rogers and Stella Vee Stott Johnson.
Ken grew up in Holden, Utah where he enjoyed being outdoors, farming, ranching, and hunting. He loved working hard and became the owner operator of his own cattle and feed business. In his later years he became a brand inspector and loved visiting with the new people he met each day.
In 1971, he married Linda Lu Shepherd. Together they had three children and were later divorced. In 1982, he married Tamra Curtis. They had two children and were later divorced. He recognized the importance of family and loved spending as much time as possible with his children and fourteen grandchildren.
Survivors include his children: Shelli (Conrad) Abrams, Scott (Mindy), Sandi (Jonathan) Mason, Stetson, Kenze (Korey Smith) Johnson, fourteen grandchildren, and his siblings: Jerri Frehner, Pamiel Reed, Ginger Agee, Jeff, and Penni Sumsion. He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Diane Buckwalter.
Funeral services will be held Friday, October 21, 2016 at 1 p.m. (MST) at the Holden LDS Chapel. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Alamo LDS Chapel, and again from 10:30 – 12:30 p.m. prior to services at the chapel. Interment will follow in the Holden City Cemetery. Friends and family are invited to sign our online guest book at www.moapavallymortuary.com