Bradley Thomas Johnson
1935 – 2016
Aurora, Utah – Former State Legislator, Bishop and beloved husband, father and grandfather, Bradley Thomas Johnson, age 81, passed away May 13, 2016 at his home in Aurora.
He was born April 10, 1935, a son of Thomas Floyd and Gladys Ogden Johnson in Richfield, Utah. He was the oldest of four boys. He graduated from North Sevier High School, Class of 1953. He married Gayle Jackson, June 8, 1953 in the Manti LDS Temple.
Brad was a cattle rancher and had a great love for the business he started with his father, uncle, brother and cousins, Johnson Livestock Company. He also later built and founded Johnson Feedlot. He was involved in civic affairs and served as a State Representative in the Utah House of Representatives for 16 years, where he accomplished many great things for rural Utah. He was past President of the Utah Cattlemen’s Association and served on the Aurora City Council for 8 years. Brad was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as a Bishop, Bishop’s Counselor, High Councilman, Ordinance worker in the Manti LDS Temple and as a missionary at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in Salt Lake City.
Brad is survived by his wife of 62 years, Gayle of Aurora; his four children: Scott and Carol Lee Johnson, Kent and Kristine Mickelsen, Clint and Tina Johnson, all of Aurora; Paul and Jodi Merrell of Pleasant Grove; with 16 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his three brothers: Stuart Floyd Johnson of Aurora; Jeffery O. Johnson of Salt Lake City; and Paul Randy Johnson of San Diego, California.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. in the Aurora 2nd LDS Ward Chapel, where friends may call for viewing Friday evening from 6 to 8 P.M. or Saturday morning from 9:00 to 10:30 prior to the services.
Burial will be in the Aurora City Cemetery under the care of the Springer Turner Funeral Home of Richfield and Salina, Utah.
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