Lois Mary Henningson Johnson, 92, passed away Friday evening April 7, 2017, at the home of her son, Paul, in Spanish Fork. She was born December 1, 1924 in Emery, Utah, to Parley Sylvester and Aurora Jensen Henningson. She attended South Emery High School. Lois married her childhood sweetheart, Clair Stanley Johnson on July 7, 1942. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on August 31, 1942.
She was a homemaker, loving wife, mother, and grandmother with a posterity of whom she was very proud. She was the Ceramics Director at the Spanish Fork Senior Center where she enjoyed teaching ceramics for more than 25 years. She was a member of The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers. She was an excellent seamstress, enjoyed doing needlework and other crafts. She loved gardening and she had a beautiful flowerpot garden which she loved taking care of until the last year of her life.
Lois is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She so willingly shared her time and talents in a lifetime of service as a teacher in Primary, Sunday School, Gospel Doctrine, volunteer LDS Seminary, and Relief Society (where she always said she gained her real education). She was a visiting teacher for 74 years. She has served as a Relief Society and Primary President, Assistant Genealogy Chairman, and Stake Relief Society Counselor. She and her husband served as LDS missionaries in the New Zealand and Texas Houston missions.
Lois is survived by her two sons and four daughters: Paul (Marsha) Johnson, Spanish Fork, UT; Claris (Vern) Butler, Evanston, WY; Nedra (Larry) Christensen, Salem, UT; Steven (Judy) Johnson, Owasso, OK; Lenore (John) Petersen, Salem, UT; and Karma (Mike) Christensen, Spanish Fork, UT. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 62 great-grandchildren, and 11 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband, who only recently passed away and whom she has missed dearly; siblings: LeGrand, Lola, Monte, Esta Lee, Marsden (Jake); Donna Vee; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Lois’ family would like to thank the staff of Maple Creek Home Health and Hospice for their very kind, compassionate and professional care they provided prior to her passing.
Funeral services will be Friday, April 14, 2017 at 11 a.m. at the Spanish Fork LDS East Stake Center, 1150 East 1240 South, Spanish Fork, Utah. Visitation for family and friends will be Thursday evening, April 13, 2017 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home, 187 South Main Street, Spanish Fork; and on Friday morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at the church before services. Interment will be at Spanish Fork City Cemetery under the direction of Walker Mortuary.