HANKSVILLE - Denise Nancy Powell Johnson, 53, passed away April 16, 2009 at home surrounded by her family.
Denise was born May 2, 1955 in Price to Alma Owen and Betty Hudson Powell. She married David Peter Johnson Aug. 26, 1976 in the Manti LDS Temple.
Denise graduated from Carbon High in '73.
She happily served in many callings in the LDS Church. She was a Relief Society president, Primary president, Young Women's leader, nursery leader and many more.
She especially loved the nursery because she served with her dear husband.
Denise owned and managed both a convenience store and grocery store at the same time.
She was a great support and strength to many friends and was loved by the community.
She was dedicated to her work and remained busy and very active.
She was very talented at sewing, crafts and bookkeeping.
Denise is survived by her husband, Pete Johnson, Hanksville. They are the parents of four children, Tiffani and Howard Turley, Mesa, Ariz.; Pamela and Ted Peterson, Lyman; David and Desiree Johnson, Hanksville; Jill and Douglas Stewart, Koosharem; and proud grandparents of three grandchildren, TJ Peterson, Aiden Allred and Tatum Turley. Also survived by her mother, Betty Powell; brother, Brent Powell; twin sister, Doreen (Scott) Strong, all of Price; and sister, Susan (Darren) Stucki, St. George. She was preceded in death by her father.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 21, 1 p.m., at the Hanksville LDS Ward Chapel, with Bishop George Peterson officiating. Visitation Monday evening at Mitchell Funeral Home in Price and Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Hanksville. Interment, Hanksville Cemetery.
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