PRICE - Eunice Chidester Johnson, age 84, passed away at her home surrounded by loving family members on Jan. 3, 2013.
Eunice was born Feb. 26, 1928 in Price to Joseph and Mabel Ide Chidester.
On Feb. 1, 1948, she married Don Clinton Johnson and their marriage was later solemnized. Eunice and Don enjoyed their years working in the Manti LDS Temple prior to his passing on Aug. 21, 2010.
Eunice was an intelligent high school graduate who believed in education and, while raising five children, earned a bachelor's degree from Utah State University. After graduating with honors from USU, she taught at Durrant and Castle Heights Elementary. She was a dedicated educator who fondly recalled her experiences in local first and fifth grade classrooms, especially her students, long after retiring from the Carbon School District.
She was a truly creative, artistic person who never failed to capture the attention of all children with her witty stories and sketches. She spent hours with her grandchildren not only practicing the alphabet and multiplication tables, but instilling the value of learning into their bright young minds.
Eunice was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be deeply missed and never forgotten.Eunice is survived by her loving children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who filled her life with joy until the end. The survivors who will miss her deeply include Lynnda Johnson; Donni, Jens, Elizabeth, Kathryn and MacKenzie Nielson; Jaimi and Ember Hillman; Larry and Susie Johnson; Tracee Sioux, Ainsley and Zackary Thornton; Klint, Janet, Liberty, Charlotte, Oliver and Ruby Johnson; Courtney, Shiloh, Kinsey, Ella, Court, Bree and Miles Johnson; Kimber and Eric Christensen; Sherrie, Gabe and Christopher Vlamakis; Kelly Johnson-Dunn; BrookLyn, Ted, Shayley, Nicholas and Evan Cartwright; Joseph, Kelly and Teigan Dunn; Esther, Larry and Bradee Marinoni; and Pam, Rick, Lyndsie, Parker, William and Kaytlin Davis.
She mourned the loss of four beloved grandsons, Stephen Vlamakis, Brady Davis, Christopher and Nicholas Dunn. Eunice was also preceded in death by one sister and two brothers.
Funeral service, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, 11 a.m., Price Third LDS Ward Chapel (303 W. 500 S.). Family received friends on Monday evening from 6 - 7 p.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home (233 East Main Street) and at the church Tuesday one hour prior to service. Interment, Cliffview Cemetery, Price. Arrangements entrusted to Mitchell Funeral Home of Price where friends are welcome daily and may share memories of Eunice online at www.mitchellfuneralhome.net.