Leona Johnson, 71

Wednesday, December 7, 2005

Leona Kathleen Johnson, 71, died Dec. 2, 2005, surrounded by her husband and children.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1150 N. 8th East St. in Mountain Home. There will be a viewing from 10-10:45 a.m. before the funeral and on Thursday evening, Dec. 8, from 6-8 p.m. at Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel, 500 N. 18th East St.. Arrangements are under the direction of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel in Mountain Home.

Leona was born to William (Edwin) and Chrissie Tullis on Nov. 29, 1934, in Nampa, Idaho.

She lived in Nampa, Marsing, Homedale, Seattle, Grand View and Mountain Home.

Leona was married to Keith Ardell Johnson on March 25, 1955. They were married more than 50 years. She was sealed to Keith and their children for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake City, Utah (LDS) Temple on March 14, 1966.

She worked at the Samaritan Hospital in Nampa and took a practical nursing course before she was married.

After she married Keith she served as a dedicated wife and mother for all of her life, her family noted. "She loved to sing, dance and play with her family. She never missed an opportunity to serve others. She will be deeply missed."

She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for most of her life and had served in many positions, including a full time mission to New Zealand, from November 1995 to May 1997.

She is survived by: her husband, Keith A. Johnson; her children, Charlotte Ann Canella, Tami Lynn Chandler, Keith S. Johnson, David A. Johnson and Susan Dianne Mason; 21 grandsons, 9 granddaughters and 8 great-grandchildren; four brothers; Clinton Tullis, Ed Tullis, Duane Tullis, Marlin Tullis; four sisters, Chrissella McDermott, Eulia Tullis, Helen Nanney, Laurine Raber, and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Frederic (Rick) Charles Tullis, Craig Armont Tullis, and her son-in-law, Kent R. Chandler.