Betty Beatrice Durham Johnson was swept away to her new home at the age of 79 in Moab, UT on Monday, September 13, 2021. She was born on January 14, 1942 in Cortez, Colorado to Violet Jaunita Denney and C. Homer Durham.

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Betty married Ivan Lynn Johnson on May 23, 1959 in Moab, Utah. They had four children, three boys and one girl. Betty devoutly served her Pentecostal faith, including serving as pastor’s wife for 37 years.

Betty was extremely creative and had many gifts, but took most pleasure in sewing and cooking. From creating entire wardrobes by hand for her family, to baking her widely popular buttermilk biscuits, Betty was a blessing to everyone around her, friends and family alike. Her other hobbies included painting and interior design. Betty’s sense of humor and pragmatism are severely missed.

Betty is survived by her husband Ivan Betty’s sense of humor and pragmatism are severely missed. Johnson, her children, Michael (Tammy), Philip (Donna), Gayle Hansen (Grant), Eric (Serena), 15 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. She’s also survived by sister Joyce Allene and many nieces and nephews.

She is proceeded in death by mother Juanita, father Homer, sister Catherine “Mutt”, sister Homerlaine “Sis”, sister Doris-Anne “Corky,” sister Bobby-Gene “Binx”, brother Charles William, and brother Jack Denzel, among many other loved ones.

A graveside memorial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery on September 23, 2021 at 10:00 am in Moab, Utah.

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Sep 16, 2021

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Sis Johnson was an example of what a Godly woman is. She was always sweet and kind and had the cutest laugh. I always enjoyed visiting with her at the Ladies Conferences in Park City. God Bless the Johnson family as you all learn to live with out her.

Linda Auwerda , Murray, UT, US Feb 06, 2022

Dear Bro Phillip and Sis Donna and family members, we’re so sorry to hear of your loss, we have some fun good memories when we lived in Utah may God give you the peace you need sending our love and prayers

Rev Kelvin and Anita Bolton , Jasper, TX, US Nov 18, 2021