Obituary for Donald “Don/Donnie” Kirk Johnson, Age 68.

Don died on November 8th, 2020, in his home alongside his loving children in Millcreek, Utah. He was born on November 26th, 1951, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Kirk Mayne Johnson and Eva Maurine Johnson.

Growing up he was a natural baseball player going as far as being scouted by the New York Yankees. At Olympus High School he became passionate about politics through debate. He went on to serve in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. In college he found his true passion in history and his natural ability to teach and motivate individuals to excel in college. He was always a top achiever in sales and recruitment working for nearly 30 years at ITT Technical Institute as a recruiter and instructor.

Don was handsome and charming and always exuded a larger-than-life aura. He was a man that could put a smile on anyone’s face, treating everyone equally. His generosity was shown in the smallest of ways, a simple random gift or a phone call to remind you he was thinking of you. He will forever be loved and missed.

His greatest loves in life were his children and of course… Coke.

A gathering for Donald’s friends and family will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021, from 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM with a memorial service to follow at 1:00 PM at Memorial Murray Mortuary, 5850 South 900 East, Murray, Utah 84121. Inurnment will take place following the service at Murray City Cemetery, 5490 South Vine Street, Murray, Utah 84107.

Following the State of Utah’s mandate on facial coverings, face masks are required at all public gatherings. Social distancing will be enforced. For those unable to attend the services, Memorial Mortuaries and Cemeteries are offering a livestreaming of the funeral service on Zoom.

Joining by computer

• Go to in any internet browser

• Click “Join Meeting”

• Enter the meeting ID – 8012981564

• A box will open saying “ wants to open this application”. Click “Open Zoom”

• Click “Join with Computer Audio”

• Click “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral service

Joining by phone or iPad

• Download the Zoom app

• Open the app and select “Join a Meeting”

• Enter the meeting ID – 8012981564

• Select “Join without Audio”

• Select “Call using Internet Audio”

• Select “Mute” in the bottom left hand corner so that your audio does not interrupt the funeral service



Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Memorial Murray Mortuary
5850 South 900 East
Murray, UT 84121

Memorial Service

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Memorial Murray Mortuary
5850 South 900 East
Murray, UT 84121

Graveside Service

Friday, Jan. 15, 2021 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Murray City Cemetery
5490 South Vine Street
Murray, UT 84107

Services Handled By

Memorial Murray Mortuary
5850 S 900 E
Murray, UT

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Jan 15, 2021

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My father was many things. He was a father, brother, grandfather. But most importantly he was wise, loving, caring, and kind. He was the father that most wished for. He has taught me many things. But I just wished that he could stay a little longer with us all. I hope that my father is looking over us all, and making sure that we will be all okay. He was my hero, and I will never forget him. Love you dad,

- Lakota

Lakota M. Johnson , Salt Lake City, UT, US Apr 29, 2021