On a beautiful spring day, March 25, 2022 at the age of 92, our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle and friend Carl Bevan Johnson passed peacefully from this life.
Bevan was born on November 9, 1929, to Carl and Amanda Johnson in McCornick Utah. He was raised in Holden UT for a few years and then the family moved to Midvale UT. He attended Jordan high school, LDS business college and University of Utah. He married the love of his life, Ruth Sjoblom on November 19, 1948, in the Salt Lake temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were married for 63 years. Ruth preceded him in death on July 29, 2011.
Bevan served in the United States Marine Corps and was stationed in San Francisco CA. Ruth was able to live there with him and they had many wonderful memories of their time there.
Bevan started working at a young age. He delivered newspapers in the early mornings. That job prepared him for the early hours required as he delivered milk for Winder Dairy. He also drove a truck up Bingham Canyon and delivered for Coca Cola bottling company.
He was a banker by profession and worked for Walker Bank, Murray State Bank, Commercial Security Bank and KeyBank until he retired in 1994.
He enjoyed photography, hiking, golfing, running, tennis, skiing and traveling. Bevan was known for his beautiful yard that he spent many hours working to make it immaculate. He and Ruth had a group of friends that they loved to be with. They had their monthly get togethers, playing cards, celebrating holidays and other parties. They also traveled many summers in their camping trailers together. He loved teaching his daughters to ski and they went many Saturdays during the winters at Brighton Ski Resort. They also went on many family hikes in the summer. He and Ruth enjoyed traveling and went on many cruises and tours together after they retired. He was a member of Alpine Country Club and enjoyed good times there golfing with friends and family.
His greatest joy was his family. He planned and provided his family with many vacations that continued until he and Ruth couldn't vacation anymore. Many happy memories were made with them and their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Bevan was a lifelong, faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served throughout his life. Many of those years he served as ward or stake financial clerk. He was a faithful home teacher, a good neighbor and friend. He enjoyed working on family history and he and Ruth worked for many years in the Jordan River Temple. He was just short of serving in the temple for 25 years when the temple district was changed. He set a great example to us of dedication, and service and a job well done. He will be greatly missed. We can only imagine the smile that is back on his face as he is reunited with his sweetheart.
We want to thank all the caregivers at the Beehive Home Assisted Living where he lived for the past five years. Special thanks and appreciation to Angie, Natalie, Felicity, Melissa, Kyra, Ashley, Alex. His team from Active Hospice are angels. Thank you, Joannie, Amy, Mandy, and ALL that cared for him.
Bevan is survived by his two daughters and sons in law, Holly and Charlie Richards of Draper and Julie and Kim Lund of Centerfield, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, two brothers and three sisters. Deral, Melvin, Ann, Zola, and Emeline.
Services will be held at Cannon Mortuary, 2460 Bengal Boulevard, Cottonwood Heights, Saturday, April 2, 2022, 11:00 a.m. Viewings Friday, April 1, 2022, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday April 2, 2022 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to services. Interment Midvale City Cemetery.
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