Saturday, August 23, 2008

Johnson Family

Condolences for the family of Mandy Johnson may be posted here or emailed to

Mandy Johnson


Dale said...

My love and prayers are with you. Words cannot express the hurt and sadness we all feel. We love all you guys.
Dale & Dee Johnson (Lehi, UT)

Joyce said...

Mandy comes from a wonderful family! Our prayers are with you all...

Dean & Joyce LeFevre

PrincessKatie said...

To Jared & Amy and family,

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Are thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. We lived by Jared and Amy in West Jordan and we know from spending time with them how important each memeber of your family was. Amy and Jared talked very highly of each of you and I know that Amy especially always had good things to say about Mandy and what a great person she was. We hope that you will be able to celebrate all the wonderful things she accopmlished on this Earth and we hope you can find peace knowing that you can reunite with her again someday. Once again our thoughts and prayers and with you and we express our deepest sorrows. Jared, Katie and Hailey Larsen

Calvin and Brenda said...

Calvin and I want you to know that we love you all very much and we are sorry for this tragic loss. Mandy was a sweet, loving woman and we will miss her dearly. Our prayers will be with you.

Love Always, Calvin and Brenda

The Shaklee's said...

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. We were good friends with Jared and Amy in law school and Amy was my walking partner. On such walks, I would always hear about the happenings in the Johnson family, especially with Mandy. Amy is so proud of her family, especially Mandy. She talked so highly of Mandy and was her cheerleader in all that she did. We hope that you find peace and comfort as you go through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.
Jon, Holly & Isaac Shaklee

Melissa said...

Dear Johnson Family,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. It was so hard to believe but I have a calming feeling that everything will be okay and that they are all in a better place doing even greater things for others. My fondest memory of Mandy was when I was having a hard day and we were at the fair. Mandy saw me and just came up and started talking to me and just brightened my day. It was nice to know that someone out there was nice enough to take time out of what they were doing to say hi to a friend. You are all in my prayers. We will all see her again soon.

Anonymous said...

Johnson Family - as we struggle with the loss of Keith we want you to know that we are also very aware of your loss of Mandy. Our hearts go out to you. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord bless your family with peace and comfort. The Shumway's

Anonymous said...

We, The Johnson Family, would like to express our condolences for all of those involved in this tragic accident. Our thoughts and heart felt prayers are with each of their families. We feel comfort and peace knowing that Mandy was with such wonderful people in her final hours. We want the families to know how much we appreciate the kindness, fun, and love shown to Mandy while she was employed with Dr. Ellsworth. So many times Mandy would make the comment that she loved those she worked with and felt like they were all true friends. We would also like to thank family, friends, media, and everyone in the community who have expressed their thoughts and love in anyway.

Hurricane, UT—Mandy Johnson, age 20, died in a plane crash Friday, August 22, 2008. She was born March 5, 1988 in St. George, Utah, to Bevin Johnson and Susan Sandberg Johnson. Mandy had recently become engaged to Scott Barney of Hatch, Utah.

Mandy’s motto in life was “kindness is contagious—catch it,” and her unwavering smile brought joy to everyone she met. As a student at Hurricane High, Mandy participated in tennis, the Future Farmers of America, and various pageants. She was currently pursuing a communications degree at Southern Utah University.

Mandy is survived by her parents, Bevin and Susan Johnson of Hurricane, Utah; brothers Golden (Kendra) Johnson of LaVerkin, Utah, Met (Maridee) Johnson of LaVerkin, Utah, and Whitney (Tiffany) Johnson of Cedar City, Utah; a sister Amy (Jared) Frost of Henderson, Nevada; and 11 adoring nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 28, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Hurricane Stake Center at 677 S 700 W. Friends and family may call Wednesday, August 27, from 6-8 p.m. at Spilsbury Mortuary in Hurricane at 140 N Main Street, and on Thursday, August 28 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Hurricane Stake Center. Interment will take place in the Hurricane cemetery.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 S Bluff Street, St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454.

Mandy's ultimate goal was to live life to the fullest and live happy.

Anonymous said...

Dear Johnson Family,
On behalf of the Winder family, I'd like to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this tragic time and we hope that you will be strengthened by the presence of the spirit in these coming weeks. Mandy was a wonderful example of love and charity and goodwill towards all. She was a faithful disciple of Jesus Christ, and she demonstrated her love of the Savior and the purity and goodness of her heart in her actions. She was a great friend to the friendless, a help to the helpless, and a hope to the hopeless. She has made a great impact in the lives of many in this time she spent in mortality, and her life will yet have a great impact on many. We take great comfort in knowing that we will see Mandy again and that her work is not finished. Thank you for raising such a wonderful daughter. May the Lord bless and comfort you and be with you at this time.
Colton Winder

Anonymous said...

I went to school with Scott Barney's older brother. I played sports with Scott. I didn't know Mandy but have no doubt now what kind of person she was. I am praying for all involved, including the Johnson Family and now, the Barney's as well.

Drew and Jane Hyer and Family said...

Dear Families,
I was deeply saddened by your losses. As I sit by the computer reading about the accident, my 10 year old son, David said "We know how that feels". We, too, lost someone in an automobile accident in October of last year. My heart goes out to you and you are all in our prayers. I did not directly know any of your loved ones, but I know the niece and cousin of two of them. I can promise you that several things will happen. You will feel the Love and Comfort of Our Heavenly Father and Savior during this time period. They will not forsake you. Please cling to that fact and know that They and your loved ones are near. Families ARE forever and you will see them again and they are waiting for you on the other side. Your heart will break at times, but your hearts will also soar. Sweet memories will crowd your mind and you will be comforted. Your community and state are praying for you and this will also strengthen you when the times are tough. Asking why does not help much, but being still does. Know that you all are in many people's prayers and hearts and you are not alone. May Father's richest blessings be poured out upon you during this time and in the future while you carry on.
With love and understanding,

Jones said...

Dear Johnson Family,

We offer our deepest and most sincere love toward you all. We extend a hand of friendship and support to you in this sad time.

Mandy has always been an example of righteousness, integrity, and friendship to each of us.

Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

-Alvin and LaRue Heaton Family, Brian and Kathy Jones family, and Derek and Myrianne Jones family

Mitch and Robyn said...

My heart goes out for you and your family at this time, I will never forget Mandy's sweet smile and laugh.. she always brought a smile to everyones face. I enjoyed the time spent working with her at SWSC and hanging out on occasion. she is such a sweet, beautiful, talented, outgoing person who had so much faith. She is a choice spirit who was needed by her Heavenly Father on the other side of the veil. Her sweet beautiful personality will be missed by thousands.... My your family find peace and comfort.

zane said...

I was deeply saddened to hear of the news yesterday. My heart and prayers go out to her parents and family. She went to school with my children and played tennis with my son Tyler. She was an awesome person and a great example to all those she came in contact with. I am grateful that my children have grown up in this community with so many wonderful examples of good wholesome individuals. Again, my most sincere prayers to our Heavenly Father for your family in this difficult time.

Mines family said...

To our family in Hurricane,
Words can not express the feelings of our hearts. From her first smile we have and alway will love Mandy. Always striving to do her best and helping others are just two of the attributes we will remember. May the passage of time be quick and the knowledge of our eternal reunion speed the healing ache of all the hearts who love her. Love
Grant, Maridean, Marie, Cheryl, Bill and Katelyn.

Carol said...

I went to Southern Utah University with Mandy and knew her well. I can not think of a time that she wasn't smiling or trying to help others. Her family should be proud of the wonderful daughter that they raised and the love that she carried with her always. She was an example to us all and we look forward to seeing her again someday.

Holly or Joe said...

To Whit and Tiff,

We are all praying for you and your family. We know the Spirit of the Lord is with you and pray for continued peace and comfort through the Atonement of our Savior.

The Harris Family

Kami Smith said...

Dear Johnson Family-
I served in Ukraine with Mandy through ILP. She was my visiting teaching companion and though we did not teach at the same school, I had the amazing opportunity to live laugh and love with her. She truly was a constant light for us all, especially during some really hard times in Ukraine. My heart truly aches for you and this tragic loss, but the comfort of the Spirit continues to resonate in my heart as well. I know you are being cared for and lead through this grief by the Savior himself. My prayers and thoughts are with you. May the truths of the gospel, the Atonement of the Savior, and your treasured memories of Mandy bring an unrelenting comfort and healing power into your lives forever more.

Hali said...

Dear Johnson Family,

I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. It was a pleasure to associate with Mandy, in the Presidential Ambassador and Communication programs at SUU.

She was a breath of fresh air and a joy to be around. There is no doubt she will be greatly missed by so many.

You're in my thoughts and prayers at this time. God bless.

The Littlefields said...

Dear Johnson Family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss. We had only intereacted with Mandy a few times through Whit and Tiff, but each time we were impressed. She seemed to have it all together, she was beautiful, kind, and so sweet. Whit and Tiff always spoke so highly of her, we truly admire the close knit family that you have.
We cannot imagine the greif that you are experiencing, but we hope that you feel the love that our Savior has for you.
There are so many prayers on your behalf. We love you Whit and Tiff!
Love Steph and Nate Littlefield

Loni said...

Our prayers are with you. I pray that Christ will pour his comforting Spirit upon you and your family. You have a lot to be proud of, Mandy was a sweet girl. Take it one day at a time.

Anonymous said...

I am so very sorry for your loss. My prayers are with all of you.

Anonymous said...

Golden and Kendra,
We are very sorry to hear of the lost of your sister. We are hear for you. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I wish words could express the comfort we want to give. Remember families are forever!
Steve & Megan Johnson

Lisa said...

Mandy was a girl anyone could look up to. She was (and still is!) so full of fun and cheerfulness. She will be missed. Our prayers are with you all. Mike & Lisa Nielson

Anonymous said...

Some people take 8-10 decades to get it right. Mandy is the type of person who got it right in two.She will be sorely missed by all who knew her. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Johnson family as they mourn Mandy's passing.

Mike Nielson

Anonymous said...

To The Johnson Family,
Our heartfelt prayers are with all of you at this time. Mandy was such a wonderful example of living a Christ centered life. Our children's lives were deeply enriched by the friendship they had with Mandy. Her smile was contagious as was her zest for life. She will truly be missed by all those who knew her. Our deepest sympathies are with all of you at this time.
Alan, Joann, Trent, Kirbi, Chelsi & Jason Wade

Kris Orton said...

My son, Kody Orton was a friend of Mandy's. She has been to our house a couple of times and I knew she was a very special person. She came to our house a few days before she left for the Ukraine and we played "Wei". Had a great time. Kody talked like he was going to try and "date" her more seriously when she got home but nothing came of it. However I would have been thrilled if it would have. I am so sorry for your loss. Mandy has touched many hearts and will be remembered with great fondness.

Kris Orton (Cedar City, Utah)

The Lemmon's said...

I remember many times, when I would be with Amy at her house, seeing Mandy wander in always with the gorgeous smile she has. She really did seem to spread happiness wherever she was. I ache for your family and hope all the prayers will bring you the peace and comfort you need now and continually. Thanks for all the kindness your family has shown me during all the things Amy and I were able to do together. I consider her one of my good friends and pray for her and her family in this difficult time.
Jeni Lemmon

Anonymous said...

On behalf of Ferguson & Associates and Kingston Risk Services, I would like to let you know our hearts and prayers go out to Whit and his family in this tragic time. Please accept our condolences.


Stacy Hawthorn

Kels said...

Mandy is such a great example. Just a few weeks ago she thought a lesson in our young womens about her trip to Ukraine. She encouraged us to someday go somewhere out of your comfort zone and to serve and make a difference. She also taught us to make the best out of every situation and have a positive attitude. She touched everyone of us in there that day. She is a beautiful daughter of God. Our prayers are with you.


Josh said...

Dear Johnson Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. I knew Mandy through Presidential Ambassadors and through the Communication program here at SUU.

I am at a loss of words of what it means to lose person such as Mandy. She lived her life without regrets, with passion, and a determination that I envy.

I will always remember her cookies and the trip to the Price is Right that I was on with her, when she got on as a contestant.

She will always be an example to me of living your life to the fullest, showing kindness to everyone, and doing what it takes to achieve your dreams.

God bless your family and know that Mandy was loved by many.

CHALI said...



Amy said...

My mom told me about your loss, and my heart sank. I have fond memories of your family while growing up. I know that Toni is just heart broken about the news. Mandy was always such a sweet girl, so kind and loving towards everyone she met. Your family is in our prayers.

Amy (Stratton) Zugner

iverson family said...

Dear Johnson Family
We are family members of Keith Shumway, who as you know, was with Mandy. We want you to know, our hearts and prayers go out to you at this time of loss. We enjoyed watching Mandy perform in the Miss Hurricane Pageant and winning! It seems that the Good Lord put alot of effort into gathering ten amazing people to call home, at the same time. May we keep up the good work and great examples shown to us by these incredible souls. All our love, Randal & Sammy Iverson and family

CJ Armstrong said...

Dear Johnson Family-

I knew Mandy through Elyse Adamson, Mark Taylor, Jon McNaughton, and Heather Hussey. We became friends though shortly after a coupld of movie watching nights.

She was an amazing young women and has changed my life. I am grateful that I had the chance to call her my friend.

I am sorry for your loss and know that you are in my prayers. Mandy will be missed greatly.

-CJ Armstrong

Anonymous said...

I am from SC and I wanted you to know that this tragedy has reached across the US. I am so sorry for your loss and I pray that God will give you the peace and the strength you need to get through this awful time.

Anonymous said...

Dear Johnson Family,
My heart is lonely in the passing of a great friend. Mandy was always there to be my friend. I am so thankful for the part that Mandy played in my life. I send hugs, kisses and my love to you all. I am praying for you and know that I will never forget her. I know that we will all be together again and she willing be smiling as always.
All my love,
Elder Tyson Gubler

Mandy and Kalen said...

Johnson Family & Scott-

I didn't know Mandy, but since the tragedy I have heard so much about her from people that I know that knew and loved her! My cousin Layne Jepson has been truly heart broken for lossing such a wonderful friend.

I went to school with Scott in Panguitch and I wanted to send love his way as well. We are thinking about you and want you all to know that you are in our prayers!

Paul DeVenzio said...

Dear Whit & Family,

With Sympathy, my thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Wishing you peace in this time of sorrow.

Paul DeVenzio

Scott Brueck said...

Johnson Family

I am very glad that I got to know your daughter over the past couple of years. I considered here a great friend and example. I will miss her as I know we all will. Please know that you are in my prayers!!

Scott Brueck

theblakefam said...

We love mandy what a great smile she has. We were ambassadors with her and she always made us feel welcome and happy. "Because we knew her we have been changed for good"
Our prayers are with you.

Robby, Lindsey, RJ, & Parker said...

Johnson Family,
I am deeply sorry for your loss and I am thrilled to be asked to participate in the funeral services. I only pray that I might add to the service and not otherwise. I wanted to tell of a memory of Mandy. I remember when Mandy tried out for the Miss Hurricane Pageant. I hadn't seen her in a while and all of a sudden she was so grown up and beautiful. I remember watching her and knowing that she would win. She was smart and beautiful and talented. She spoke well and with confidence on stage. I just remember thinking how cute of a girl she was and how fun she must be to have for a daughter. I honestly remember thinking that her parents must be so proud of her and I hoped that someday I might have a daughter that had such a beautiful and contagious personality. I'm sure she was such a joy to raise. Your family is truly blessed to have her and the many wonderful memories of her in your lives. My prayers will be with your family through this difficult time. With Love,
Lindsey Hurst

Rosa Zerkle said...

I am a patient at the office and saw Mandy several times. She was a beautiful lady who always had an encouraging smile, plenty of patience and a kind word. I am deeply saddened at your loss.

Chris & Nikki said...

Johnson Family,
I just want you to know how sorry I am for your loss. Mandy was one of my closest friends and she will be missed greatly. She brought such joy and love into my life. I love you all, my prayers are with you.

Nikki Davis (jeppson)

Tara said...

Johnsons and Scott,
I just wanted to let you know that I too have always admired Mandy. I am grateful for the time that I was able to spend with her helping her prepare for the Miss Hurricane Pageant. It was so much fun for me, and I loved getting to know her a little bit better. I knew that she was going to win that night! Mandy always seemed to have it all together. What a great example she was, even to those older than her. Mandy will truly be missed. I hope that you know how much we love your family. Love, Colter and Tara Criddle

Anonymous said...

dear johnson family,

i am sorry for your lost i knew mandy from when her and i live in manzinita during the 06'-07' school year she always did have a smile on her face that would brieghten anyones day. once again i am sorry for your lost our prayers are with you.

grant & renee cracraft

Anonymous said...

Dear Johnson Family,
We were in Hurricane when LaRue received a call, we were in tears and feeling a bit helpless, but our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May the Lord with His love and goodness comfort and keep you at this time.
Conrad, Melody, Miranda and Nathan Campos (SLC, UT)

JIM said...

Bevin and Susan

We were so sorry to here about Mandy. Pearl and the family talk about your family often. Our visit to your home in the summer of 2006 was wonderful. We were able to meet your family and talk to Calvin and Beth. You have a wonderful family. It is little wonder that Byron always visited your family when he went to Hurricane.
Pearl called Annie in California as soon as she heard. She in turned called Pearl Ann in Orem and I am sure many others.
Know for sure that the extended family loves you and your family. We wish we could be there to ease the burdens that you feel.
The Johnson family has a great legacy beginning with Warren Marshall, then to Jerry and then to Warren, and on to Calvin. These, as well as others have had a wonderful reunion with Mandy. I am also sure that Byron, Eletha, Alice, Wilma and Ida were there.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.

Pearl Johnson Hicks
James Johnson (St. Louis)

Anonymous said...

My love and prayers are with your family. I pray that the hope ofour the Saviors Atonement will strengthin you through these trying times.