July 1, 1930 - September 21, 2020
Patsy Renee Pollard Johnson (90), an elect and beloved lady, passed on from her mortal life the last day of summer, Monday, September 21, 2020 at 3:12pm. Family members were present with her at Spring Gardens in Mapleton, Utah when she quietly drew her last breath. She left as peacefully as she lived. She passed due to incidents of old age. Patsy’s surviving family members are her devoted and loving husband, Alan Packard Johnson; 2 brothers, Gary (Dana) Pollard, Steven (Anna) Pollard; sister-in-law, Carmen Pollard; and the Johnson Family. She leaves 7 adoring children who will miss her tremendously: Shauna (Kevin) Lowe, JoEllen (Fred) Hyatt, Justin (Geneve) Johnson, Brenda (Kirk) Knowlton, Doran (Shelly) Johnson, Maria (Andre) Herring, and Jana (Erik) Fuller. Patsy has 37 cherished grandchildren, many with spouses, and 79 great grandchildren with more on the way. Patsy was born July 1, 1930, on her grandma’s kitchen table in Riverton, Utah. Despite The Great Depression, Patsy had a happy childhood, living in Sandy, Utah, and playing with her brothers, friends, and animals. She, by nature, was demure and happy. Her blue eyes twinkled and she loved people each day of her life. She moved to Ogden, Utah with her parents, Glenn and Eleanor Pollard, and brothers in 1937 and lived there until she was married. Patsy had an early desire and passion for playing the piano. Her parents acquired both a piano and teacher for her when she was 11. By the time she was 18, she had achieved concert pianist status, often practicing 6-8 hours a day in high school, in addition to earning high academic marks. She spoke of memorizing 100 page concertos. She attended Weber High School where she was elected Student Body Vice President. Patsy studied at Weber College and earned an associate degree in the Home Arts, Child Development Area, in addition to continuing her piano study. She was elected President of the Women’s Organization for the College. Patsy met Alan Johnson and enjoyed a wonderful courtship. He served a mission to Switzerland and Austria for 2 years, 9 months while she waited for and supported him. She worked as a secretary in her father’s insurance office and earned every penny for the china, crystal and silverware for her hope chest. Though there were several hopeful suitors for petite darling Patsy, Alan returned and they were married shortly after on March 17, 1952. Patsy and Alan lived in Provo, Utah; Bloomington, Indiana; Abadan, Iran; Champaign, Illinois; Danville, California; and Mapleton, Utah. Many of these residences were due to Alan earning an additional graduate degree or working in various accounting positions. While in Iran, they had the unique opportunity to travel around the world 4 times. They enjoyed each place they lived and were always active, full participating and serving members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Special mention must be made of Danville. She LOVED her 49 years in Danville, California on Meese Court. It was heaven to her. Her time there included daily walks around Osage Park, enjoying the roses and Danville community. Patsy’s church service involved teaching and leading, often in Relief Society, music, and the children’s organization. She had an amazing gift with children. When her church organ service was completed, her bishop commented it had been 71 years of service. She began accompanying church at age 13. Patsy’s desire and goal in life was to be a loving wife, a conscientious mother, a happy homemaker, and a valiant servant of Jesus Christ. It is felt by most that she achieved all of this and more. Her nature exuded happiness and love. She possessed a special gift of listening. Wherever she went, there was light and love, peace and hope. If there was anyone who lived with a halo, it was her. Many said they noticed and felt that in her presence. She LOVED being a Grammy and “Grammy Great.” Patsy served in the Oakland Temple for the Church for 23 years, serving as Assistant Matron twice. She was Alan’s Companion as the Mission President of the Switzerland Zurich Mission and they also helped open the mission in Albania. She loved each and every missionary like her own child. She loved riding all over Switzerland to churches and delivering talks in German on how to be more like Christ. Patsy and Alan also served a Nauvoo Illinois Temple Mission. The family thanks the staff of Mapleton Abbington/Spring Gardens for their tender care and friendship the last 2 years. We all wish Patsy a fond farewell to her next realm. She is loved incredibly and will be dearly missed. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2020 at the Dry Creek LDS Stake Center, 1157 West 900 South, Springville, Utah. Friends may call at the Berg Mortuary of Provo, 185 East Center Street, Thursday, October 1, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.bergmortuary.com. All Covid-19 pandemic safety measures will apply, such as social distance spacing, face covering, and hand washing. Please avoid congregating. Patsy’s funeral will be available to watch on your electronic device. At 1:00 pm MDT on Friday, October 2, Patsy’s funeral will be live streamed at https://rb.gy/dtmanz .
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