Box Elder County
|Death: ||Aug. 29, 2012|
Hazel Norr Johns was born in Garland, Utah as the second oldest of 9 children. She died 29 August 2012 in Orem, Utah at the age of 101, but what an eventful life she lived during her century of living.
She lived in Enterprise, Delta, Logan, Kaysville, Brigham City finally settling in Salt Lake City. After high school, Hazel worked for a dentist, and then as a companion and secretary to a wealthy lady. When her employer decided to go to La Jolla, California for the summer, Hazel accompanied her. On her first day, she took a walk to the beach and there met a good looking young man named Arthur Johns. Art was the captain of a sport fishing boat and Hazel had an exciting, fun summer. She even learned to ride a surf board. At the end of summer Art and Hazel were married and as the years passed they were blessed with two daughters, Barbara and Lois.
Over the years, Hazel demonstrated her ability as a talented poet, a terrific cook and she was a wonderful friend to all. She devoted her entire life in doing good. The following tribute was written about her: Are you feeling blue? Have a cold, broke your toe, lost your job or need a ride? Or are you just plain lonely? If so, chances are Hazel Johns knows about it and is at your side, ready to be your nurse, babysitter, housekeeper or chauffeur. If you don't need any of these things, then she is certain to have brought you a batch of fudge to cheer you up, and a pair of listening ears. In short - Hazel Johns is everyone's best friend.
In 1956, Hazel began her career in the Relief Society. She was called first to be secretary, then a counselor and one year later she became the Ward Relief Society President. In 1962, Art and Hazel were sealed in the Los Angeles Temple, but in 1966, when Hazel was just 55 years old, Art passed away.
Hazel continued serving as Ward Relief Society President until she was called to be the Stake Relief Society President in which capacity she served faithfully for 10 years until 1980 when, after 48 years in California, she moved back to Utah. It didn't take long for Hazel to become involved in church and community activities in Utah. She completed 8,000 hours as a "Pink Lady" at the Utah Valley Regional Medical Center and also worked two days a week for many years as an ordinance worker in the Provo Temple.
Hazel spent her last years living at Canyon Breeze Assisted Living in Orem, Utah. She is survived by her daughters, Barbara Groeger and Lois Squires, 12 beloved grandchildren, 55 great grandchildren, 16 great great grandchildren and one sister, Dorothy Davies.
A viewing will be held in Orem on Thursday evening, September 6th at Sundberg Olpin Mortuary, 495 South State Street from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 7th at 10 a.m. at the Cherry Hill Chapel, 135 East 2000 South, Orem, Utah. A viewing will be held from 9:00 - 9:45 at the church prior to the services. Interment will be in the Orem City Cemetery.
--Source: Provo Daily Herald, 5 Sept. 2012.
Arthur Johns (1907 - 1966)*
Orem City Cemetery
Created by: Annie Duckett Hundley
Record added: Sep 05, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 96553742