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Valdemar Eldridge Johnson
Birth: Sep. 8, 1899
Santaquin
Utah County
Utah, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1969
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA

Valdemar was born to Charles E. Johnson and Sarah Celestia Higginson in Santaquin, Utah. Charles E. Johnson was a miner in the Tinic Mines near Eureka. Vals father disappeared when he was a young boy and he always tried, his entire life, to find his father. Although they didn't know each other well in this life, we are sure that they know each other now in the spirit realm.

Although Val didn't really have his biological father, he did have a step-father that taught him to farm and work hard. Val met Belva Gurney the first year she was teaching school in Lehi and used to give her rides to her school. He worked for the Utah Highways. They married in the Salt Lake Temple in Dec 1927. Three boys, Charles, Grant and Martin blessed their home. He took a job in Cedar City when Charles was small and they lived there for 10 years. The Great Depression was going on but they really weren't too effected by it because Val had a good job with Utah Oil.

In about 1940 Belva's grandmother died and they bought her old pioneer home in Lehi, fixed it up and moved there with their two boys. This was the old Martin B. Bushman home that was built in the 1860's. Val was a good father and taught his boys to work hard and gave them many opportunities to do so. That is a great gift to teach someone how to do something that will benefit them the rest of their lives.

Valdemar was a political person and ran and won a seat in the Utah Legislature. He had strong views on what a president of the United States should or should not do.

He is a blessing to his posterity and hopefully they have
taken some of his admirable traits for their own.

He is buried in the Provo Cemetery with his wife and mother buried near by. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Sarah Celestia Higginson Johnson/Ford (1874 - 1957)
 
 Spouse:
  Belva May Gurney Johnson (1904 - 1996)*
 
 Children:
  Charles William Johnson (1931 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Valdemar Eldridge Johnson
September 8, 1899 - April 21, 1969
"Till we shall meet and never part"
 
Burial:
Provo City Cemetery
Provo
Utah County
Utah, USA
 
Created by: Eleanor L. Johnson
Record added: Apr 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36564383
Valdemar Eldridge Johnson
Added by: Eleanor L. Johnson
 
Valdemar Eldridge Johnson
Added by: Eleanor L. Johnson
 
 
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- Dr Andree S
 Added: Dec. 29, 2009
We love you and remember all the things that you taught each of us.With love,
- Charles & Eleanor Johnson & Family
 Added: Dec. 17, 2009
 
This page is sponsored by: Eleanor L. Johnson

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