|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1922|
Salt Lake County
|Death: ||May 29, 2004|
Dorothy Merelda Johnson Clawson, affectionately call Dot, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2004.
Dot was born in Murray, Utah on November 7, 1972, to Joseph and Merelda (Berger) Johnson. She married her sweetheart Richard "Dick" Clawson for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple on June 26, 1944. Next month will be their 60th wedding anniversary.
Dot lived a wonderful life. She took more of everyone around her and was a central figure in the lives of her two children and eight grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, her sisters, Maxine Pearson (Evan), JoeAnn Brown (Donald), and Sherry Omans (David), her children Jeff Clawson (Aurora) and Kisi Clawson Watkins, and her grandchildren Amelia, Greta, Maddie, Cait, and Connor Clawson, Abby Low (Brian). Toph Murdock, and Katie Watkins. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister LaVella Lewis (Bill) and her brothers Joseph Jr. and Keith Johnson.
Dot was an active member of the LDS Church and she served faithfully in a variety of church callings. She loved her garden, which was always brimming with beautiful flowers, and she loved poetry. Her husband Dick composed this poem for her in 1993 entitled "Ode to Dorothy J.".
You've given your all, my sweet wife;
You've saved me from toil and strife--
You've cleaned and you've painted
'Til almost you've fainted
'Cause I've watched you most of my life!
But this life's not all for us two;
We've eons and plenty to do--
And we'll smell all the flowers
As I hie nigh to heaven with you!
Dot, Mom, Grammy, we love you dearly and we will miss you. Thanks for everything.
Joseph "Joe" Theodore Johnson (1895 - 1970)
Merelda Elizabeth Berger Johnson (1895 - 1952)
Richard Romney Clawson (1920 - 2008)
Dorothy Merelda Johnson Clawson (1922 - 2004)
Joseph Johnson (1927 - 1927)*
Keith Berger Johnson (1928 - 1941)*
JoeAnn Carole Johnson Brown (1931 - 2014)*
Salt Lake City Cemetery
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Plot: C-CA-12-4E 1/2 rod
Created by: Blaine & Elaine Berger
Record added: Sep 22, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29990936