Dianne Boyer Johnson

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On January 30, 2024, our dearest Dianne Boyer Johnson passed of cancer peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was 79 years old.

She was born April 21, 1944 in Payson, Utah into the loving home of Ernest and Evelyn Boyer. She was the third of 5 children. She always felt blessed by a legacy of love from her family, which she in turn carried on whole-heartedly. To say she loved unconditionally is an absolute understatement.

She has fond memories of being raised in the Brookside area of Springville where she gained wonderful life-long friends. Though their ages increased, they stayed young at heart. Their annual retreat and shenanigans continue to this day.

She graduated from Springville High School in 1962. During her high school years, she deepened her love of music participating in their acapella choir.

Following graduation, she was able to experience one of her most cherished memories spending a summer in Heidelberg, Germany, with her good friend. They stayed with her brother Fritz and his family who were so good to her. She often talked about their Sunday picnics on different castle grounds, the awe-inspiring historical landmarks, and walks in the forests.

After returning from Germany, she enrolled at BYU. While there, despite her doubts and showing up to tryouts with no makeup and her hair in curlers, she was chosen to march as a Cougarette for two years.

She then spent two years pursuing an x-ray technician degree which she practiced at the BYU Health Center and the Utah Valley Regional Hospital.

She met her future husband, Larry Johnson, and together they sealed their love in the Manti, Utah Temple on May 24, 1969. They would have celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary this year. During their years together, they were blessed with 6 children who adore her as their angel mother.

Her deep love of family increased as 22 beautiful grandchildren graced her life. Her two new great grandchildren made her beam as they nicknamed her “GiGi”. She had the gift of making each one of them feel like they were the most important person on earth. They were her pride and joy.

Larry and Dianne were fortunate enough to travel to many parts of the world together and make incredible memories with friends and family.

Dianne tirelessly and selflessly demonstrated her genuine love to family, friends, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Following numerous other church callings, and amidst health challenges over the last few years she faithfully served in the Provo City Center temple until it was physically impossible. She cherished her lasting
friendships formed there.

To take a line from a favorite classic “The Sound of Music,” these are a few of her favorite things:

Music (specifically Johnny Mathis), dark chocolate, going to all of her grandchildren’s games and performances, making blankets for all of her children and grandchildren, her country/patriotism, making memories in Midway, playing games with grandkids, chips and salsa, a good book, a good nap, Halloween and Christmas, laughing until her shoulders shook, and sitting on her porch.

A few of her least favorite things:

Teenage female drivers, countless hours of unsuccessfully trying to conquer solitaire at the Midway table, water (drinking or being in it), Elvis, wedding/baby shower games, and math problems.

The world is a little less bright without this gem of a woman. She will be deeply missed. Her influence will forever be in our hearts. We await the day we can embrace her again.

Dianne is survived by her husband, Larry Johnson, and her children, Cari Johnson, Chris (Jenny) Johnson, Janelle (Ryan) Staheli, Justin (Tracy) Johnson, Kendra (Kevin) Staheli, Shannon (Sean) Reed, 22 grandchildren, and two great grandchildren. She will also be greatly missed by her siblings, Laraine Curtis, Randy (Marie) Boyer, Jay (Linda) Boyer, and her sister-in-law Norma Boyer. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Ernest and Evelyn Boyer, and by her brother, Fritz Boyer.

The viewing will be held on Friday, February 9th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Spring Creek Mortuary (737 N. Main Street in Springville, UT). A second viewing will precede the funeral on Saturday, February 10th from 10:00am to 11:30am at the Hobble Creek West 4th Ward church (1440 E. 900 S. in Springville, UT). Funeral services will follow the viewing at 12:00pm (noon). Interment will follow in the Springville Evergreen Cemetery.

Condolences can be offered at www.springcreekmortuary.com.

Chris Baird
Chris Bairdhttp://www.servedaily.com
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.
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