In memory of
Reva Anderson Johnson
Reva was born on the 29th of April 1948 in Rexburg Idaho to Glenice and Stanley Anderson (a farmer), the fourth daughter of five girls! She passed away at the U of U Hospital in Salt Lake City on Oct. 15, 2016, of natural causes. Reva was raised on a small farm in Independence, Idaho, in a modest home built by her great-grandfather. She lived there until she left for college at the age of 18. As a child she loved animals, swimming in the ditch and nearby canals, and spent endless hours exploring nearby cottonwood groves. She started her formal education in a two-room school that housed eight grades and had a pot belly stove in the corner for heat and an outdoor privy. She ended her formal education as a graduate from BYU with a degree in Education. She continued to informally learn and educate herself throughout the rest of her life. In 1970 she married her high school sweetheart, Keith Johnson. She taught school for three years and then retired to start a new full-time career as a mother - eventually giving birth to and raising six children. After raising her children, she went back to work for five years as a substitute teacher. A new career beckoned, however, so she again retired to become a full-time, amazing, world-class grandmother to 20 grandchildren (plus one in the oven). Reva loved nature, hiking, car camping, backpacking, traveling, family gatherings and activities, cooking, reading and serving other people. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and gave service in many different positions. She was very spiritual, loved the Savior and did her best to live his teachings. She was an earth-bound angel who has now found her wings. She was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Keith; daughters, Dawn Lamborn (Bryan), Debbie Thompson, and Angela Gerber (Steve); sons, Dan (Jenn), Eric (Camille) and Mitch (Alison); 20 grandchildren; and four sisters. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at the Pheasant Ward, 610 N. Rowland Way, Centerville, Utah. Viewing times will be Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, 6-8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary, 295 N. Main, Bountiful, Utah, and on the morning of the service from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church.
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