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In Memory of

Rory Johnson

June 19, 1948 - March 21, 2015

Obituary


Riverton, UT - Our strength, our foundation, our Rock.
On March the 21st, 2015 after a courageous fight with cancer, our beautiful and beloved Rory has gone to prepare the way for all those who call her Mother; and we are many. She lived her days nurturing others and provided sanctuary to all in need; be it adult, child, dog, cat, horse, frog or flower, we were welcome to her affection. A selfless and kind woman, loved by many, and more than she knew. She was born June 19, 1948 to Blaine and Barbara Hudson...

Riverton, UT - Our strength, our foundation, our Rock.
On March the 21st, 2015 after a courageous fight with cancer, our beautiful and beloved Rory has gone to prepare the way for all those who call her Mother; and we are many. She lived her days nurturing others and provided sanctuary to all in need; be it adult, child, dog, cat, horse, frog or flower, we were welcome to her affection. A selfless and kind woman, loved by many, and more than she knew. She was born June 19, 1948 to Blaine and Barbara Hudson in Salt Lake City Utah. She graduated from Olympus High School and attended Dixie College. Later, while working at a bank branch in Provo, she met Richard Johnson. They were married on March 30th, 1972 in the Salt Lake L.D.S. Temple, and went on to raise six wonderful children all of whom survive her in life and thrive every day to live up to her wonderful example. Though they did not remain together, Richard and Rory stayed close and shared a lifetime of friendship. She was a beacon of light and constantly surrounded by those she loved. She filled her days doing the things that brought her joy, such as mastering the arts of photography and horticulture. She won many awards with her camera work, and showed tremendous skill in cultivating magnificent blooms from her cherished orchids. She relished traveling and delighted in learning from the many places she was privileged to visit. She had a gift for absorbing the best traits from the world's cultures and adapting them into her own identity. Those who knew her were only enriched by her growth and great wisdom. She developed a love of sports and was a steadfast Yankees and Jazz fan. She was blessed to be able to pass her remaining years in the company of her dear friend Carolyn Stoops who supported her and skillfully helped her weather the pain and the illness she had to endure. She is survived by her children: Jill, Joey, Chris, John-Paul, Aaron, and Mark; her parents: Blaine and Barbara; her siblings: Jan, Mark, Joan, Brooke, Paul and Karen; her grandchildren: Cisco, Jade, Gemma, Charly, Max, Gabby, Jack, Lochlan, and Calvin; and her great grandchild Asher. She is preceded in death by her much loved brother Gary Hudson and her precious niece Tessa. Her kindness truly extended to all, not the least of which to her animal companions including Jock, Rocky, Toby and Daisy, among others. She valued these friends more than any earthly treasure, and showed her love to them by the constant dedicated care she so readily offered. Her pain is gone now. Our hearts are broken. But because of all she did and all she is, we will live on and be ok.
Graveside services will be held Wednesday Mar. 25, 2015 at 11:00a.m. will be held at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park (3401 S Highland Drive). For online condolences please visit www.wasatchlawn.com