Rose L. Johnson


February 28, 2018

Rose L. Johnson, 72, of Rock Springs, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 21, 2018, in Salt Lake City.

She was born March 1, 1945, in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Her parents were Fern (Gohr) and Ernest Hansen Sr. and Loren and Ardella (Marshall) Richan.

Rose spent her years helping and taking care of others. She worked in the nursing field, then as a human resource manager at a local business for more than 25 years. This position allowed her the opportunity to serve her community in many ways. Dear to her heart was her work with the March of Dimes and the Shop with a Cop holiday event. Later, she continued caring for the youth of the community as a Sweetwater County School District No. 1 bus driver and bus aid for nine years, until retiring at the age of 70.

Her great love and driving force was her family, close friends, and quilting.

She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Calvin Johnson; their children Jack Brown, Linda Jamali (Steve Ehlers), James (Cheryl) Brown, Michelle Gallegos, Cynthia Gines, Stephen (Angela) Nippert, and Khalil (Mozghan) Jamali; 17 grandchildren, Roya (Karl), Eric Biezchan, Sanya (Clint), Mina (Justin), Calvin, Parisah (Cory), Michael (Annette), Trenton (Michelle), Taylor, Celina, Alex, Bryanna, Corby, Echo, Ryley, Elijah and Kaylee.

She is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren; siblings, Carol Anne, Ernest Jr., David (Jackie), Rodney (JoAnn), Leo (Donale), Gordon, Albert (Janet), Darwin (Julie), Delva (Ed), and Darrol (Carrie).

She is preceded in death by her parents, son Daniel, grandson Derrick, sister-in-laws Patsy and Lorie and brother-in-laws Dennis and Johnny.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 3 at Fox Funeral Home at 2800 Commercial Way in Rock Springs. A viewing will take place 6-8 p.m. March 2 and March 3 one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.

Cremation will follow at Fox Crematory.

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