Jason Jay Johnson


1984 – 2018

Jason Jay Johnson was born May 9, 1984 to Will and Becky (Yelonek) Johnson. He passed away October 7, 2018. Jason graduated from Carbon High School May 2002.

Jason started working at Tire King when he was 16 years old. Thank you Paul and Elsie for always being there for Jason. Jason was the father of two amazing boys Skyler and Crue. Jason was the epitome of a family man. He cherished his family and when Jason proposed to his wife Michelle Totten, he included Skyler and Crue in the opportunity to build their family together.

Jason always looked for a way to spend time with family and when Jason made a friend, they became family. Jason’s Aunt Jodi was one of his rocks. He loved Justyce and Jamyll as if they were his precious little sisters. The time spent with his cousins Jared (Holly), Ashley (Jeff), Kelly, Riley, Markie were treasured moments. Riley, the Wind River was the best!

Chris Muncy (Monkey) Best friends forever!

Jason had many fascinating work stories. He truly cared for his co-workers of whom became amazing friends.

Jason was so very proud and happy with his new family Mike and Linda Totten, Amber, James and many aunts, uncles, cousins.

Jason currently worked at Kennecott Power Plant and in the past with TK Mining Services, Consolidated Coal Company, Union Pacific Railroad, Rocklogic 4×4.

Jason knew no boundaries in fixing things. Owning Dodge trucks would test his patience, but he always persevered. Jason was the true Mountain Main. His love of the outdoors was immense. Hunting, camping, dutch oven cooking, trying new recipes, the solar eclipse, weight lifting and Alaska. All this was his second love behind his family.

Jason had a huge passion for knowledge and reading. Jason belonged to a book club and could read multiple books at one time.

Jason loved Archeology/Paleontology. Go Utes!

Jason is survived by his wife Michelle Totten, expected Baby Girl, sons Skyler (12), Crue (5), father William Johnson, mother Becky (Yelonek) Johnson, sister Jasmine (Larry) Jones, Aunt Jodi Johnson, Uncle Scott (Terri), Aunt Claudia, grandfather Hal (Colleen) Johnson, nephews Damon Donahoe, Andreas Donahoe, Trevor Jones, Austin, niece Gabriella Jones, and many more aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Phyllis Johnson, grandfather Gilbert J. Yelonek, and grandmother Roxie M. Gagel.

A viewing will be held on Friday, October 12, 2018 at Jenkins-Soffe South Valley, 1007 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, Utah. A celebration of Jason’s life will be held on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 pm at the F.O.E. at 1104 West 2100 South, Salt Lake City, Utah. Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the University of Utah College of Mines, Earth Sciences & Geology, Attn: TJ McMullin, Development Director, 115 South 1460 East, Room 205, Salt Lake City, Utah 84112-0102 in Jason Johnson’s name.

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