Mauna Loa Johnson Jordan
Mauna Loa Johnson Jordan, 87, passed away November 12, 2019, at her home in Lake Point, Utah, after an extended illness. Mauna was born October 25, 1932, in Mesa, Arizona to Ernest Frederick Johnson and Hugh Ophelia Inglish Johnson. She was the fourth of eleven children. She spent her growing-up years in Arizona and California. She came from a musical family who enjoyed performing often, and she sang on the radio with her brothers and sisters. She met Allan W Jordan in California, where he was serving in the Air Force, and they married in the Logan Temple on August 3, 1954. They are the parents of three daughters, Gayle, Kaye, and Lori, 15 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
Mauna was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many church callings, mostly in Relief Society and Young Women. She enjoyed quilting, gardening, sewing, embroidery, and cooking. She often quilted and sewed clothing for others and took great pleasure in sharing her talents. She taught her daughters and granddaughters and neighbor children to quilt and sew and embroider. She gave away countless quilts to charity.
Mauna and Allan served a mission in the San Fernando Philippines Mission from 1991-1993. They were called on a leadership mission and spent a lot of time serving in a Vietnamese refugee camp. She had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ and loved sharing it with others.
Mauna is survived by her husband, Allan, sisters, Anna Lois, Dorthella, Ariel, and Jeanie, her brothers, Jerry and Leon, her daughters, Gayle (Scott) Randall, Kaye (Gary) Garner, and Lori (Michael) Young, 12 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Ernest Frederick and Hugh Ophelia Johnson, brothers, Hugh, Don, Rodney, and Duane, and two granddaughters, Angela and Amy Randall.
A viewing will be held on Friday, November 15, 2019, between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in Lake Point, at the Lake Point Ward Chapel, 1366 Canyon Road. A viewing will be held from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Saturday, November 16, 2019, with funeral services to follow at 11:00 a.m. in Lake Point, Utah, at the Lake Point Ward chapel, 1366 Canyon Road. Interment will be in the Lake Point cemetery.
The family lovingly thanks all the doctors and nurses and staff at Canyon Home Care and Hospice, particularly Dr. Alma Parker and hospice nurses, Kelly, Ellen, Kevin, Misty, and Charissa.
Funeral services will be 11 am Saturday November 16, 2019 at the Lake Point Chapel, 1366 Canyon Rd, Lake Point, Utah. Visitations will be 6-8 pm Friday and 9:30 – 10:45 am Saturday both at the church. Interment: Lake Point Cemetery. Condolences: www.peelfuneralhome.com
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