SHARON LEE GAGER JOHNSON
1942 ~ 2017
Sharon Lee Gager Johnson, our mom, sister, grandma, aunt, best friend, hero and a long-time resident of Magna passed away Friday the 3 rd of March from complications following unexpected surgery. The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to the staff at Jordan Valley Medical Center, particularly Dr. Atherton and his PA’s; Dr. Bird; ICU nurses, Hannah, Klasina, Victor, Michael, Bruce, Steve, Rachel; and the members of the MED/SURG unit, respiratory therapists and physical therapy. Your compassionate care was deeply appreciated by our beloved mother and entire family.
She leaves this world a little brighter as her unconditional, giving spirit lives on in all of us. Her heart and home always had a place for someone in need, and there was always a Tecate waiting for you.
Born October 1942 to Amos Lee and LaPreal Cahoon Justesen who have preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Doris Wybrow; brothers, Carl (Karen), Kevin (Lynn) Justesen; sons, Wm. Shirl, Shawn (Julie) Gager; daughter, Shara Gager; daughter-in-law, Heidi Gager; son-in-law, Richard Brems, grandchildren, Bay-Lee (Zach) Anderson, BreAnna (Seth) Price, Tayler, Travis & Rylee Gager; great-granddaughters, Kenzi Brems and Wynter Anderson; and many nieces and nephews and a countless number of individuals who were considered family. She is also preceded in death by her brother and best friend, Arthur V. Justesen “Artie”; brother-in-law, Gordon Lunt; beloved brother-in-law, Ellery Wybrow; and her lap companion, Danny Zucco.
Mom cherished the lifetime friendships that she had with her high school club friends, Barbara, Marilyn, Sheila, Luane, Karen, Evelyn and D’Ann.
Much love and appreciation to her longtime dearest friend, neighbor, porch buddy and special sister, Sunday Catten for whom we could not have gotten through this without.
Although our hearts are broken, they remain full and blessed because of you mom! You will be sorely missed.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. 2700 S., where viewings will be held Tuesday 6-8 p.m. and Wednesday 10-10:45 a.m. Following services will be a celebration of life, “beer 30” and luncheon at the Magna Webster Center.
In lieu of flowers, please have a Sunday dinner with your loved ones in honor of our mom.