Our beloved Jeanne quietly passed away on October 14, 2015, in Sandy, after several years of suffering the debilitating effects of Dementia.
Carol Jeanne Johnson Ogden East was born on December 30, 1935, the first child of George Steiner and Ila Nebeker Johnson in Annabella, Utah. She grew up in Richfield, and became the big sister to two brothers, Steiner Neil and Rodney Blain. She loved the Lord and had a strong testimony of Jesus Christ and the LDS church. In her early years, she received 100 percent attendance certificates for both primary and mutual.
She attended school in Richfield, Utah. In high school, Jeanne had a large circle of girlfriends who continued their friendships for many years. She met and married Larry Ross Ogden in 1952 in Richfield, Utah. Larry was in the Air Force at the time and after the wedding they moved to Nebraska. Upon his release from the service, they made their home in Reseda, California, and later Thousand Oaks, California, where they raised their two children, Larry Kim and Cynthia Ann. They later divorced. Larry passed away on November 17, 1979.
Jeanne married L. David East, on May 26, 1970, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and became the step-mom to Dave’s four children, Gary, Frank, Cyndi and David. Jeanne and David were sealed in the Los Angeles Temple on April 24, 1998.
Upon Dave’s retirement, Jeanne and David moved to St. George, Utah. They loved the St. George temple and would go there every Friday evening on their “date night”. She and David had the privilege of doing the temple work for Jeanne’s deceased parents. Her beloved David passed away March 20, 2011 in St. George Utah. After David’s passing, Jeanne moved to Salt Lake City to be closer to family. She was a resident of the Sandy Regional Care Facility at the time of her death.
Jeanne was a professional artist and her artwork graces the homes of many people in California and Utah, who loved her beautiful paintings. She kept a large collection of beautiful photos which she hoped to paint one day. She loved to fish with her husband and dad and spent many vacations in Fish Lake. She loved life, the Lord, and her family more than anything.
Jeanne is preceded in death by her father; George Steiner Johnson and her mother; Ila Nebeker Johnson, her former husband; Larry Ross Ogden, her soulmate and husband; L. David East, her brother; S. Neil Johnson, both of her children, son; Larry Kim Ogden, and daughter; Cynthia Ann Ogden Williams, grandson; Tony Williams and great – grandson; Chandler Wright.
Jeanne is survived by her youngest brother, Rodney Blain Johnson of Richfield, UT; sisters-in-law: Pat Johnson and Patti Bowers; stepchildren: Gary (Patricia) East of Florida, Frank (Mary) East of Washington, Cyndi (Glen) Wennberg of California and David (Cathy) East of Maryland; grandchildren: Loni Jade (Barry) Wright of Michigan and April Williams of Florida; six great-grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. She will be missed by all of her dear family and friends who knew & loved her.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer’s and Dementia Foundation, www.alz.org, would be appreciated.
- Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 24, 11 a.m. at the McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah.
- A viewing will be Saturday, 10-11 a.m. prior to services at the McDougal Funeral Home.
- Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. in the Richfield City Cemetery, Richfield, Utah, where Jeanne will be laid to rest next to her eternal companion.
The family wishes to express their deep appreciation for all the love and care that Jeanne received during the last years of her life at Red Cliffs Care Center in St. George and Sandy Regional Care Center, and to the caring hospice staff at Absolute Compassion.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221. For condolences, full obituary, and funeral listings please visit the Metcalf Mortuary website.