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Jennifer C Johnson

05/10/1946 - 10/04/2019
Service Date: 10/19/2019
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,2300 W Javelina Ave. Mesa, AZ 85202

Jennifer C. Johnson (nee Jensen) passed away peacefully, 4 October 2019 after a 5 year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by her family at home in Mesa, AZ.

Jennifer was born in Phoenix, AZ to Frank D. and June (Taylor) Jensen. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother Jeffrey and daughter Tyree Miller. She is survived by her husband of 52 years, Ivan and her children: Joel (Deanna), Jason (Susan), Erika Barry (Armondo), Shiloh Murillo (Eduardo), Travis (Sarah), Chris Miller (Teryn), and 22 grandchildren, all of Arizona.

Jennifer lived a life full of laughter and love. She loved all things Christmas, designer napkins and tassels! She will long be remembered for her love of holiday decorating and enjoying the finer things in life.

Jennifer loved movies and keeping track of all her favorite stars. She was our go-to for any and all things related to Hollywood.

Although Jennifer never earned a college degree, she was self-educated via great magazines like the TV Guide, Modern Living and Reader’s Digest. She was an avid reader and often had 3-4 books going at once. No topic was too boring for her. She always had something interesting to say because she was so well-read.

Jennifer loved to travel the world-be it via her extensive reading or in real life. She visited many places and truly marveled at God’s creations with each adventure.

Jennifer’s greatest joy came from her family. Her sweetheart, Ivan, was always her biggest teaser and love of her life. She loved to spend time with each of her children and grandchildren. They loved to go to the summer movies (of course!) and enjoy the popcorn and a Pepsi (extra ice). Don’t forget the seat belt!

Jennifer enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren play just about any sport. She was their biggest cheerleader. Everyone knew when she was there as she was often the loudest and most encouraging. 

Jennifer’s contagious laugh and faith will be her legacy. She was a long-time member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served faithfully in many callings. However, her favorite was serving the children and youth of the Los Altos ward. She loved teaching and felt her testimony grow each time she taught these children. It was such a special time for her. 

Jennifer died just as she lived-with dignity and grace. She was at peace with her life and knew where she was going after her mortal journey was finished. She knew she was a daughter of God and that death was an important part of His plan. Her faith in Jesus Christ and the knowledge that families are eternal helped her through her most difficult times.

Funeral service will be Saturday October 19 at the LDS chapel located at 2300 W Javelina Ave. Mesa, AZ 85202

10-11 am visitation and receiving of friends.

11 am funeral service


Arrangements entrusted to Bunker Family Funeral Home.

For flowers please contact The Cottage Flowers and Gifts.



  • The LEE FAMILY of Cebu, Philippines

    Condolences from all of us.
    Your dear MOTHER surely she had done a lot for her family and friends.

  • Our thoughts and prayers go to the Johnson family. She will be truly missed by all. But knowing the
    Peace and comfort and no pain and being with her loved ones on the other side of the veil, hopefully brings peace to Ivan and the family. Love from the Dane family.

  • The Clark family

    Our sincerest condolences too your family. We send our love and thoughts to you.
    We love you.

  • I went to Arcadia HS with Jennifer and remember her well as a very pretty, smiling person. I know she will be missed.

  • The Lopez Family

    We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest and heartfelt condolences.
    Love you guys,
    Chris, Robin, Chyanne, and Jesse

  • Suzanne and Stephen Jones

    Our love and fond wishes to the wonderfulJohnson Family. May you be blessed and sustained through this time of separation.

  • Accept my condolences for your loss. May God help you and family in this time. Mrs. Johnson was a big person in my life. With Love and respect. Stan Hewitt, Berlin Germany

  • Kathleen Holyoak

    Jennifer was always a shining light to everyone who knew her but now she’s shedding light from a higher dimension. Our loves and condolences to your family.

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