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Monica Johnson

07/22/1994 - 03/16/2016
Service Date: 03/30/2016
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: Resurrection Catholic Church, 3201 S. Evergreen Rd., Tempe, Arizona

Monica Johnson, 21, was called to heaven on March 16, 2016.  She was healthy and happily born to Waylon and Dolores Johnson in Phoenix, Arizona.  Monica was an amazing young lady who persevered despite her battle against pediatric Leukemia.  Monica loved being with family and friends and participating in their birthdays, holidays and celebrations!  Together, we grew with Monica, watching her become an avid dancer and piano player.  Monica also enjoyed the outdoors whether it was swimming, rock climbing, playing volleyball, 4-wheeling or riding quads with her Dad and sister, Melanie.  Monica received her faith formation, including baptism, communion and confirmation at Resurrection Church.  She also helped tutor younger students in their faith formation.  Monica was actively involved in the Escalante Center’s programs as a well as a volunteer in the community teaching hip-hop dance to elementary students. Monica graduated from Dobson High School, fashionably, as she was always known for wearing “Chucks”.  Monica earned the Mike Moffatt Scholarship which she used to attend Scottsdale Community College to study dance and business.  After a family vacation to Kauai, Monica would often drive to California, be on the beach, and listen to the ocean.  She enjoyed life and having special friends around her joining them for movies, a concert or at Rustler’s Rooste, where she worked over two years.  Her dream was to live in California, open her own dance studio and teach hip-hop!

Monica was a strong, smart and beautiful woman who will be truly missed by everyone, especially her parents, her “sissy”, niece Aubrey, grandparents, many cousins, Godparents, extended family and close friends.

Services will be held on Wednesday, March 30th at Resurrection Church, Tempe, Rosary at 9:30am, Mass at 10am.  A deli-style luncheon will also be served in her honor at Philip Hall following the mass.  Donations can be made to Resurrection Church Youth Faith Formation & Teen Program, contact: Tracy Siedinski-Seyler.


  • Rick and Jannie Steadman

    Our condolences to you and your family for such a loss. I know she struggled and it’s so sad to have such a young life leave this earth but I know she is dancing in heaven and making everyone around her happy. God Bless her family. Rick and Jannie

  • Doug and Carey Pearson

    My husband and I both worked with Monica. Monica was such a lovely and wonderful young lady to work with at the Rooste. We are so sorry that she has passed. She and your family are in our prayers.

  • I would like to express my condolences for your loss of Monica. May you find comfort in our Heavenly Father’s words when he will remove your sorrow and reunite the family together-Isaiah 25:8, John 5:28, 29

  • My name is mersha tamrat and I was a good friend of Monica. Well a bad friend. Every time I needed help she was there. It seems I couldn’t repay the favor. We fell out on bad terms because I crashed her car and didn’t pay her back. I truly wish I did so I could have spoke to her before all this happened. I love you Monica and I’m so thankful you were in my life like an angel. I turned my life around because you saved my butt a lot of times. I hope you are watching over me. I think about you quite often. You always offered a ear to listen.

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