Lois Irene Neff Stringfellow Johnson passed away on April 27, 2010 in her home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Lois was born March 1, 1936 to Stanley and Grace Neff in Crescent, Utah.
She was the youngest of four children. She always talked about her wonderful childhood working and playing on her parents’ turkey farm with her brother and two sisters. It was there that she learned the value of hard work, which she instilled in her own children.
She attended and graduated from Jordan High School – she was a true Beetdigger! On July 8, 1954, Lois was sealed to Landon “Tuck” Stringfellow in the Manti Temple. Together they had six children: Stanley (Susan) Stringfellow, Susan Montoya, Warren (Peggy) Stringfellow, Rachel (Gary) Vancil, Mary Grace (Charlie) Roundtree, and Ellen (Billy) Pruitt. In 1988 Lois married F. James Johnson and was blessed with six wonderful stepchildren: Sandy (Clair) Sherman, Jeneel (Steve) Salmond, Bryce (Lily) Johnson, Joel Johnson, Lenore (Ron) Beckstrom, and Vicky Johnson.
After retirement, Jim and Lois enjoyed traveling, gardening, and spending the winter in their home in Harrisburg. She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Lois is survived by her husband; 11 children; 29 grandchildren; and a growing number of great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, LaVon Tanner and Faye Brady (“K”); and sister-in-law, Elaine Neff.
Lois was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Gordon Neff; step-daughter, Vicky Johnson; two grandsons; one granddaughter; and her first spouse, Landon Stringfellow.
The love and devotion Lois gave to her family was the greatest gift she has left us.
“Mom, you taught us well and made our lives full. We all love you.”
Our family would like to express a sincere thank you to the people of Hospice who took such good care of Lois.
Funeral services were held May 1 in Salt Lake CIty, Utah. Interment was at Crescent Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.jenkins-soffe.com