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Eleanor Dorothy Johnson

July 10, 1938 — October 11, 2021

Loving Mom/Grandma

Eleanor Dorothy Johnson was born on July 10, 1938, in Montrose, Colorado to Edward Fresquez and Aurora Quintana. She passed away peacefully on October 11, 2021.

Eleanor was born and raised in Montrose, Colorado, she was the youngest of nine children and attended Montrose High School. At a young age she met the love of her life Bernie Cordova, they married in 1956 and had 4 boys together. In 1974 Bernie took his heavenly journey leaving her to raise the boys on her own. In 1982, she remarried Johnny Johnson, he later passed in 1983.

Eleanor worked at St. Mark’s Hospital in medical supplies; she then went to work for First Security Bank and was there for 25 years. After retirement from the bank, she kept herself busy with little part time jobs at the Salt Lake City Parking Enforcement and the Taylorsville Senior Center. She loved being able to work and keep busy.

One of Mom/Grandma’s passions in life was gardening, she always had the most beautiful flowers and took great pride in her yard. She loved watching her sons excel in sports and was their biggest fan. She enjoyed dollar movies at Valley Fair Mall and shopping with her grandson and granddaughters. Later in life she was able to babysit her great-granddaughters and got so much joy from them. She was a great cook, we always looked forward to her Calito, Chile Verde and Bunellos.

Mom/Grandma has always been dedicated to her Catholic Faith which gave her strength to  overcome the obstacles that were thrown her way in life. She taught us all that even when times are bad, God has a plan and will never give us more than we can handle. 

Mom/Grandma is survived by her sons, Ronald Cordova, Brendon (Connie) Cordova; grandchildren Zachary Cordova, Melissa Jolley (Brandon), Cindy Rosales (Jonathan) and Jessica (Mario) Cordova; sisters Mable and Ruby; great-grandchildren, Sigun, Eddie, Keegan, Isabella, Riley, Kaleb, Brooke, Alex, and Kaden; and many nieces and nephews.

Mom/Grandma is preceded in death by her husband Bernie Cordova; sons Bernie Cordova and Richard Cordova; grandson Mario Samora; siblings Herman, Nick, Philbert, Billy, Virginia and Caroline; parents Edward Fresquez and Aurora Quintana. 

There will be a viewing and Rosary held on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Rosary will start at 4 PM. Viewing will go until 6 PM, both at McDougal Funeral Home in Taylorsville, 4330 South Redwood Road.



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