On December 28, 2020, Louise Johnson Webb, returned to her loving Heavenly Father and to a joyful reunion with many loved ones waiting to welcome her home.
Louise Johnson Webb was born on May 16, 1951 in Midway, Utah to Charles and Nancy Johnson. She was the third of four children.
She loved her childhood growing up in Midway. She used to always say “you can take a girl out of Midway, but you can’t take Midway out of the girl!” She loved playing in the ditches and spending time with her friends. Many of her childhood friends stayed lifelong friends and she always cherished those friendships.
Due to her father’s job as a miner, her family moved around a bit. One of her favorite places they lived was Indian Springs, NV, while her father worked at the Nevada Test Site. She described it as being an empty trailer park in the middle of nowhere, filled with some of the best people you could meet. While living in Indian Springs, she graduated from High School in Las Vegas. But to her, she would always be a Wasatch Wasp.
On May 28, 1971 she married Ralph Webb, the love of her life, in the Salt Lake Temple. They were married for nearly 50 years. Together they built a life together in West Jordan where they raised their four children, Jennifer, Blaine, Scott, and Cindy. Louise took great joy in raising their children and had a close and loving relationship with each one of them. They all considered her to be one of their very best friends throughout life.
She spent many years working for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She worked in many areas there from sewing at Beehive Clothing, to running Missionary Membership Centers. She loved working with her missionaries in the Membership Centers. She loved her job and loved the people that she worked with and truly enjoyed going to work every day.
Louise had a strong testimony of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her love for the church started from a young age, when she attended meetings many times by herself, because she knew “that was where Heavenly Father wanted her to be.” She willingly served in many callings throughout her life. She had a great love for genealogy, which led to many adventures to Missouri, to learn more about her father’s family.
One of the happiest days of her life was the day she became a grandma! She had a close relationship with all of her grandchildren and loved spending as much time with them as possible. She would invite them over for backyard campouts with Grandma, have fun holiday parties, and spoiled them as much as she could. Louise was a natural caregiver. She had a huge heart and took care of everyone around her. She was always serving others without ever intentionally doing it. Serving just came naturally to her.
Louise was known for being fun, energetic, and always on the go! She could light up a room by walking in it and make friends anywhere she went. People were drawn to her easy going, fun loving, and non-judgmental attitude. She was always up for a good road trip anywhere, or a late-night movie with friends.
At the young age of 65 she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Even upon hearing the devastating news of her diagnosis, she tried comforting her family, making jokes, and letting them know that everything was going to be ok. She was a fighter as she faced the hardships that came with Alzheimer's. She continued on, fighting to become a Breast Cancer Survivor and a COVID Survivor.
She spent the last year of her life at Pheasant Run Alzheimerʼs Special Care Center. There she was known for her singing and dancing in the halls, and always having a smile on her face.
As a family we are eternally grateful for the love and kindness of all the employees at Pheasant Run and Brio Hospice for the love they have shown to our sweet mom during her final days.
Louise is survived by her loving husband Ralph; her children, Jennifer Webb, Blaine (Jenny) Webb, Scott (Julie) Webb, Cindy (Joshua) Buhler; 5 grandchildren; 4 step-grandchildren; and 6 step-great-grandchildren; her sister Katherine Johnson; and many brother and sister in-laws; nieces; and nephews; and friends.
A viewing for Louise will be held on Thursday, December 31, at 9:00 AM. A family funeral service will be held afterwards at 10:00 AM, at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road. Services will be livestreamed at: https://vimeo.com/495589058. She will be buried near her childhood home, at the Midway City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Association, at https://www.alz.org