Glenn Dee Johnson, 44, our loyal, hardworking and cherished husband, father, brother, uncle and friend returned to the loving arms of his Heavenly Father on August 24, 2021, after a courageous battle with melanoma cancer. He was born in Oregon City, OR on January 27, 1977 to Marlene and Clifford Johnson and was the oldest to three siblings. He was raised in Libby, MT and John Day, OR, and returned to Oregon City during high school where he lived with his grandparents, Bernice and Charles (Chuck) Jenson with whom he shared a special bond. He graduated Oregon City High School with his diploma in 1995.
At age 19, he served in the Charleston, WV and Washington, DC North missions on behalf of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Both missions were ASL (American Sign Language), a language skill he learned as a child growing up with a deaf father and sister.
After his mission Glenn married his high school sweetheart, Emily Boice, for time and all eternity in the Portland Oregon Temple. He loved fiercely and worked hard, always making sure his family was taken care of before his needs. His creative spirit led him to tile work where he used his artistic talents to design and create beauty in homes. He was always serving extended family when he could.
He enjoyed hunting and especially loved fishing, where he would spend quiet and cherished moments with his children. Nothing gave him more joy than his family, which was evident in how he served them. Glenn created the most extraordinary, elaborate and whimsical birthday cakes for his children and wife. He was easily comfortable being covered in glitter after creating projects with his daughters as he was chopping firewood for his family.
He was a stalwart and committed member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, serving faithfully in many capacities. He had a clear understanding and strong testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
His loyalty was unwavering and his kindness unmatched. He was valiant as he fought cancer three different times throughout his adult life, finally succumbing to this last battle, surrounded by his wife and five children.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Marlene and Clifford Johnson; grandparents, Bernice and Chuck Jenson; grandparents Vera and Frederick Johnson; and his brother Jeremy Johnson.
Glenn leaves a legacy of hard work, innovative spirit and love. His memory will be cherished and kept alive by his eternal companion, Emily, and son Darius, daughter Abbie, son Emery, daughter Naomi and daughter Felicity, all who reside in Libby, MT; brother Nathan Johnson (Tammie) of Taylorsville, UT; brother Eric Johnson (Laura) of Canby, OR; sister Stella Johnson (Ryan Eklund) of Great Falls, MT; and 18 nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Glenn will be Saturday, August 28 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints chapel at 2056 US Hwy 2, Libby, MT.
The family wishes to thank the great clinicians at Huntsman Cancer Institute and the team at Northwest Oncology Hematology in Kalispell. Arrangements are by Schnackenberg Funeral Home in Libby. Online condolences and memories may be shared at www.schnackenbergfh.com.
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