Elizabeth Marshall Johanson
Elizabeth Marshall Johanson (35), Adam Kenneth Johanson (35) and their daughter, Jane Johanson (8), each of Cleveland,Mississippi,
passed away together on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019, as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in rural Texas.
Elizabeth was born August 2, 1983 in San Bernardino, California. The daughter of Terry and Cecily Bishop Marshall, she is survived by her mother, six siblings—Tad (Tracy), Tyson (Kari), Ann Harris (Tyler), Sarah Vidal (Anthony), Loren (Sonya) and Sam (Kaylee)—and her three children—Megan (12), Alec Adam (5) and Charlotte (3). She is preceded in death by her son, Jack Alexander Johanson (deceased December 2008) and her father (deceased November 1998).
Elizabeth graduated from Chaparral High School in Las Vegas, Nevada in 2001, where she played on the varsity basketball team. In May of 2005, Elizabeth married her high school sweetheart, Adam Johanson. Elizabeth often commented that she would spend her entire life wondering how she was lucky enough to find someone so perfect, kind, intelligent and wonderful. While she often expressed
such wonderment, she was, in every way, his unrivaled match and equal. Together, they would have 5 children.
Elizabeth graduated from Brigham Young University in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, with an emphasis on child development. An avid reader, she was known to read more than 500 pages in a given week. Extremely intelligent, she was one of only a few who could understand (and even correct) her astrophysicist husband on any topic. She loved to sing (in private), take pictures (mostly of family and nature) and found comfort in order and structure in her home. She was tender-hearted and easily moved to emotion and empathy for others. She loved the rainbow as a symbol of the beauty that can arise from a season of storms. She was an advocate of fairness, equality and civil rights. First and foremost, however, more than anything else, Elizabeth wanted to be a good mother; a role that she excelled at perhaps like nearly none other. She was equal parts strict and compassionate, giving yet
demanding, patient but highly expectant, and completely unmatched in her love, devotion and dedication for her husband and children.
Elizabeth was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She had a deep love for her Savior Jesus Christ. Her testimony of His gospel was strong and unwavering even in the face of undue hardship and suffering. She was a shining example of faith and perseverance in all things and strived to be true to the faith. She taught her love and knowledge of the gospel to her children and knew that families were meant to be together forever.
We invite everyone to celebrate in Elizabeth’s life by attending her viewing to be held on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 5:30-9:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 7670 S. Bruce Street, Las Vegas, NV 89123. Funeral services for Elizabeth will be held the following day, Saturday, January 19th at 10:00 am at the same location.