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Alice Reeder Johnson

March 14, 1935 — March 9, 2024

Treasureton, Idaho

Alice Reeder Johnson

On March 9, 2024, Alice R. Johnson passed away peacefully in Ogden, Utah and returned to the presence of her Heavenly Father. All of her immediate family was at her side at the time.

Alice was born on March 14, 1935, in Treasureton, Idaho. She was the seventh of nine children raised by Thomas John (TJ) Reeder and Bessie Cole Reeder. She is survived by brothers Neale and Vernon. She was preceded in death by John, Violet, Erma, George, Frances and Nedra. She was also preceded by stepsisters Vera, Amber and Ruth. 

Alice grew up on the Reeder Ranch and was there for nearly 20 years. It was a hard life. The family pretty much raised and grew the majority of their needs. She related in a life story that while they were poor, they never felt that way as the ranch provided for their needs. For many years, there was no electricity, phones, or other modern conveniences. At bedtime, they would sleep in an attic that did not hold the elements out. In winter, they would feel the snowflakes blow through the eaves and settle on their beds. They always had multiple blankets and would heat a good-sized rock that would be placed at their feet to keep them warm. If they forgot to heat the rock, the feet would pay the price. 

Alice was taught at a young age that work was a requirement at the Reeder Ranch. Her father would get her up, often in the dark, and along with Neale, Nedra and Vernon she would go to the barn to milk the cows and do the chores. After the chores were done, she would get ready for school, which for many years was in Treasureton. After school, she would get home and once again milk the cows and complete other chores before eating and going to bed. 

Alice graduated from Preston High School and within a year or two met and married her eternal companion Cliff Johnson on June 9, 1955. She did not have to go far away to find Cliff as he lived three miles to the north at Stock Valley Ranch. They lived together at the ranch for over 60 years and it wasn’t until Cliff passed that Alice moved to Preston, mainly to get away from the harsh winters that happened frequently. For the record, Alice hates snow!

The couple had five children. Alice was preceded in death by Sherri Ann, Carl George, Shawn Lete and Carla Jean. All of them passed at an early age. Alice spent the majority of her time caring for them and her daily routine was consistently worrying about their needs and comfort. She is survived by her son Randy Charles who is married to April Caleen (Nielsen). They live in Soda Springs, Idaho.

Alice has four grandchildren who are Victor Charles, Emmett Carl (Heather), Caleen Jo (Michael) and Shelby Ann. She is also survived by two great grandchildren, Patrick and Spencer.

After the passing of her children, Alice took to helping Cliff on the ranch. She learned that volunteering to fix fence turned into a full-time job. She was a faithful companion and worker and with the exception of the Reeder Hill and the lower Joe Hollow which are very steep, fixed all he fences every year, normally a total of around 13 miles.

It was not all work at Stock Valley. Cliff would come in from the fields and ask her how long it would take to get packed up. Fifteen minutes later they would be out the door and in the car. Together, they have been to all 50 states and much of Canada. She loved traveling and would buy numerous key chains from the places she had been. The collection hanging on the wall and in the drawers is quite extensive. Alice loved cardinals and it was quite poetic justice that she watched her grandchildren participate in sports for the Soda Springs Cardinals.

Alice, Mom, Grandma will be greatly missed. Her legacy will not be forgotten. There will always be heartfelt thanks for her impact of many lives she has touched. 

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 18, 2024 at 11:00 am at the Riverdale 2nd Ward Chapel, 3562 N. 1600 E. Preston, Idaho. Viewings will be held on Sunday from 6-8 pm at Webb Funeral Home, 1005 S. 800 E. Preston, Idaho and again prior to the service Monday from 9:30-10:30 am at the church. Interment will be in the Treasureton Idaho Cemetery. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at webbmortuary.com

 

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