Anthony Tod Burton Johnson (56) of Holladay, Utah, passed away peacefully on October 27, 2020 at 9:08 PM in Murray Utah.
Tod was born in Provo, Utah on October 27, 1964, a son of Richard LaMaun Burton and Karen (Curtis) Burton. Tod, his brother Richard Kim and sister SheAna Richelle were later adopted by their step-father Albert Ketchum Johnson, the second husband to their mother.
Tod lived mostly in Provo and Orem Utah. He attended Scera Park and Hillcrest Elementary Schools. He also attended Lakeridge Jr. High School and graduated from Orem High School in 1983. Tod picked pineapple in Maui, Hawaii and also cooked for his crew while there. Tod also attended Utah Valley Community College and Brigham Young University.
Tod loved music. He played the piano and also played the trumpet in his high school band. He also loved singing with his sisters. Tod was a voracious reader and a deep thinker as well as a meticulous journal keeper. He has kept written and audio cassette recordings of most of our family events. As a young man, living in Orem Tod would be found caring for his youngest
sisters and later his sick mother and aging father.
He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kyoto, Japan and Spokane, Washington. Tod came to reside in Salt Lake City in 2006, first sharing an apartment with his elder brother Kim. Tod would walk from 4th North & 3rd West to 70th South in order to meet with his Family Home Evening group. There he met and became friends with Raymond
Kay Felsted among others.
When Kim married then moved, Tod found another place to live with the help of Ray. At the end of March 2009, Ray bought a house in Holladay, Utah. Ray offered Tod to rent a room and shared kitchen. This was Tod’s living situation for the past 11 years. Tod worked as a busser at the Salt Lake City location of Coachman’s Dinner & Pancake House for a time.
Tod is survived by his siblings: a brother Richard Kim (Irene), two sisters SheAnna Richelle (Steve) Dickert, Shelli Schroeder, his two younger brothers Albert Curtis “Curt” (Antoinette)and Benjamin Charles, and his youngest twin sisters Joanna and Janea. He is also survived by his father Richard L. Burton (Diane), as well as aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins in the
United States and Canada.
Tod follows his mother Karen, his “daddy Al”, his two sisters baby Jessica and Sheila Burton, Aunt Joanne and both sets of grandparents in passing.
Tod will always be remembered by his friends and family for his giving nature and his kind and gentle soul.
Thank you so very much to all those who gave comfort, care and support to Tod and his family during this time and always.
A graveside service and interment for Anthony Tod Johnson will be held at the Springville Evergreen Cemetery on Friday October 30, 2020. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, attendance at the service will be limited to his siblings and their immediate families.
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