Dorothy Mary Johnson Perkins, 77 passed away April 25, 2009 in Price, Utah. She was born Aug. 5, 1931 on a dairy farm in Fairview, Idaho to Laurance Marin Johnson and Anna Eliza Small. She was the fifth of six children.
When she was a young child her family moved to the Erda-Tooele area where they lived until 1944 when they settled in Moab. It was here that Dorothy graduated from Grand County High School in 1949.
She met and married Kloyd Earl Perkins in Moab on March 18, 1950 and they made their home in Blanding, Utah whereÂ Kloyd worked with his father in the cattle ranching business.Â They raised six sons: Curtiss, Wayne, Jerold, Stanley, Paul and David. Dorothy was a loving mother to her boys and worked hard to make their home a warm and beautiful place. Kloyd died on Nov. 29, 1982.
After Kloyd died, sheÂ spent time traveling and eventually visited all 50 states. She also served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1985 in Louisiana-Baton Rouge. In her later years, she made her home in Price, Utah where she had several good friends and served on the Castle County board of Habitat for Humanity. She is remembered by many for herÂ love of gardening and herÂ skill in quilting and otherÂ crafts.Â Her homes were always surrounded by beautiful trees and flowers. She spent countless hours in the service and care of those she loved, whether it was making warm quilts for her many great-grandchildren or volunteering to feed the hungry or play games and read to the residents at The Heirloom Inn in Price.
She is survived by her children, Curtiss (Cindy), Wayne (Mary), Jerold, Stanley (Sandra), Paul (Diane), and David; sister, Laura, brother Lynn (Betty); 31 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers, Marin and Lloyd, her sister, Delta, and her daughter-in-law, Jane.
Funeral services will be held April 28 at the Blanding West Stake Center (88 West 800 North), Blanding Utah, at 1 p.m. A viewing will be held from 11-11:45 a.m. at the church prior to the services. Interment will follow in the Blanding City Cemetery