Rae Johnson Fountain, 73, of Alpine, Utah passed away on
Sunday, April 13th 2014. She was born March 9, 1941 in Salt
Lake City, Utah to William Richard and Alice Hearty Johnson.
Wilma grew up in Salt Lake City and graduated from South
High School and went on to attend the University of Utah.
While in her youth, she made many life long friends and
enjoyed those precious friendships throughout her life.
At this time she also met her best friend and husband, Frank
M Fountain. They were married in Salt Lake City on July
3rd, 1965. Together they raised their three children, Alisa
(Joseph) Andersen, Acacia (Michael) Pearson, and William
Wilma was a wonderful mother and loved her children dearly.
Wilma was constantly reading and loved to learn and share
with others what she had learned. Her favorite subjects
were history and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Wilma was a
life long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day
Saints and served in various callings there. She loved her
time as a seminary teacher in California and "saving
the princess" in Mario Brothers with her Cub Scout
Den. Wilma was a dedicated visiting teacher and "was
the glue that held her visiting teaching group together."
Wilma was devoted to her husband and followed him and his
career to California. There they had many happy years and
enjoyed living on the coast. She was very gifted at cross
stitching and crocheting. She taught countless young women
how to do these things. As much as she loved California,
Utah was always home. On the day she married Frank, she
promised her mother-in-law she would bring him home to Utah.
It took 35 years but she finally was able to keep that promise
and enjoyed their retirement years in Alpine where they
met many more friends in the community and reconnected with
old friends as well.
As much as she loved being a mother, she loved being a
grandmother more. She always considered this to be her most
precious purpose in life. Yaya, as she was affectionately
called, will be missed by her 14 grandchildren: Alex, Eric,
Thomas, Daniel, Scott, Christopher, Liam, Ben, Belle, Emmaline,
Sarah, Olivia, Tanner, and Preston. Words cannot express
how much they will miss her.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank M. Fountain,
parents Richard and Alice Johnson, in-laws Frank and Kathrine
Fountain, infant daughter Anastasia, and infant granddaughter
She is survived by her children, grandchildren, her two
sisters Merle Murphy and Janet Wylie, and nieces and nephews.
Aunt Billie loved you more than you will ever know. Special
thanks to her many friends in the Alpine 9th Ward and to
Mary Smith her great support in her final days.
Graveside services will be held on Saturday, April 19,
2014, at 11:00 am at the Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery,
3401 South Highland Drive, Salt Lake City, Utah. Family
and friends may call Friday, April 18, 2014, from 6:00-8:00
pm at the Alpine 9th LDS Ward Chapel, 901 East Village Way,