Sarah, our precious wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend returned to her heavenly home due to the devastating effects of cancer.
Sarah was born September 11, 1977, to John and Carolyn Everton, a delightful addition to their family. She grew up in Centerville, Utah, in a neighborhood filled with adventure and good, lifelong friends. She was the best, fun-loving sister to her siblings: Seth (Kim) Everton, Benjamin (Season) Everton, Annalee (Jake) Walden, and Desirae (Brett) Calkins.
Sarah graduated from Viewmont High School in 1995 and went on to study at Ricks College and then BYU, where she was able to spend a semester abroad studying in Jerusalem. She treasured her time there and returned with an appreciation for the people and an abiding understanding and testimony of our Savior’s life.
After studying at BYU, she transferred to the University of Utah where she earned her degree in accounting, which complimented her logical and analytical thinking.
She worked at the Church Office Building with many of her friends. It was there that she found her true love, Matthew Johnson. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple on December 31, 1998. Matt has always been her strength and comfort, especially this last year. He has been completely and constantly devoted to her. He carried her and cheered her on as, together, they faced something so incredibly difficult.
Sarah and Matt have been blessed with four wonderful daughters: Madison Kate, Ruby Elizabeth, Claire Emily, and Juniper Rose, each of whom Sarah had a special relationship with. Sarah was the heart and soul of their home, the center of all activity. Her children loved to be with her, always asking her advice and sharing their feelings. They figured out life together, and will continue to love and care for each other as Sarah watches over them, throughout their years.
Her family is held close by the strength of her endurance, courage of her faith, and the delightful wit of her personality. We have learned so much from her in this life, especially as her health declined and her faith grew brighter. She loved her Savior and said she knew her battle had already been decided - the victory had been won.
Sarah enjoyed and had a close relationship with her extended family.
Sarah made friends and connected easily with everyone she met, always making others feel important and loved. She sincerely cared for and served those around her. May we all live to love and be loved, as Sarah did.
Our family would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and medical staff at the Huntsman Cancer Institute for the kindness and love they had for Sarah. She could not have received better care.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the family GoFundMe at gofund.me/440d3d30 or donating to the Huntsman Cancer Institute or Primary Children’s Hospital.
Viewings will be held on Friday, January 6, 2023 at their church building, 1298 N 400 W, Centerville, Utah, from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday morning, at the same building, prior to the funeral from 9:30-10:45 a.m.
The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. and can be streamed using the following link:
Burial will be at the Bountiful City Cemetery, 2224 S 200 W Bountiful, Utah.
Services will also be streamed live on the Russon Brothers Mortuary Facebook page and on this obituary page. The live stream will begin about 10-15 minutes prior to the services and will be posted below.