TO WATCH THE WEBCAST OF SERVICES CLICK ON "PHOTOS AND VIDEO" TAB ABOVE. IF ON CELL PHONE SCROLL TO BOTTOM\n\nHoward was born December 7th 1934 in Alton, Utah “as something out of a fairly tale” according to his mother. He was not expected to last the night yet he lasted 85 yrs of nights. His father died when he was 5 yrs old and still he became the best of fathers. He grew up and went to schools in Provo, UT from elementary school to Brigham Young University. Serving in the Army Reserves along the way. He developed his talents of art and music, graduating with a music degree and playing a mean saxophone. He taught music at American Fork H.S., Skyline H.S., and Provo H.S., influencing numerous students with his talent and love. He spent the last years of his career freelancing as a graphic artist. Of all his art, the Christmas windows he vividly painted around town, were the most popular and will be the most missed. In 1955 he chose to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Denmark, Copenhagen. It was there his love and testimony of the Gospel developed, along with a “like” of an adorable Danish girl named Tove, who was also serving a mission there. That girl immigrated to America and became his forever bride on November 21,1958 in the Salt Lake City Temple. Together they served as missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on Temple Square from 1996-2009. Together they brilliantly raised four children with a love for travel, cultures, art, music, literature of all types, and especially all things Danish. Howard’s influence was vast, from his school associations to mission relationships to collegiate friendships to music students to ward families to BYU bishopric students to work associates to family members, both in America and Denmark, and to all who came in contact with this beloved man. He will be missed dearly, mostly by his wife Tove Holden Jorgensen, son Allan (Heidi) Holden Johnson, daughter Anne Marie Holden Johnson Means, daughter Kirsten (Jay) Holden Johnson Edwards and grandchildren; Cari Elizabeth, Soleil Amanda, Jesse Allan, Tova Kirstina, Spencer Holden, Dresden Holden, Tessa Priscilla, Harper Holden, and Indiana Jay. He is reunited with his son Lars Peter Holden Johnson who preceded him in death by eight months.\nMemorial service will be held at Nelson Family Mortuary on Friday August 7th, 2020 4:00 PM. To help promote social distancing, the service will be live streamed as well.