Brion Johnson died June 10 from brain cancer at his home in Grass Valley. He was 56.

Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 14, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 615 Hollow Way in Nevada City. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Bishop Jack Emery will officiate. Burial will take place at Sierra Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Nevada City.

Mr. Johnson, the first of twin boys, was born May 26, 1952, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Perry and Esther Black Johnson. During his school years, he played the violin, joined the drama club technical crew and participated in ROTC. He served in the Alaska-British Columbia Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He married Cynthia Miller on July 1, 1976, in the Los Angeles Temple.

Mr. Johnson graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He was promoted to project manager and traveled all over the world working with international clients. He loved to learn new languages and meet people. He developed master controllers, satellite controllers, and more for the television industry, getting his name on four patents during his 35 years working in the broadcast industry. He was an Grass Valley Group, now Thomson-Grass Valley employee.

He enjoyed serving as a scout master, camping, volcanology, and video editing. He served as a bishop and a member of the Stake High Council and volunteered to train first aid responders for the Red Cross and the Red Crescent.

Mr. Johnson is survived by his brother, Dennis; his beloved wife, Cynthia; children Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Nathan, Isaac, Eric, Elizabeth, and April, and grandchildren Katherine, Emily and Carrie Wagstaff and Peter (Jr.) and Jonathan Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Perry and Esther Black Johnson, and his twin brother, Brent Johnson.

Condolences may be sent to

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Sierra Nevada Memorial Cancer Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City.

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