Even though it has been more than a week, we are still in shock and completely devastated. On January 3, two state troopers came to our door to let us know that Matt’s brother and best friend Adam, our sister-in-law Elizabeth, and our niece Jane Johanson were killed in a tragic car accident just outside of Amarillo, TX. They joined their son/brother Jack in heaven, but left behind Megan, Alec, and Charlotte. Jane was just baptized at the end of December.
The support of the gofundme has been a huge comfort to the entire family.
Matt and I drove ourselves and our kids to Las Vegas this past week to help his parents with funeral planning, and to be an additional support to Megan, Alec, and Charlotte as they transition to their new guardians. While I don’t think the blog is a good place to go over the ins and outs of how the children are doing (they need and deserve privacy), I will say that they are extremely strong and resilient. They have an army of family to love and watch over them. Nothing could replace their parents, but they will be very loved. We will treasure the time we had with them this past week.
Often this past week, I thought about texting Elizabeth something cute her kids were doing or about some random thought, and then I had to re-realize that I can’t text her anymore.
We invite everyone to celebrate in the lives of Adam, Elizabeth and Jane by attending a viewing to be held on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 5:30-9:00 pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints located at 7670 S. Bruce Street, Las Vegas, NV 89123. Funeral services for Adam, Elizabeth and Jane will be held Saturday, January 19th at 10:00 am at the same location.
Adam Johanson Obituary:
Elizabeth Johanson Obituary:
Jane Johanson Obituary:
Their loss is so unimaginable that we are still trying to process the new reality. I’ve been trying to put the loss into my own words, but I can’t yet. Everything feels unreal still.
We will continue to rely on your prayers in the coming days.