The Johanson Family

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Raised by 1,256 people in 7 months
Created January 4, 2019
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must inform you that the Adam Johanson family was involved in a terrible automobile accident on January 3, 2019, as they were traveling back to their home in Mississippi after visiting friends and family in Las Vegas for the holidays.  As a result of the accident, Adam, Elizabeth (Marshall) and their 8-year old daughter, Jane, have passed away.  In the coming days, as we work to process this event logistically and to understand the required arrangements that need to be made, we will provide additional information and details about memorial services. 

At this time, however, our immediate attention is on the surviving Johanson children.  Megan (12), Alec (5), and Charlotte (3) are in stable physical condition and are together with family members in a Texas hospital.  We anticipate that they will be released to family within the next few days once the healthcare professionals determine that they are in a suitable condition to be discharged. 

As many already have asked and are eager to help in some way, we have set up a GoFundMe campaign on behalf of the Adam Johanson family.  Any donations to the campaign will directly go toward memorial and funeral expenses, as well as support services for the Johanson children.

Thank you.

-          The Johanson and Marshall Families

1/5/2019 Update: The Johanson/Marshall family is touched deeply by the overwhelming support, prayers and words of comfort offered by so many friends, family and even perfect strangers moved with compassion by these events. Clearly the Adam Johanson family has impacted so many others, far and wide, as they navigated the trials of this life together, and their influence and examples will continue to shape us all for years to come.

We are happy to report that Megan, Alec and Charlotte Johanson have been discharged from the Texas hospital and, this afternoon, flew back to be with family in Las Vegas. Soon, we hope to provide information and details about memorial services, but there is still much to work out first.

We are all in awe at the support generated and messages shared through this GoFundMe campaign. You have touched us all and continue to do so through your generosity and love.

Thank you!

1/8/2019 Update: 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.

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It’s been four months since I was sitting in an Amarillo hospital room overlooking Megan, Alec, and Charlotte as I created this GoFundMe campaign. After talking with a few family members, we set a goal of $20k. Our goal was somewhat arbitrary but, at the same time, a figure we thought would be enough to cover the majority of Adam, Elizabeth, and Jane’s funeral expenses. Within days, we had reached our goal. To encourage donations from those who had desires to contribute, I continued to raise our goal. GoFundMe donors allowed the family to focus more on grieving the loss of their loved ones and less on the great financial toll death takes on a family. While the family has extended our appreciation on a personal level to many, please allow this to serve as a global “Thank You!” to all who have donated. The outpouring of unquestioned generosity and love from friends, family, and strangers has been humbling and awesome. For your donations, we are forever grateful.

- Sam Marshall on behalf of the Johanson and Marshall Families
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Delta State University invites its campus family and community members to gather at 6 PM on Friday, Jan. 25 to remember the lives of Dr. Adam Johanson (35), assistant professor of physics and director of the Wiley Planetarium, his wife, Elizabeth Marshall Johanson (35), and their sweet daughter, Jane (8). The remembrance will take place in Caylor Hall, Room 201.
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01/22/2019 Update: The outpouring of love and support for the Adam and Elizabeth Johanson family has been humbling and greatly appreciated. The success of the GoFundMe campaign has provided the immediate resources needed to assist the family with funeral costs and other expenses related to this terrible tragedy. To the thousands who have assisted in this time of need, THANK YOU! For those who have a desire to contribute but have not had the opportunity, the GoFundMe campaign remain active for the rest of the week. - Team Johanson/Marshall
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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.

Thank you!
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