Johnny Oriente Chatterley passed away peacefully on May 21, 2023. Johnny is home grown, born and raised in Kanab, Utah to Marton Cloyd Chatterley and Gloria Mary Zaccardi on May 11, 1954. He is survived by his wife Marilyn. His children Tesha (MaCade), Matt (Janae), Matthew Williams, Michael Williams (Amber), and Megan Becker. His grandkids Krishann (Tyson), Ceanna (Kristian), Kayla (Trevon), Alicia, Oriente, Karley, Kayden, Brady and Sophie June. His great grandkids Haigen, Kaydence, Maddison, Haizley, Maizee, Brailee, Maji, Tadashi and Noah. His siblings Vicky, Tony (Linda), Ronda (Dale), Cloyee (Steve), Georgia (Ernie), Carrie (Tyler), and Cloyd (Michelle). Johnny is preceded in death by his parents and brother Robbie.
Johnny graduated from Kanab High School in 1972, he had many jobs throughout his life working in the mines and clear cutting in Alaska; working for the Kaibab National Forest clear cutting and fighting fire; welding; CNC machine shop; and construction. He was an extra in the movie Duel of Diablo and won an award in high school as best actor. Best of all Johnny loved to be outside. He was an avid hiker and spent most of his summers in the Grand Canyon, he would practice his martial art, he loved hunting and camping. In his forties he volunteered for a river guiding trip and would tell many stories about his experience.
Johnny was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He served in the church as Sunday School President. He and Marilyn served a two-year service mission for the Alcohol and Addiction Recovery Program. He loved genealogy and temple work, spending many hours preparing names and taking them to the temple to perform the ordinances. He had a strong testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. He testified often of his knowledge of God the Eternal Father, his son Jesus Christ and his atonement. He knew Joseph Smith was the prophet of the restoration and he loved the Lord.
Funeral service and viewing will be held 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, May 30, 2023, at the Kanab Stake Center, 20 West Center Street. With a viewing from 11:00 to 11:45 prior to the funeral. Burial in the Kanab Cemetery.
A live stream link of the service can be found at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cbZ1JplZa4.