Lora J. Johnson died on May 20, 2007, at Alpine House in Joseph. She was 90.
Mrs. Johnson was born on Sept. 12, 1916, in Regina, Saskatchewan Province, Canada to Durbin Yost and Anna McKay Yost. Her parents immigrated to Pullman, Wash. where she graduated from high school and briefly attended Washington State University.
She married C. Raymond Johnson in 1938 and they lived at, and operated, the family ranch on Prairie Creek, in the Wallowa Valley. She lived at the ranch for over sixty years until she moved to Alpine House several years ago.
Mrs. Johnson loved life at the ranch and the close relationship she had with her husband Raymond, her children and her friends and neighbors. After she raised her children, she enjoyed her grandchildren and the many family gatherings.
She loved the Wallowa Valley and her view of the Wallowa Mountains, which she often said she enjoyed each and every day.
She was a long time member of the Enterprise Community Congregational Church and was active for many years in the Cowbelles and the Lady Elks.
She is survived by daughter Judy and husband Brent Atherton; daughter Linda and husband Bob Chrisman; son Roland and wife Donna; daughter-in-law Christy Johnson; ten grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren and her brother Paul Yost.
Her son Len Johnson and her husband C. Raymond Johnson preceded her in death.
Funeral Services will be held at the Enterprise Community Congregational Church at 2:30 p.m. on June 2. Internment at the Bramlet Cemetery, and a reception in Wallowa at the residence of her grandson Doug Chrisman, will follow. Contributions in her memory may be made to the Wallowa Valley Health Care Foundation or the charity of your choice.
Wallowa County Chieftain, May 31, 2007 (Photo with original)
Transcribed by: Dixie Ricker