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Obituary: Johnson, Mary E.

Age 84

February 28, 1928 to
May 14, 2012.

On May 14th, Mary Johnson, age 84, went home to be with her Savior, Jesus Christ. She left this world peacefully surrounded by her family. Mary is survived by her daughter, Gina; son, Matt; and grandchildren, Chelsea, Maxwell, Glen, and Charlie; who all loved her dearly and will cherish her memory forever. Mary was preceded in death by Glen, husband of 52 years; and brothers Jack and Harry. Mary was born in Spokane to Harry and Louise White. Mary graduated from Rogers High school and then worked for the phone company where she met Glen Johnson while introducing dial service in Colfax. They were married in 1956, and they lived on a farm in Colfax prior to moving to Spokane. In 1966, Glen bought the Chevron service station in Sprague and the family moved there, where they lived for the next 40 years. Mary and Glen enjoyed working on the house and yard - Mary’s garden and roses were famous in Sprague. Mary loved going to the Oregon coast and drives in the country, collecting antiques, and spending time with friends and family. She was a member of Mary Queen of Heaven church where she served on the altar society. Funeral Services will be held at 10 am on Saturday, May 19th at Mary Queen of Heaven Catholic Church. Following the service, the family invites friends to join in a potluck to celebrate Mary’s life at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Sprague. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mary’s honor to Evergreen Healthcare Foundation (MS-5), Hospice Services, 12040 NE 128th Street, Kirkland, WA, 98034. DANEKAS FUNERAL HOME in Ritzville is entrusted with arrangements.


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