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Obituary: Johnson, Carol Lynn

JOHNSON, Carol Lynn Our beautiful Carol Lynn (Eckel) Johnson, 59, of Post Falls, Idaho, passed away on March 26, 2013, at the Hospice House of North Idaho after a six- year long battle with non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and Leukemia. Carol was born in Spokane, WA on December 18, 1954 to Neil G. Eckel and Shirley L. Eckel. She graduated from Coeur d’Alene High School in 1972. She eventually went to beauty school and became a licensed beautician. She went into business with her best friend, Sherry Osborne, and they opened a salon called Joemyster’s. Carol married Thomas W. Fisher shortly after high school and they had one daughter, Jamie. They later divorced, and Carol remarried and had one child from that union, Patrick McMillan. Carol married a third time to a wonderful man, Marshall Johnson. Carol is survived by her two children, Jamie Collier of Spokane, WA and Patrick McMillan of Coeur d’Alene, ID, and her two grandchildren, Robert Collier, Jr. and Gabby McMillan. She is also survived by her brother, mom’s favorite, Patrick Eckel, her sisters Jody Eckel and Penny Lamb, all of Spokane, WA, and her youngest sister Cheri Byers of Eagle, ID. She is also survived by her nephews, Tim Eckel, Austin and Gary DeGuire, Alex and Nicholas Lamb, and her nieces Heidi Eckel-Alessi, Sarah Eckel, and Haley and Kendall Byers, as well as numerous other family and friends. Carol is preceded in death by her parents Neil G. Eckel and Shirley Coolbaugh, her brother Randy Eckel, and her husband Marshall Johnson. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to the Hospice House of North Idaho, 2290 W. Prairie Avenue, Post Falls, ID 83815. The family of Carol Johnson wishes to thank the people at the Cancer Center and especially all of the angels at The Hospice House of North Idaho who took such great care of our beautiful Carol the last two weeks of her life. We also want to thank all of Carol’s friends who stopped by, sent flowers and cards, and brought food and beverages. Carol was such an amazing person. Not only was Carol incredibly gorgeous, but she had such a great sense of humor, she was kind and thoughtful, and a little bit stubborn and ornery at times. She was beautiful inside and out. It is no wonder she had so many wonderful friends. There will be a huge hole in our hearts that will never be filled. She was the best mom, grandmother, and big sister anyone could ever hope for. She will be missed dearly. There will be a celebration of Carol’s life/memorial party in honor of Carol on Saturday, April 20, 2013, at 1:00 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 209 East Sherman Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. This is an adult venue, so 21 and older please.


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