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Mary A. Johnson

May 16, 1934 May 3, 2019
Mary A. Johnson
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Mary Ann Johnson, 84, passed away peacefully at Bryan Medical Center East on May 3rd after a brief battle with pneumonia. Mary was born May 16th, 1934 in La Grande, Oregon. She was the first child born to Deane (Wright) and Frank Counsell. Mary spent her childhood on a farm near La Grande and graduated from La Grande High School in 1952. Thisl is also where she met Edward Johnson, her high school sweetheart and future husband. Mary and Ed were married July 25th, 1952.

Mary graduated from the University of Idaho in 1956 with a degree in Education and Home Economics. She taught in several schools in northeastern Oregon prior to moving her family to Nebraska in 1968. Mary moved to Lincoln in 1972 and was employed by several retail stores including Miller and Paine, Jantzen Fabric Outlet, and Sew Creative.
Mary enjoyed sewing and gardening and was a fantastic cook! She was very fond of birds and nature. Mary also enjoyed traveling especially to the National Parks.

Mary is survived by her children, Michael (Michelle) Johnson of Lincoln, NE, Linda (Jeffery) Bargar of Fairbury, NE, and Karen (Kirk) Solfermoser of Olathe, KS; eight grandchildren, Jessica Johnson, Connor Johnson, Austin Johnson, Carter Johnson, Elizabeth (Levi) Wiseman, Katie (Jared) Blackwell, Brett Solfermoser, and Nicole Solfermoser; three great-grandchildren, Gideon, Virginia, and Sawyer; and two sisters, Janis Dahlstrom of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA and Carol Counsell of Tigard, OR.
She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Memorial Service is scheduled for Thursday, May 16th, 11:00 o'clock at Vine Congregational Church, 1800 Twin Ridge Rd, Lincoln, NE

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11:00 AM 5/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
Vine Congregational UCC

1800 Twin Ridge Road
Lincoln, NE 68506

Vine Congregational UCC
1800 Twin Ridge Road Lincoln 68506 NE
United States

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