Donna June Johnson
June 14, 1929 – June 17, 2019
Donna June Johnson was born on June 14, 1929 in Brainerd, MN. She married Howard Johnson on September 11, 1948. Donna was a loving mother, wife, friend and “in-law”! She gave birth to 3 handsome sons, Gary, Greg and John. She was a homemaker until John was in high school and then became a waitress at Donaldson’s Department Store in Brookdale, MN. She was always a friendly, outgoing person and this was perfect for her personality. When Howard had a heart attack she retired from there to take care of him. They lived in several places throughout the years, Buffalo, NY; Kansas City, Kansas and several places in Minnesota. After his passing in 1995, she stayed in Minnesota for a few more years before moving to Texas in 1997 to be near two of her sons, Gary and Greg. She lived with Gary and Kim until she decided to move into her own apartment in Lewisville. Donna was very independent and had made many friends over the years. She kept in touch with those friends until her memory started to fade. She was an active member of Round Grove United Church for over 20 years. She helped to greet on Sunday mornings, make sandwiches for the kids during the summer and make blankets for the babies that needed them. She also worked for Lewisville ISD as a cafeteria worker and loved every minute of it because she got to be around children. She was so great with all the children whether they were at church, at school or her own grandchildren and great grandchildren. You would always see her at a play or baseball game or program at church. Donna was the best shopper too! She had boys so couldn’t buy cute dresses when they were little but when she had granddaughters it was like Christmas for her! The grand girls knew that if Donna gave a present it was going to be several beautiful dresses. She bought clothes for the grand boys too but her face lit up when the girls opened their presents. Donna always had a smile, a hello or a thank you wherever she went. She made you feel special and loved until the day of her passing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Beth and also her siblings, Warren, Evelyn and her twin brother, Don. She also lost her husband and two of her sons, Gary and John. Her surviving relatives are her son Greg, (Cheri his wife); Kim (Gary’s Wife); Grandchildren (Tim, Lisa, Jeff, Jason, Dan, Jessica, Ryann and Reed); Great-Grandchildren (Karsyn, Vincent, Chloe, Kennedie, Jax, Aspen, Lily, Scottie, Keiran, Abigail, Anna and James) plus she had a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. We will miss her greatly but will remember the wonderful memories that were created with her. Her “Celebration of Life” will be on Saturday, June 22nd at 11:00 am at the Round Grove United Church (249 E. Round Grove Rd., Lewisville, TX 75067) In lieu of flowers you can send donations to the Memorial Fund at Round Grove United Church or make a donation in Donna’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association.
- Memorial Service Saturday, June 22, 2019