OBITUARY

Bernita Catherine Johnson

February 25, 1926February 22, 2016

Bernita Catherine Johnson passed into the hands of the Lord on February 22, 2016 surrounded by loved ones in her home. She was just three days shy of her 90th Birthday. Bernita, the daughter of Anton and Anna Rome, was born in St. Peter, Kansas on February 25, 1926. She was preceded in death by her husband William E. Johnson. Bernita is survived by her children Gary Johnson, Jay Johnson, Janet Johnson, and Jane Ritchie, 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

Family was everything to Bernita. Her homes were warm and inviting. She treasured her relationship with parents, aunts, uncles and cousins. A large German family surrounded her with love for decades. Bernita was strong and courageous, determined and aware, straightforward and honest. Her life reflected her beliefs and her faith and love of God carried her through the storms of life.

Bernita was a beautiful woman with a caring heart. Staying very active in her faith, she volunteered 18 years of service to Queen of Peace Catholic Church where she organized funeral services. She was always willing to lend a helping hand.

Bernita was wise intuitive mother who taught her family the importance of many virtues. Be kind, be honest, have patience, take responsibility for your actions, learn from mistakes. Forgive and forgive again!

Children brought out her playful side. Babies felt warm and safe in her arms as they cuddled by her loving heart. Her grandchildren placed a spark in her eye and a smile on her face that said I love you!

Her love of family, her marriage, her career, her children, the little things in life, the mountains, picnics, dancing, football, music, fabulous dinner parties… all of this and more created a rich and blessed life for Bernita.

May all of those who knew her remember the best of her, the many great dinner parties, the laughter and the light she brought to our lives. Let’s not forget her pies!

Heaven welcomes Bernita.

A vigil will be held at Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church, in Aurora, on Monday, February 29, 2016 at 10:00am followed by a Funeral Mass beginning at 11:00am. Family will receive friends and relatives during a luncheon at the church following the services. Bernita will be laid to rest at Fort Logan National Cemetery at 1:30pm on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Services

  • Visitation / Vigil

    Monday, February 29, 2016

  • Mass in Honor of Bernita Johnson

    Monday, February 29, 2016

  • Final Resting Place

    Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Memories

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ed trommeter

March 2, 2016

Gary, Jay, Janet, and Jane, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. I did not get the news until yesterday AM, otherwise I would have made it up for the funeral services to personally offer my condolences. Your Mom was great, as was Bill. I have many fond memories of our childhood relationships when you all lived on Elm Street. I wish you all the best in this time of sorrow and you can bet that your Mom will be remembered as a pray my daily rosary. Ed Trommeter

Diane Boyles

March 2, 2016

Gary, Jay, Janet,& Janie, We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother/ Your mom was a wonderful, fun loving person. She will be missed. You are all in our thoughts & prayers. The Trommeter Family

Nancy Phebus Clark

February 29, 2016

Gary, Janet, Jay & Jane,

I am so sorry for the loss of your mother and God Bless all of you and your families.

Maxine Haney

February 29, 2016

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

Lori Southwell

February 28, 2016

Aunt Bernita was a Beautiful Lady. We all loved her and remember all of the great childhood memories with her and her family. You will be missed Aunt Bernita.
Love from the Gallegos Family...
Uncle Shookey really Loved you and your family. Our hearts and prayers go out to the Johnson family.

Jane Ritchie

February 28, 2016

Mom you will always be in my heart . Love you and miss you

February 26, 2016

Bernita was a very kind and caring person. She was a special cousin of mine. I just wish I'd have gotten to know her better. She'll be missed by many but never forgotten. I pray for her and her loved ones in this time of sorrow,
Fondly,
Clete and Joan(Knoll) Bollig

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