OBITUARY

Barbara Lou Johnson

November 15, 1940November 21, 2019

Barbara was born Barbara Lou Wood on 11-15-40 to Robert J Wood and Essie B Wood in Lawrence, Kansas.

The family moved to Vancouver, WA in 1942, and then to Portland, Oregon in 1950. She and sisters and brother all graduated from Jefferson High School.

She attended Clark College in Washington in 1958 before transferring to San Jose Jr College in 1959, where one semester she studied piano, oriental healing and archery among other subjects. Barbara was very outgoing and truly loved the beach.

Throughout her career she had a variety of positions working for PGE, Douglas Aircraft, in banking, Tektronics and the State of Oregon.

Barbara met and married Elijah Johnson Jr in 1960 (they later di-vorced) and she leaves behind four children, Robert J Johnson (Cathy) of Fairview, OR, Karla Y Johnson of Portland, OR, Charmaine J ohnson-Draughan (Rodney) of Cedar Hills, TX, and Elijah Johnson III (Rhianna) of Vancouver, WA, nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is survived by older siblings James Wood (Mary) of Sacramento, CA, Maerice Smith and Clarice Samples of Elk Grove, CA, and younger siblings Emma Jean Macon (Samuel) of Portland, OR and Delcie Ratliff (Ray) of Prather, CA.

Many life long friends will miss her quick wit, the opportunity to play cards or scrabble, or putter in the garden.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Skyline Memorial Gardens on Monday, December 9, 2019, from 12PM-3PM.

Please visit the guestbook portion of this site and enter a special memory or message. Thank you.

Services

  • Public Memorial Gathering Monday, December 9, 2019

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Biography

Barbara was born Barbara Lou Wood on 11-15-40 to Robert J Wood
and Essie B Wood in Lawrence, Kansas.

The family moved to Vancouver, WA in 1942, and then to Portland, Oregon in 1950. She and sisters and brother all graduated from Jefferson High School.

She attended Clark College in Washington in 1958 before transferring to San Jose Jr College in 1959, where one semester she studied piano, oriental healing and archery among other subjects. Barbara was very outgoing and truly loved the beach.

Throughout her career she had a variety of positions working for PGE, Douglas Aircraft, in banking, Tektronics and the State of Oregon.

Barbara met and married Elijah Johnson Jr in 1960 (they later di-vorced) and she leaves behind four children, Robert J Johnson (Cathy) of Fairview, OR, Karla Y Johnson of Portland, OR, Charmaine J
ohnson-Draughan (Rodney) of Cedar Hills, TX, and Elijah Johnson III (Rhianna) of Vancouver, WA, nine grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews.

She is survived by older siblings James Wood (Mary) of Sacramento, CA, Maerice Smith and Clarice Samples of Elk Grove, CA, and younger siblings Emma Jean Macon (Samuel) of Portland, OR and Delcie Ratliff (Ray) of Prather, CA.

Many life long friends will miss her quick wit, the opportunity to play cards or scrabble, or putter in the garden.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Skyline Memorial Gardens on Monday, December 9, 2019, from 12PM-3PM.

Please visit the guestbook portion of this site and enter a special memory or message. Thank you.