Doris Faynelle Johnson

October 13, 1931November 18, 2021

Doris Faynelle Johnson, age 90, of Sun City, Arizona passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Doris was born October 13, 1931 in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Doris Faynelle Lee graduated from Southside HS in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and in 1950 married Wilbur Allen Johnson in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. They were married for 62 years before his passing in 2012. She was a gifted homemaker for decades while raising her family and also worked as a secretary for "A Touch of Glass", in central Phoenix. In her younger years, Doris loved bowling in leagues with her husband Wilbur. She loved to play cards never turning down a game even at 90!

For the last 4 years her son Randy and his wife Kelly moved closer to her home, she enjoyed many outings going to dinners, lunches, day trips, grandchildren and great-grandchildren parties, and especially loved going to the Arizona State Fair!

She is survived by her sons, Randy Lee Johnson; Rick Alan Johnson; her daughter, Karen Tankersley; her grandchildren: Tricia Raynor, Robin Mattila, Michael Johnson; her great grandchildren: Emily Clayden, Avery Clayden, Noah Clayden, Amanda Mattila, and Jake Mattila; her nieces: Cherie Sawyer, Helen Hutchins, Kim McConnell, Theresa Fackler, and Suzzette Berghorff.

A graveside service for Doris will be held Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 3:00 PM at Green Acres Mortuary & Cemetery, 401 North Hayden Road, Scottsdale, Arizona 85257. All people attending are welcome to a reception following at 5:00 PM at the home of Randy Johnson.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Doris' memory may be made to the Arizona Humane Society in the link below.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Johnson family.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, December 2, 2021


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Rick Johnson

December 1, 2021

I'm so glad you are resting now Mom. I know the years since Dad left have been a challenge for you but you were
still able to have so many good friends and good times. You were loved by many and you gave back so much to all of us.
Now you're "Dancing in the wind with your true love again, where your heart has always been" Look down upon us until
we are all together again. Your son, Rick

Randy Johnson

November 28, 2021

I will miss you mother, but your now in a far better place than where you were, and you finally got your wish to be with dad. dont worry about us, we'll all be alright here, so until our time comes we'll see you on the other side. With all my love, your son.