Nancy F. Johnson

October 10, 1927October 28, 2018

Nancy Jean Foster Johnson, 91, of Des Moines, WA, passed away on October 28, 2018. She was born in Boston, MA on October 10, 1927. Nancy graduated from Cranston High School and attended Leland Powers School of Radio and Television. She married Donald Earl Johnson, her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, on November 8, 1946. Nancy worked at homemaking, volunteerism and as an administrative secretary for the Highline Public Schools. She was a member of a series of American Baptist churches and was passionate about taking walks, hiking, sewing, weaving, embroidering, square-dancing and volunteering.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald, her parents Arline Ruth Beardsley and James O'Halloran Foster, her brother-in-law Dale Johnson, and her siblings Robert Foster and Betsy Eaton.

She is survived by her four children - Bruce (Debbie) Johnson, Cherry Johnson, Mark (Bobbi) Johnson-Tanner, and Marilyn Johnson (Ed C Epp), - as well as by her grandchildren Jessica Hyvonen (David) Huff, Julie (Mike) Pamperin, Justin (Michelle) Bowie, Dietrich Epp, Kendra (Ray) Gilbert, Jordan (Jessica) Johnson and Olivia Johnson, as well as her twelve great-grandchildren. Other survivors include sister-in-law Dianne Baxter and Miriam Johnson and cousin Beverly Bowen and numerous nieces, nephews, God-children and friends, especially those at Friendship Village of Tempe, AZ and the Judson Park Community in Des Moines, WA.

There will no public service per her request. A private, family ceremony for a commitment of her ashes will take place at Mariposa Gardens in Mesa, AZ.

Donations may be made in Nancy's name to the Washington Trails Association.


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Desiree Sigler

October 31, 2018

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