Doris Darlene Johnson

September 21, 1941March 2, 2019

Lago Vista, Texas — Doris Darlene Johnson, 77, of Lago Vista, Texas and formerly of West Des Moines, Iowa, died peacefully at home surrounded by her four children on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

Doris was born in Fort Dodge, Iowa on September 21, 1941, to Noah and Hazel Prine. She was adopted at the age of three by Clifford and Esther Duckett and was raised in Perry, Iowa where she graduated from Perry High School in 1958.

Doris married A. Richard (Dick) Johnson on July 31, 1963, and had two children Donald and Denine (Dede); in addition to Dick's two children from a previous marriage, Russell and Randall.

In 2017, Doris was reunited with her birth family and attended the Prine Family Reunion where she learned she was one of fifteen children of which seven are still living; Loretta Garrard, Alice Nelson, Rosella Linn, Norma Borgalia, Betty Mudra, Donald Dean, and Patrick Henry.

Doris enjoyed reading, watching tennis, and was devoted to her family. She is survived by her children; Donny, Dede Lum (Tony), Russ (Amy) and Randy (Lorri), five grandchildren and six (soon to be 7) great-grandchildren. She is also survived by Dick's sister Audrey Gibson and her three children. Doris is preceded in death by her husband A. Richard Johnson and her brother Bob Duckett of Perry, Iowa.

A Celebration of Life Ceremony for Doris with family and close friends will be held on August 17, 2019, at McLaren's Resthaven Chapel in West Des Moines, Iowa.


  • Celebration of Life Service Saturday, August 17, 2019


Doris Darlene Johnson

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