Obituary for March 27, 2013

Written by Baker City Herald March 27, 2013 08:22 am

Lillie Johnson

Baker City, 1942-2013

Lillie Mable Geraldine Johnson, 71, of Baker City, died March 22, 2013, at St. Alphonsus Care Center.

Her memorial service was today at 2 p.m. at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave.

Lillie was born March 7, 1942, at Joplin, Mo., to Clifford and Beulah (Swisher) Seiber. She married Charles William Johnson II on Dec. 29, 1963. Lillie was a maid at the Oregon Trail Motel and enjoyed crocheting, collecting Elvis items, and yard sales. She was a loving, strong-willed woman who was loved by all. She was a very giving person. She fought a long battle with COPD for eight years and went peacefully in her sleep. She will be missed by all.

She is survived by her children: Charline Simmons and her husband, Jeron, Charles Johnson and his wife, Eunice, Clifford Johnson and his wife Leanna, James Johnson and his wife, Sara, all of Baker City, Beulah Harmon and her husband, Jim, of Pendleton; her brothers: Darrel Seiber and his wife, Hazel, of Mill City, and Herman Seiber and his wife, Tiny, of Salem; his sisters: Ferna Saunders and her husband, Gene, of Haines, and Jewel Lopez and her husband, Gilbert, of Baker City; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and many foster grandchildren.

 Lillie was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Charles; an infant sister, Bonnie Seiber; a sister, Cliftina Jones; and an infant grandson, Cody Johnson. 

Contributions may be made in Lillie’s memory to May Day through Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Baker City, OR 97814.