Patricia K. "Patti" Johnson, Milton-Freewater, passed away Nov. 18, 2010, at her home at the age of 60 years. Funeral services will be Monday, Nov. 29, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Amazing Grace Nazarene Church, 717 E. Alder, Walla Walla, with Pastor Ron Alexander officiating. Concluding services and interment will be in the Milton-Freewater Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Blue Mountain Humane Society or the Providence St. Mary Regional Cancer Center Special Needs through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home. Friends who wish to pay their respects may call at the funeral home on Sunday, 2-5 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.
Patti was born July 8, 1950, in Walla Walla, the daughter of Elmer and Lucille Bartlow Meissner. She grew up on the family farm on State Line Road and enjoyed many years playing with siblings and cousins.
The family then moved to Pomeroy, where she attended Pomeroy High School. She was voted Homecoming queen in the fall of 1967 and graduated with honors in 1968. Patti then attended Northwest Nazarene College and majored in home economics. On Sept. 6, 1969, she married James True Johnson at the Pomeroy Church of the Nazarene. The couple made their home in Pomeroy, where they began raising their family. The couple later moved back to the Meissner farm in Milton-Freewater, where they continued raising their family. Patti was a dedicated wife
and committed herself to supporting her husband as he worked to grow a successful business, Jim's Body Shop. She was a dedicated mother and talented artist. She loved antiques and going to yard sales with her
mother in later years. She also enjoyed hunting for agates on the Oregon Coast with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Patti is survived by her husband, Jim Johnson at the home; two sons and daughters-in-law, Tyler and Robin Johnson of Milton-Freewater, and Toby and Shannon Johnson of Homedale, Idaho; a daughter and
son-in-law, Amy and Mark Boothby of Homedale, Idaho; her mother, Lucille Meissner of Walla Walla; a sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Rich Trump of Walla Walla; a brother and sister-in-law, Alan and Penny Meissner of Dayton; her father-in-law, Dr. Richard Johnson of Walla Walla; in-laws, Roger and Judy Stueckle of Pendleton and John Johnson
of Walla Walla and Dr. Richard and Patsy Johnson of Pullman, Wash.; eight grandchildren, Hannah, Nash and Lainey Johnson; Logan and Mason Boothby; and Madeline, Benjamin and Samuel Johnson; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her father; mother-in-law, Glea Johnson; and a great-nephew, Matthew Trump.