Aug. 2, 1932 - March 26, 2011
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend,
Marjorie Johnson left us on March 26, 2011, to rejoin her parents who preceded her in death. Marjorie Ann Vincent was born Aug. 2, 1932, at St. Mary's Hospital in Walla Walla to Henry and Mildred Vincent.
She is survived by her husband of 58 years, William B. Johnson; her two children, Kay Lehmann of Kennewick and Scott Johnson of Waitsburg; her five grandchildren, Jacob Johnson and Curtis Johnson of
Ellensburg, Elie Johnson of Waitsburg, Patrick Bowe of Walla Walla, and Megan Bowe of Astoria, Queens, N.Y.; and two great-grandchildren, Keara and Ethan Bowe Jackson, also of New York City.
Marj attended Pleasant View and Walla Walla schools, graduating from Walla Walla High School with the class of 1950. She then for two years became a Washington State University Cougar, where she met her life-long soul mate, William B. Johnson. Bill and Marj were married on July 2, 1952, in Walla Walla before leaving for Air Force duty in Mississippi.
Marj and Bill returned to the Walla Walla area and began farming with Marj's parents in the Clyde area of Walla Walla County. This same ground is being farmed today by a fourth generation of the family,
their grandson Patrick Bowe.
Marj was active in the Prescott schools while her children, Kay and Scott, were growing up. Whatever event was happening at the schools, Marj was there, usually in the kitchen, and she was always one of the
last people to leave. Later in life she was an ardent fan of any and all sporting events in which her grandchildren participated, including keeping a scorebook at all baseball games.
Her legacy of service to others continued throughout her life right up until the end. The list of organizations she belonged to includes: Junior Club, Meals on Wheels, Carnegie Art Center Docents, Walla Walla
Grain Growers, Walla Walla Farmer's Co-op, Prescott PTA and Booster Club; to name just a few. Marj served not only organizations but was always giving of her time, talents and energies to everyone around
her, especially her many friends and of course her beloved family.
Viewing and visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 30, 2011, from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. At her request the burial service will be a family-only affair on Thursday morning. Her children and grandchildren will serve as her pallbearers, supporting and uplifting her as she supported and uplifted them. Friends are invited to join the family for a celebration of Marj's life at the family home, 1215 Lancer Drive,
between 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2011. In lieu of flowers Marj requested donations be dropped off at Herring Funeral Home for the Blue Mountain Humane Society or the Walla Walla Hospice.
Marjorie Ann Vincent Johnson was an incredible woman whose heart knew no bounds. While she leaves behind a vibrant legacy that will sustain us in the days to come, she will be greatly missed by all who