H. Evelyn Johnson, 96, passed away on Sept. 9, 2010.
Services were held today at 10:30 a.m. the Meriden Evangelical Free Church with inurnment at the Memory Garden Cemetery in Cherokee.
Cremation was at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel and Crematory. Memorial contributions may be made to Meriden Evangelical Free Church or to HospiceCare of Boulder and Broomfield Counties in Colorado. Share condolences at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com
Evelyn was born Aug. 12, 1914 in Little Falls, Minn. to Ernest J. and Helen (Larson) Rocene. She had one brother, Lester Rocene, and two sisters, Violet (Rocene) Miller and Lorraine (Rocene) Hober. Lorraine, the only surviving sibling, resides in Yarnell, Ariz.
Evelyn was united in marriage to Earl A. Johnson on April 24, 1937 in Little Falls, Minn. They met seven years prior at Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis, Minn., where Evelyn received her high school degree and Earl was enrolled in the Business College. They spent their life farming in the Marcus area until 1983 when they retired to Longmont, Colo.
The farm life was home to their five children: Paul Johnson (Joni) of Loveland, Colo., Louise Johnson Voog (Ronald) of Omaha, Neb., Muriel Johnson Hattig (Brad) of Berthoud, Colo., Eldon Johnson (Debra) of Petersburg, Ala. and David Johnson (Suzan) of Longmont, Colo.
Her five children thank their parents, and especially their mother, Evelyn, at this time for all the time, efforts, and learning experiences she afforded them. Her life has been long and strong, for which they are grateful. Evelyn was primarily a homemaker but also worked at a local grocery store. She was active in the Oakdale and Meriden Evangelical Free Churches in Women's Missionary Society, Bible School Coordinator, Sunday School Teacher and served as a Cradle Roll Superintendent. She was also active in a LeMars Bible Study group. Evelyn was always the main cook and entertainer for our family and extended families events. She always had these huge gardens and beautiful flowers. She will always be in their hearts.
In moving to Longmont, she became a member of Grace Evangelical Free Church. Although she has been unable to attend for quite some time, her pastor, Tim Johnson, has been so very faithful to visit her weekly and bring her the church news.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her husband, Earl Johnson, in 1996.
Also survivors include her fourteen grandchildren: Kevin, Duane, Andrea, Nancy, Greg, Kristi, Joshua, Sonja, Erin, Gabriel, Tara, Dawn, Anna and Wilson; 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; one sister-in-law, Ruby Swanson of Ellsworth, Wis. and numerous nieces and nephews.