To the family of Florence -- I never met Florence, but she certainly sounds like quite a lady and that she led quite a life! I learned from a second cousin about her passing this last week when she saw her obituary. You see, I am a descendant of the same Johnson family. My mother (Roberta Kimmel Huber, who passed away at 87 last year) was a cousin of Florence's. Otto was a brother of my grandmother (Nettie Johnson Kimmel). If any of the family happens to see my guestbook entry I would love to be in contact! Another cousin of my mother's just passed away this last week here in Portland as well (Chuck Johnson, grandson of John Johnson, another sibling of Otto's) and think that generation of surviving Johnson descendants are by now very few.
I have info about our family tree on the matriarchal line of the family (Otto's mother and Otto's grandparents) -- the Stalders, who settled here in 1876. Again, if anyone is interested in learning more about their Portland family roots I would love to hear from you. ... Both of my parents are buried at Willamette Cemetery as well and it would interesting to know what extended family gravesites Florence visited regularly before her passing.