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Dessie "Dee" Johnson

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Dessie "Dee" Johnson Obituary

Dessie (Dee) Johnson passed away at the age of 94. She was a resident of Valley West Care Facility in Williams, CA. Dessie was born February 20, 1923, in Delaware County, Oklahoma to Henry and Vina (Potter) Johnson. She was one of nine children.

Her first husband was David Leroy Birge. They had five children, Peggy Reynosn Lewis, Wanda Oppenheim, Curtis Birge, Stanley Birge, and Barbara Blotsky. She had another daughter, Debbie Johnson, with her second husband Ralph Johnson.

Dessie worked for many years at the Colusa Bowling Alley. Everyone said she made the best burgers and shakes. Her grandson Boni said she made the best blackberry cobbler and was always willing to go pick berries if she would bake a cobbler.

Dessie is survived by two sisters, her five Birge children, fifteen grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 17, 2017, from 5-8pm and services will take place on Friday, August 18, 2017, at 10am at McNary-Moore Chapel, 107 5th Street, Colusa, CA.

Arrangements are under the direction of McNary-Moore Funeral Service FD-410 www.mcnarymoorefuneralservice.com
Published in Appeal Democrat on Aug. 17, 2017
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