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Rachel L. Johnson

Des Moines

Rachel Louise Johnson, 74, passed away at Lutheran Hospital on Tuesday, December 24, 2013.

Rachel was born July 13, 1939 in Redfield, Iowa to Marguerite and Ira Williamson. Rachel was a hard worker and was employed as the kitchen manager at Callanan Middle School in Des Moines until her retirement in 2011. She enjoyed going to Prairie Meadows and was a NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan. Rachel also enjoyed basketball and football and was a Hawkeye fan. She liked going shopping and watching soap operas and Pawn Stars. Her cat, Tebow, will miss her.

Rachel is lovingly remembered by her children, Kim Johnson, Melody Leimer (Scott) and Gale Johnson Jr.; granddaughter, Ashley Collins (Josh); brother, Mike Williamson; and best friend, Peggy Holmes.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Gale Johnson Sr.

A memorial service will be planned for a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Animal Rescue League in Rachel's name.

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Published in Des Moines Register on Dec. 27, 2013
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