Catherine Anna Johnson, 77, of North Pole, died April 10, 2013, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
A circle of life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013, at North Pole Moose Lodge No. 306, 300 S. Santa Claus Lane, North Pole, AK 99705. Please bring a story and a dish to share.
Catherine was born Sept. 27, 1935, in St. Louis, Mo., to Marion and Adele Pilkington. Catherine married Dale Johnson in Iowa and had a lovely ceremony. They spent their first few years of marriage there until they came to Alaska, 53 years ago.
Her family states, "Catherine had a very busy life; she worked many years and was very active with women of the Moose
. She loved to cook many meals for people, and enjoyed her cabin on the Salcha River that her husband and father built. Thank you to the staff on 2 South. We couldn't have done without all of you!"
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dale Johnson. Catherine is survived by her daughters, Debra (Bob) Anderson, of Boise, Idaho; Donata (Joe) Dietrich, of Fairbanks; Doreen (Tom) Low, of Fairbanks; Diana (Billy) Howe, of Fairbanks; son, Dale Johnson, of Calif.; grandchildren, Trina Webre, Camron Johnson, Chelle Johnson, Justin Anderson, Patrick Johnson; great-grandchildren, Taylor, Mason, Jaden, Whytt; and brother, Edward (Sandy) Pilkington, of Iowa, and their two children.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fairbanks Funeral Home.