Margaret June Johnson, 89, of Idaho Falls, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
She was born June 6, 1924, in Paw Paw, Ill., the daughter of Sheldon G. Cooke and Edna A. Stryker Cooke. She grew up and attended schools in Paw Paw. In 1942, she graduated from Paw Paw High School. She attended Eastern Idaho Technical College in Idaho Falls.
On Aug. 26, 1942, she married Chester E. Johnson in Clinton, Idaho. They were later divorced.
She worked at the Green River Ordinance Plant in Amboy, Ill.; Greenlee Tool in Genoa, Ill.; and Idahoan Foods in Idaho Falls.
Margaret was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
She enjoyed puzzles, reading, watching NASCAR races and camping.
Margaret's life was centered on her family.
She is survived by a daughter, Alice "Ginger" Schnur of Idaho Falls; a son, Calvin K. (Betty) Johnson of Idaho Falls; a sister, Jeanie Woods of Santa Rosa, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.
Besides her parents, Margaret was preceded in death by three sons, a granddaughter and a great-granddaughter.
Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St. in Idaho Falls.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the
, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, online at https://donate.cancer.org, or by telephone at (800) 227-2345.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.coltrinmortuary.com.