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DORIS "DODIE" (SPRINGER) JOHNSON(1928 - 2012)

Doris (Dodie) Springer Johnson died unexpectedly on December 24th, months short of her 85th birthday. Dodie was born on March 19, 1928 to Harold and Olga Springer. She was raised in Anacortes Washington where she graduated from high school in 1946.

She married Hap Johnson in 1947. They later had four children that they raised on Fidalgo Island. Hap and Dodie owned and managed Evergreen Building Maintenance for many years.

Dodie had a flare for fashion and was always filled with spunk. In 1947, as a young adult, she was crowned Mariners Pageant Queen in Anacortes, giving her the opportunity to meet and dine with Bob Hope. Dodie's beauty and smile remained with her until the day she left us. She had an incredible sense of humor and enjoyed being in the presence of friends and family. She especially enjoyed her time walking the beach and collecting agates in front of her beach home. Nobody could prepare a meal as delicious as she and her culin ary talents will be missed incredibly by her friends and family.

Dodie was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Olga Springer, her husband Hap Johnson and her sister Joyce Springer-McCulloch.

She is survived by her sister Alice Moen of Lynnwood, WA four children, Lori Johnson-Anter (Michael), Lisa Zimny, Lezlie Armstrong (Ernie) and Van Johnson (Patty). She leaves behind her five grandsons, Logan Sullivan, Braedon Armstrong, Sean Armstrong, Myles Johnson and Taylor Zimny. She is also survived by her long- time companion, Joe Bellacera.

A public celebration of Dodie's life will be held at a later date. Donations can be made in Doris Johnson's name to Saint Vincent de Paul Food Bank 4001 Saint Mary's Drive Anacortes WA 98221 or a .

Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Dec. 28, 2012
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