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Charlotte Anne (Wible) Johnson, born December 29, 1943, Tacoma, Washington to parents Stella and Charles Wible, sisters Clara and Julia. The family traveled western states extensively as rock hounds.

Graduated Lincoln HS Tacoma 1965, attended Pacific Lutheran University and University of Washington while working the World's Fair. Daughter Selene Finrow, was born in 1964. Living on Guemes Island, mother and daughter enjoyed the island lifestyle and made numerous lifetime friends.

Relocating to California in 1971, Charlotte became an accomplished shoemaker crafting custom footwear while living at the Sunburst Community.

Warm Springs Nevada was their next home where Charlotte grew a high desert garden in one of the harshest climates in the US. Charlotte was always admired for her spirit to produce her own food, strong will and unwavering spirit.

After her father's death, Charlotte returned to Shelter Bay, La Conner so that she and sister, Clara Gadinere, could help their mother.

he married local farmer Glen Johnson in 1987. Together they created Mother Flight Farm, one of the most well-known and productive organic farms in Skagit Valley. Mentoring over 100 young farmers, Charlotte was known for her compassion, empathy and healing nature. Active in leadership with Farmers Markets in Bellingham, Sedro-Woolley and Anacortes, she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from Skagit Women's Alliance Network recognizing her dedication, passion and outstanding attendance.

After an extended struggle with cancer, Charlotte passed peacefully on Winter Solstice night.

Preceded in death by sisters Clara Gardinere and Julia Ritchie, she is survived by daughter Selene Finrow, niece Jenny, nephew Garth, numerous others, and husband Glen Johnson.

A Celebration of Life will be at the Rexville Grange, Sunday, December 29th (Charlotte's 70th birthday) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Please bring potluck dish and memory of Charlotte to share.
Published in Skagit Valley Herald Publishing Company on Dec. 28, 2013
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