Lois Johnson

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Lois Helen Johnson
November 19, 1918 - February 28, 2015
Lois Helen Johnson, 96, formerly of Parma, died of natural causes on Saturday, February 28, 2015, in Boise. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 14, at Kirkpatrick Memorial Community Church, Parma, with Pastor David Carlson officiating. Services are under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com
Lois was born November 19, 1918, in Payette, Idaho, the daughter of Streeter Courtney Stroup and Maude Mae McClure Stroup. She attended a two-room country school in Washoe through the eighth grade, and then she graduated from Payette High School in 1936. She continued her education at Boise Business School and then began working at the Idaho Power Company in the Parma Office. While working there, she met Charles E. Johnson, and they were later married on January 16, 1941.
Their lives, like many people of their generation, were disrupted by the start of WWII. Lois stayed in Portland and Seattle while Charlie was serving in the Navy in the South Pacific. They returned to Parma, where they built their home, adopted two children, Joan Helen and Robert Charles, and she began her career as devoted wife, mom, and taxi driver. Outside of her busy family life, Lois managed to be Past Matron of Order of Eastern Star, fifty-year member and past president of P.E.O, fifty-year member of Daughters of the Nile, and Guardian of Job's Daughter. She was an active member of Kirkpatrick Memorial Community Church and served on various church boards.
Lois had many personal interests such as painting, playing bridge, cooking and canning, ceramics, and quilting. She and Charlie also enjoyed a variety of fun activities together: fishing, camping, hunting, golfing, and an occasional trip to Jackpot. From time to time, they branched out and went even further in their travels to Alaska, Hawaii, New Zealand and Europe. Their marriage of shared responsibilities, as well as fun, was a great example to their children and grandchildren.
In December of 2001, Charlie passed away; they had been married for 60 years. Lois moved to Goldcrest Community in Nampa and then to Valleyview Retirement Center in Boise. In her later years she still enjoyed playing bridge, watching golf and NBA basketball, and listening to books on tape.
Lois is survived by her daughter, Joan Moye and husband Michael of Lummi Island, WA, and their children, Rebecca Burrous (husband Mike) and Jacob Moye, and her son Robert (Robin) Johnson and wife Anne of Boise, and their children Courtney Lewis (husband Justin) and Streeter Johnson (wife Tara). She enjoyed her four great-grandchildren, Malia Burrous, Dannica Burrous, Henry Johnson, and Maite Lewis. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews: Sue Garber (Nampa), Ed Johnson and wife Nancy (Wilder), Bobbie Lou Johnson (Parma), Gary Johnson (Parma), B.J. Johnson (Boise), Jill Thompson (Twin Falls), Barb Ritter (Michigan), Patrick Fuller (Los Angeles), Darla Burns (Hermiston), and Marilyn Stroup, and Denny Stroup.
The family wants to thank the caregivers from Treasure Valley Hospice and Valleyview Retirement Center in Boise. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent to the general fund of Kirkpatrick Memorial Community Church, Parma, Idaho or Idaho Talking Books Services in Boise.

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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on Mar. 8, 2015