1924 - 2010 (86 years)
||Barbara Lee Johnsen |
||29 Sep 1924
||Almira, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
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|Barbara Lee Johnson Hoover |
Died Nov. 6, 2010 after losing her battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Born on September 29, 1924 in Almira, Washington to Walter C. Johnson and Alice Beulah Horton, she spent her youth there along with her younger brother Kerry Harlan Johnson. She studied violin especially enjoying classical music and helped her mother in a family grocery store.
When she was seventeen, she moved to Coulee Dam where she held a job at the local movie theater. A year later, she married James Olsen and had four children; Jim, Patty, John, and Carol.
A divorce from James brought her to Spokane where she made a home in Spokane Valley, went to work for Dr. Edward Saxon as a receptionist, and invited her brother, just out of the service, to live with her.
Shortly after he married Iris Simonsen in 1958, Barbara married Harvey C. Hoover, a widower with six children. Barbara found employment in the insurance area, and she and Harvey built a home in Millwood. They spent time at their lake place at Priest, skied all of the area slopes from Mt. Hood to Red Mountain, and both became members of Millwood Presbyterian Church. After Barbara retired, she and Iris, her sister-in-law, traveled to Italy, France, Germany, and Denmark where they visited Iris' family.
When they returned, Barbara decided to take a more active role in Harvey's business and spent the next ten years learning all about office supplies. Upon his death, Barbara moved to Kennewick to be with her son, Jim and his wife; later moved to Electric City; and finally, in September of 2009, moved to Spokane to live with her daughter, Patty Harrison. In December of that same year, her doctor diagnosed her with pancreatic cancer. She lived in the house she shared with Patty until the cancer claimed her life.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her brother and his wife, and her son, Jim.
She is survived by her children: Patty Moffat Harrison (Tom and Julie), Carol Gates (Jennifer and Jason), John Olsen, Jim's children (Andy and Kristin) and Harvey Hoover's children: Ronald (Scott, Kim and Jolene), Rodney (Kiendra and Koy), Victor, Merle, Marilyn (Jamie and Jeff), Kent (Neil and Ross), and her two nieces, Anne Marie Elmquist and Barbara Ellen Johnson.
Barbara will always be remembered for her generous, caring nature and her loving heart.
(Find A Grave Memotial)
||6 Nov 2010
||Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
||Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
||23 Jun 2020 |
||Walter Carsten Johnsen, b. 1899, Almira, Lincoln County, Washington, USA , d. 4 Sep 1953, Deaconess Hospital, Spokane, Lincoln, Washenton, USA (Age 54 years) |
||Alice Beulah Horton, b. 5 Oct 1895, Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa, USA , d. 16 Aug 1943, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington, USA (Age 47 years) |
||25 Nov 1920
||Newport, Pend Oreille, Washington, United States
- Newport, Pend Oreille, Washington, United States
Walter C Johnson, age, 22, occupation, lumbering, son of J C Johnson and Mable Howard, spouse, Beulah Horton, age, 25, occupation, stenogropher, daughter of A A Horton and Julia O Brownlee
Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008
||Barbara Lee Johnson Hoover , death, 6 Nov 2010|
Barbara Lee Johnson Hoover
Birth 29 Sep 1924
Almira, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
Death 6 Nov 2010 (aged 86)
Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
Spring Canyon Cemetery
Lincoln, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
Plot FA 29-4-3
Created by: Birdie "Rager" Hensley
Added: 13 Aug 2012
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