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Joan Johnson


August 27, 2013

May 21, 1942- Aug. 12, 2013

Joan Johnson, 71, died peacefully Aug. 12, 2013 after a five-year battle with dementia.

She was born May 21, 1942 in Lebanon, to Frank and Esther Brown. She grew up in Coos Bay and Sweet Home, where she met the love of her life, Larry Johnson, while working at A&W.

They married Dec. 14, 1963 at the Sweet Home United Methodist Church.

They traveled together to Europe, while Mr. Johnson was in the military. There, the first of their two daughters, Christi, was born in Germany in 1966.

They returned to the States in 1966, to Illinois, where they had Michele in...

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