The New Era - All about Sweet Home since 1929

Jessie Marie Burnett Johnson

July 14, 1920 - June 13, 2019


July 10, 2019

Jessie Burnett Johnson, 98, of Sweet Home passed away on June 13, 2019.

She was born July 14, 1920 in Omaha, Neb. She was raised by her mother Minerva Myer and stepfather Elvin Myer.

As a child her family lived in the areas of Alpine, Cheshire, and Monroe, Oregon and grew to a total of six children. She often talked about how little money they had during the Depression years and she told of how the family even camped in the hop fields to earn money to live. Those memories of being without stayed with her all her life.

When she was 13 years old the family settled in Sweet Home.

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