Barbara Johnson Obituary

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Barbara Lois Johnson

July 13, 1929 - December 4, 2013
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Barbara Lois Lone was born July 13th, 1929 on a farm in Moose Lake Township, Beltrami County, Minnesota to Esther Nyline and Magnus Lone. She was born the first of nine children and is survived by sisters JoAnn Shields, Jeanette Mischke, Marlys Grimm and brothers Arnold, David, Ronald and Larry Lone. She was preceded in death by her parents, half-sister Audrey Anderson and baby brother Sonny Boy Lone. Growing up on the farm during the depression with so very little proved to be the glue that would bind the Lone family for a lifetime. Barbara took that love of family with her when she married Conrad Carl Johnson on October 19th, 1947 in...
Barbara Lois Lone was born July 13th, 1929 on a farm in Moose Lake Township, Beltrami County, Minnesota to Esther Nyline and Magnus Lone. She was born the first of nine children and is survived by sisters JoAnn Shields, Jeanette Mischke, Marlys Grimm and brothers Arnold, David, Ronald and Larry Lone. She was preceded in death by her parents, half-sister Audrey Anderson and baby brother Sonny Boy Lone. Growing up on the farm during the depression with so very little proved to be the glue that would bind the Lone family for a lifetime.

Barbara took that love of family with her when she married Conrad Carl Johnson on October 19th, 1947 in Bagley, Minnesota. They moved to International Falls for a short time where their first child Bruce was born. When, in 1950, Conrad was called back to active duty for the Korean conflict, Barb moved back to Bemidji with her family where she worked for the highway department with her dad and raised Bruce.

Conrad returned from Korea in late 1951, and a year later the family moved to Denver, Colorado. There they had two more children Cheryl and Barry. Barbara was a loving, devoted wife and mother who worked outside the home when necessary. She and Conrad worked at the Pizza Roma for a while. She also worked for Kelly Girl where she got a permanent position with General Motors as a bookkeeper. She would later be the bookkeeper and receptionist for her sons sign company from which she retired.

Barbara lost Conrad to cancer on June 8th, 2006 after 58 years of marriage. A few months later she moved from her home of 54 years to Concordia on the Lake in Littleton where she enjoyed the last years of her life with her family and friends, both new and old.

Barbara remained very close to her three children and their spouses, Bruce and Kymbella Johnson, Cheryl and Stephen Schauer, and Barry and Jan Johnson. She was an active, playful, loving grandma to Joshua Schauer (Tracie), Courtney Bremer (Andy), Sara Ramsey (Shawn), Jonathan Schauer, Kyle Johnson (Sara) and Emily Bridges (Matt). She was also blessed to know and love her twelve great-grandchildren: Cody, Ty, Jacob, Mia and Aaliyah Schauer; Caleb, Elijah and Jadon Ramsey; Joseph and Charlotte Bremer; Pierson Bridges and Hannah Johnson. Her nieces and nephews knew her as a fun-loving aunt. She will be missed by all.

Barb would say, "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it." Psalm 118:24

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