OBITUARY: Dorothy June Irvine Johnson
October 4, 2011
Dorothy I. Johnson passed away at her home on September 15, 2011. She was born on the family farm July 17, 1927 to George and Grace Irvine of St. Paul, Nebraska. She graduated from St. Paul High School in 1945. Dorothy moved to Grand Island, Nebraska where she met and married “the love of her life” Harvey A. Johnson. During their life together they made homes in Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, California; Dannebrog, Grand Island, and Lincoln, Nebraska and Carson City,
Nevada. When Harvey passed away in 2003 Dorothy moved to Gardnerville, Nevada.
Dorothy worked for many years in telecommunications at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, where she retired in 1988. Both Harvey and Dorothy were avid Nebraska Huskers football fans and attended many games. After moving to Nevada they enjoyed being involved with the Northern Nevada Nebraska Football Fan Club. Dorothy was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and belonged to Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She enjoyed the zone rallies and retreats. She also belonged to Red Hats.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, sister Ellen Beberniss, and brother Bill Irvine. She is survived by her four children, Jan Lemburg (Lanny) Minden, Crisy Wright (Dave) Zephyr Cove, Retta Hall (Steve) Zephyr Cove, and Jim Johnson of Minden, six grandchildren Chad Lemburg (Colette) Shepherd, Montana, Shell Lemburg Minden, Karen Givich Zephyr Cove, Casey Wright Zephyr Cove, Shauna and Tanya Johnson of Carson City, and four great grandchildren, Dalton, Lauren, Kylie and
Dorothy had a quick smile and a natural sunny, cheerful disposition and she made life pleasant for her family and everyone with whom she came in contact. She will be greatly missed.
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A Memorial Service and reception will be held on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at
11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1480 Douglas Ave., Gardnerville, Nevada 89410.
Memorials in her name can be made to Trinity’s Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.