BEAVER CITY -- Gracie Johnson, 80, died Tuesday (July 15, 2003) at Hutchinson Hospital in Hutchinson, Kan.
She was born March 15, 1923, to Roscoe and Lois (Schillinger) Fisher in Wellington, Colo. She grew up in the Wellington area and graduated from Wellington High School with the class of 1941. Following graduation, she attended beauty school in Denver, Colo. She moved to Alma in 1950 where she worked at the "Dime Store."
On Sept. 18, 1951, she married Paul D. Johnson in Grand Island. The couple lived on the Johnson family farm Southwest of Stamford. She moved to Beaver City in 2001.
She was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Beaver City, where she was a Deaconess. She was also a member of Hope Circle at the church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Paul in 1984; one daughter, Loretta Calloway in 2002; one son, Larry; one brother, Frank Fisher; and two sisters, Henrietta and Genevieve.
Survivors include one son, Dr. Dean and wife, Janet Johnson of Columbus; three daughters, Karen and husband, Dr. James Lairmore of Hutchinson, Kan., Paula and husband, Gerald Shellenbarger of Ft. Collins, Colo., and Caroline and husband, Karl Miller of Oakton, Va.; three sisters, Elva Thompson of Cheyenne, Wyo., Gladys Nace of Wellington, and Elsie and husband, Beryl Huitt of Greeley, Colo.; 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Services are Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at First Presbyterian Church in Beaver City with the Rev. Darin Bentzinger officiating. Interment will be at Stamford Cemetery in Stamford.
Visitation is Friday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m., at Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Beaver City is in charge of the arrangements.