Sept. 4, 1918-Sept. 6, 2004
HOLDREGE -- Evelyn L. Johnson, 86, died Monday (Sept. 6, 2004) at the Phelps County Health Center.
She was born Sept. 4, 1918, north of Holbrook, to Earnest and Augusta (Huxsol) Cline. She attended country school. She was employed in her early years with Dr. Minnick to manage his hospital then by Jake Kranniger at the Midget Cafe from 1933-1941. During this time she also worked at the Luther Bowling Alley. She also ran a gas station, but due to gas rationing during World War II the station closed.
She was employed with the air base in McCook as a parts technician for the B-29. Her final employment was with the Headquarters Air Reserve Record Center as branch chief supervisor of administrative services in Denver. She retired after 19 years, due to health complications. She received many awards for her job performance.
On May 10, 1964, she married Milton R. "Bob" Johnson. The couple lived in Denver until retiring to Holbrook in 1980.
She was active in the Toastmaster's International in Denver and was on the Governor's Speakers Board. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary of Holbrook.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Bob of Holbrook.
Services are Friday, 10 a.m., at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary in Cambridge with the Rev. Milton Jones officiating. Interment will be in Holbrook Cemetery.
Memorials may be given in her name for the Salvation Army and left at the funeral home.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of the arrangements.