LOOMIS -- Nema Alvina (Veegert) Johnson, 87, died Tuesday (July 22, 2008), at Christian Homes in Holdrege.
She was born Sept. 28, 1920, at Beatrice and was adopted by her parents, Axel and Effie (Murphy) Veegert of Loomis.
She was confirmed at the Loomis Evangelical Free Church and received her education at Loomis, graduating from Loomis High School with the class of 1938. She then pursued higher education at Hastings College in Hastings.
She moved to Chicago, Ill., where she met Robert Wesley Johnson and on July 25, 1942, the couple was united in marriage. While Bob served his country in the South Pacific during World War II, she returned to Loomis to the Veegert family home.
She was employed by the Loomis Public School as the secretary/bookkeeper from 1956 until 1971. She then worked for the Holdrege Public Schools from 1971 until her retirement in 1985. She moved to Christian Homes in February.
She was a past member of the Methodist Church in Loomis, prior to the closing of the church where she served as the secretary/treasurer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and brother-in-law, John Howard Johnson.
Survivors include her husband, Robert of Loomis; two sons: Cliff Johnson and wife, Janelle of Trenton, and Chuck Johnson and wife, Ellen of Holdrege; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at the Evangelical Free Church in Loomis with the Revs. Tom Thompson and Robert Wigert officiating. Interment will be in the Moses Hill Cemetery in Phelps County.
Visitation is Thursday, 1-9 p.m., at Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.
A memorial has been established in her memory and will be designated at a later date.
Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com
The Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege is in charge of the arrangements.