Jackie R. Johnson

Monday, January 8, 2018

Jacqueline R. Johnson

Jan. 20, 1932 - Jan. 5, 2018

CAMBRIDGE, Neb. -- Jacqueline Rae (Day) Johnson passed away Jan. 5, 2018 at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital at the age of 85.

Jackie was born to Frank Ray and Lora (Saylor) Day in Bartley, NE on Jan. 20, 1932. She attended school at Bartley and graduated with the Class of 1949. In 1942 Jackie accepted the Lord as her Savior and was baptized at the Bartley Christian Church. She transferred her membership to the Methodist Church in Cambridge in 1952.

On Feb. 3, 1952, she was united in marriage to Paul L. Johnson at the Christian Church in Bartley and to their union were born four children: Von L., Steven E., Tamara R. and Todd E. They made their home on a farm southeast of Cambridge. In 1984 Paul and Jackie moved into the Cambridge community.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Elmo Moore, Iola and Don Moore; her in-laws, Claude and Ada Johnson; brothers-in-law Paul Zabel, Gaylord Bellamy, Robert Miller, Carl Johnson, Robert Smith; sister-in-law Donna Miller; and one great-grandson Joshua Lee Cardwell.

Jackie used her God-given talent since the age of 12 to serve as pianist and organist at church and also used these talents for weddings, funerals, entertaining at the Cambridge Manor, as well as multiple other community functions. She was instrumental in organizing the Old Fashioned Saturday Night along with being a key figure in creating the Cambridge Economic Development Board. She was a member of the B Square Club, taught Sunday School and directed the Junior Choir for many years. She was passionate about being involved in service to the church and community.

Jackie is survived by her husband, Paul; sons Von (Becky), Steve (Eileen), Todd (Kristen), all of Cambridge; and daughter, Tami, of North Platte. There was always a special place in Jackie’s heart and home for her brother-in-law, Bruce Johnson. She is also survived by a niece, Loretta Carpenter; grandchildren Tara (Bill) Kampen, Kimberly (Ryan) Huxoll, Michael (Erin) Johnson, April (Jeremy) Cardwell, Jay (Jordan) Johnson, Jackson (Justina) Johnson, Sydney (Stuart) White, Isaac (Breezy) Johnson, and Sloan Johnson; great-grandchildren Olivia and Madalyn Kampen, Brecksen and Mason Cardwell, Reid Huxoll, Reeslyn and Wrigley Johnson. She is also survived by in-laws Norma Smith, Patty Johnson, Sharon Bellamy, Sondra (Bob) Foster, Judy Zabel, Phillip (Barb) Johnson, Bruce Johnson, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and their families.

Jackie’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life.

Memorials given to the family will be distributed between the Cambridge United Methodist Church and the Tri Valley Health System nursing staff that gave Jackie so much comfort and care. Donations can also be given to the charity of your choice.

Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Cambridge on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.