Lois Jeanne Johnson, 62, of Payson, died Nov. 22, 2002. She was born Aug. 27, 1940 in Milwaukee, Wis.
Mrs. Johnson was in real estate. She primarily was the co-founder, past-president and program director for the Rim Country Literacy Program.
Survivors include her husband, Dennis Johnson of Payson; sons, Ward Johnson in the U.S. Air Force and Darryl Johnson of Smithville, Mo.; sister, Beverly Zeman of Milwaukee, Wis.; brother, Kenneth Schultz of Adams, Wis.; and eight grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her son, Payson Police Sgt. Douglas Johnson Aug. 1, 2002.
A graveside service was held Tuesday, Nov. 26 at Mountain Meadows Memorial Park in Payson.
A memorial service was held Nov. 26 at Mount Cross Lutheran Church.
Donations can be made to RTA Hospice, 107 E. Frontier St., Payson, AZ 85541 or Rim Country Literacy Program, 809 W. Longhorn, Payson, AZ 85541.
Arrangements were handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.