1935 - 2009
Vanessa Johnson, 74, died Aug. 5, 2009 in Payson. She was born March 14, 1935 in Lander, Wyo., where she was the oldest of six children.
She was married to Loren Johnson in 1954 and they had three children. The family lived in Wyoming until 1987, moving to Arizona that same year. She became a member of Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church and began working at Walmart, retiring in 2008.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband of 56 years, Loren, two sisters, two brothers, three children, 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held at 10 a.m., Saturday Aug. 8 at Shepherd of the Pines Lutheran Church.