Helen Patricia Johnson
Helen Patricia Johnson, 80, passed away May 23, 2012. Pat was born in Fresno, California, the only daughter of Byron and Irene Deshler.
Pat’s father was a Methodist pastor and Pat spent her childhood living in Arizona and Southern California.
She met Chuck (Charles Lindberg Johnson) of Sparta, Wis., her husband of 60 years, at a church social when Chuck was en route to Korea as a U.S. Marine.
Pat is survived by her devoted and loving husband, Chuck; five children, Philip (Daranna), Susan Campbell (John), Steven (Renee), Kevin (Nora) and Melanie Darnell (Scott); eight grandchildren; three brothers, David (Beverly), Jim (Lupe) and Tom (Lynn); and one cousin, Doug White (Elaine).
She was preceded in death by her parents and a young daughter, Mary.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 31 at Creighton United Methodist Church, 4900 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. A luncheon reception will be served.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the following charitable organizations are suggested: The American Syringomyelia and Chiari Alliance Project, Hospice of the Valley or Global Hope Network-Jesus Film Project.