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Helen Patricia Johnson

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.