Theresa C. Johnson

Born: Fri., Mar. 28, 1930
Died: Fri., Apr. 22, 2011

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Theresa C. Johnson - a resident of Adams, Oregon, passed away Friday evening, April 22, 2011, in a Walla Walla, Washington hospital. She was 81 years old. A Dressing Ceremony will begin at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 26th at the Burns Mortuary of Pendleton Chapel. Follow the dressing, a Washat Service will be held at 7:00 P.M. at the Agency Longhouse in Mission, OR. The Final Sunrise Service will begin at 7:00 A.M. on Wednesday, April 27th at the Agency Longhouse, with burial to follow at the Agency Cemetery in Mission. Sign the online guestbook at www.burnsmortuary.com Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Theresa was born March 28, 1930, near Adams, Oregon. She was the daughter of Thomas and Sophie Wilson Charley. As a girl she was raised in Spearfish, Washington, and then Adams, Oregon. She was an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation. She attended elementary school in Adams, OR, and later attended the Chemawa Indian Boarding School in Salem, Oregon. As a young woman she had worked the yearly harvests. Later, she had worked at commercial gillnetting, as well as seasonal fruit harvesting. She had also been employed at Smith Frozen Foods for many years. She enjoyed cooking, fishing, and spending time with her family. She is survived by four children: David Wolf of Adams, OR, Vivian Demary and Lonnie Wolf, both of Pendleton, OR, and Benjamin Paul, Jr. of Albuquerque, New Mexico, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well as nieces and nephews also survive. She was preceded in her death by her parents, her husband Henry Johnson, brothers Andy Charley and Lester Charley, sisters Eleanor Houle and Cecelia Bearchum, as well as sons and daughters, and longtime companion David Wolf.

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Colithea Strong
   Posted Tue April 26, 2011
Condolences from Me and my mother Inez Strong. Sorry we cannot be there.

Don & Louise
   Posted Tue April 26, 2011
Our deepest sympathy to each of the family members for the loss of your loved one. Our prayers and songs go out for the family now and in the future days. Walk in Beauty Don and Louise Spino-Paxton

Ron Pinkham
   Posted Thu April 28, 2011
I knew her as she took care of my Grandmother Annette and Theresa was a wonderful person who loved to laugh. I loved her dearly for her way of assisting in the Burke household. She liked to tell stories of her crazy past and her husband Henry. I knew her son David as he was a close friend to my brother Wayne and we became friends. I will miss her laughter and the manner in which she talked while she worked at the Burke home. We were honored to be friends with one another.

Susan Sheoships
   Posted Fri April 29, 2011
Condolences to the family, she was a friend to our family, specially aunt Shirley Speedis. We'll remember her longhouse days fondly

Debra M. Byrd
   Posted Sun May 08, 2011
To the family: Our condolences in your loss, may she have a beautiful journey. From your relatives in Yakama.

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