Nancy Johnson

Died: Sun., May 27, 2018


No services to be held


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Nancy Jane (Hall) Johnson was born on January 9, 1932 in Gilroy, California to Claude and Mabel (Weichert) Hall.  She passed away on May 27, 2018. Her early years had her living with her parents and younger sister Claudia in Gilroy and then Burlingame, California.  She also spent a great deal of quality time at the family’s ranch in Morgan Hill, California.  Time at “The Ranch” continued well into her adult years with her own family.

On September 20, 1953 she married Forrest (Bill) Johnson in San Mateo, California.  The two met at San Mateo Junior College and then continued their education together at San Jose State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology.  Although she did enter the professional field pertaining to her college degree for a period of time, her main passion in life was her husband, her three children, and her grandchildren.

Daughter Kathy was born in 1955, son Forrest (Rick), Jr. was born in 1957 and son Britt was born in 1959.  She was overheard several times in her last days saying that the best part of her life was the raising of her three children and the joy that the three of them brought her.  She was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother to her family. She set the example of being selfless, warm, welcoming, and finding joy in life. Her family and friends will miss her dearly.

In the summer of 1970, Nancy and Bill and their three children moved from the Bay Area of California to the small town of Pendleton, Oregon.  Nancy resided in Pendleton until her death.  She loved the small town atmosphere of Pendleton and the natural beauty that surrounded it. 

Nancy enjoyed many hobbies in her lifetime including playing the violin, photography, swimming and painting.  She also enjoyed continuing her studies of biology, including the smallest of creatures, even bugs.  Her favorites were spiders.  Her children remember the two pet spiders that she kept in an aquarium - a Black Widow named “Button” and a Brown Recluse named “Mrs. Brown.”   This passion was not particularly shared by her children!  She was also very fond of animals, especially her little cat Figaro, who will also miss her dearly.

Nancy is survived by her husband of 65 years Bill, daughter Kathy Mulder (Tom), son Forrest (Rick), Jr.

(Denise) and son Britt (Lori).  Grandchildren Kjerstine, Forrest, Lindsey, Alex, Jason, Tysen, Trent, Matthew, Megan, Spencer and Brynn.  She is also survived by 7 great-grandchildren and her beloved sister Claudia (Ray).  She was preceded in death by her parents.

At Nancy’s request, there will be no service. The family requests keeping Nancy in your thoughts and prayers.  In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Pioneer Humane Society/Paws (pendletonpaws.com) or The American Diabetes Association (diabetes.org).   

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Cindy Overstreet
   Posted Sat June 02, 2018
My heart is heavy for your loss. I will remember Nancy for her sweetness....love and hugs to all of you. May the Lord wrap you in his arms.




Ruth Clark
   Posted Sun June 03, 2018
Dear Bill and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Nancy was such a great person, she will be missed by many. I hope the happy times you had together will help ease the pain in your hearts.

M. Jones
   Posted Mon June 04, 2018
The loss of someone dear to us can leave us devastated, whether expected or not. We can find comfort in the inspired words found at Revelation 21:4, there we see how everything causing anguish in our lives will be gone, including death. We also have the wonderful hope of seeing those we have lost in death by means of the resurrection promised by Jesus at John 5:28,29.

Terry & Cheryl Mulder & family
   Posted Sat June 09, 2018
Kathy, Tom and family
Sorry for your loss. Glad you had extra time with your Mom once tax season was over. (Wish we could be there with you)
You are in our prayers for God's comfort, wisdom & strength.
Love you,
Terry & Cheryl

Angela
   Posted Wed June 13, 2018
I just want to say that Nancy was one of my favorite customers when I worked at the casino. Nicest lady ever. I will miss her dearly.

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