Christine McDonald Johnson


(Nov. 3, 2003)

Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 7 at Smith-Olcott Funeral Chapel in Red Lodge, Mont., for Christine McDonald Johnson, 62, formerly of Powell, who died Monday, Nov. 3 at Deaconess Billings (Mont.) Clinic after a courageous battle.

She was born Dec. 11, 1940, in Bearcreek, Mont., a daughter of Alex (Eckie) and Margaret McDonald. She attended grade school in Bearcreek, Mont., and graduated from high school in Belfry in 1959.

She moved to Riverton and worked for Railsback Ford. It was there she met and married Orland Johnson. After retiring, they moved to Powell.

Survivors include her four daughters, Tammy (David) Shanks of Shepherd, Mont., Deanna (Duane) Johnson of Billings, Lori Johnson and special friend Cheryl of Billings and Linda (Ed) Johnson of Powell; two brothers, Tom (Norah) McDonald of Billings and Sandy McDonald of Billings; three sisters, Connie Bonawitz of Powell, Bonnie (Calvin) Lantz of Helena, Mont., and Shirley (Elmer) Pfeifer of Bearcreek.

Her pride and joy were her grandchildren, Justin, Heather, Misty, Savannah, Phillip, Brian, Danielle and Tina. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Burial was in the Bearcreek Cemetery.