(Mar. 25, 2010)
Dorothy Louise Johnson, 71, died in her home in Powell on March 25, 2010 with her beloved husband, Walter, holding her hand. Friends from church were also present.
Dorothy was born on Sept. 5, 1938, to Floyd and Faye Card in Lovell. She and her brothers, George and John, attended Lovell schools.
Dorothy moved to Powell in 1959 with her then-husband Robert Thormahlen and soon began working at the radio station where she became known as “Your Neighbor Lady.” Her pioneering spirit was demonstrated through that talk show which lasted most of the 1960s. Many people enjoyed her neighborly and witty personality.
In 1962, their daughter Rhonda was born.
Wherever Dorothy worked in Powell — from bookkeeper to bartender — she made many wonderful friends. Most recently, she worked at Aldrich Lumber Company until she could no longer work. She enjoyed working, and she loved the people she worked with. Dorothy was known for speaking from her heart with honesty, integrity and humor.
She married Walter Johnson on Feb. 26, 1983. They were devoted to each other, and Walter took wonderful and loyal care of her for the past several years.
Dorothy loved telling funny stories (often with an accent), being creative and spending time with her friends and family.
Her parents preceded her in death.
She is survived by her husband, Walter; daughter, Rhonda Duncombe (Pete) of Las Vegas, Nev.; stepdaughter, Roxanna, of Washington; stepsons, Lonney Johnson (Aletha) of Powell and Louis Johnson (Jodi) of Hesperia, Calif.; brothers, George Card (Ruth) of Missoula, Mont., John Card (Alice) of St. Mary's, W. Va.; ex-husband, Robert Thormahlen of Keenesburg, Colo.; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; seven nieces and several grand-nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at St. John's Episcopal Church on Saturday, April 17 at 2 p.m.
Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, and online condolences can be sent to the family at www.thompsonfuneral.net.
Memorials may be made to Heart Mountain Volunteer Medical Clinic.