Patricia Maxine Brown Johnson


(May 2, 2007)

Funeral services were conducted Monday, May 7 at the LDS Church on Avenue E for Pat Johnson, 78, of Powell, who died surrounded by her family on Wednesday, May 2.

She was a cancer survivor who bore with dignity a hereditary disease, Ataxia, to which she finally succumbed.

She was born July 30, 1928, to Irene and Wilfred Brown in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She spent her adolescent years in Alberta and British Columbia. She moved to Everett, Wash., where she met Carl E. Johnson, a young American who asked her to dance. They were married May 23, 1949 in Vancouver, BC, Canada. On June 2, 1961 they and their three sons were sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They lived in Everett, Wash., and Whittier, Alas., before moving to Wyoming to live in Burlington and Powell.

She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Throughout her life she served in various church callings including scouting, Relief Society and Primary president and in a stake YWMIA presidency.

Pat enjoyed dancing, bowling, gardening, playing games, crafts, and reading and telling stories to her grandchildren.

Pat’s family meant everything to her. She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, Carl Johnson of Powell, who has lovingly cared for her; three sons, Alan (Lana) of Billings, Mont. Randy (Lynette) of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and Larry (Patty) of Omaha, Nebr.; 14 grandchildren and 30 great -grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings Austin Brown (Pam) of Surrey, BC and Betty Pay of Burnaby, BC.

Thompson Funeral Home handled the arrangements. For those who wish, memorials for Ataxia research may be sent to the National Ataxia Foundation (NAF), Patricia Johnson Memorial, 2600 Fernbrook Lane, Suite 119, Minneapolis, MN 55447 attention: Julie; or a charity of choice.