(April 8, 2004)
Paulette (Branstetter) Johnson, 61, died Thursday, April 8 at her home In Prineville, Ore., with her kids by her side. She battled cancer for two years.
No services are planned, at her request. She was born on Nov. 25, 1942, in Greybull, to Orville and Catherine (Meyers) Townsley. Her family moved her to Powell where she attended the local schools.
On May 21, 1960, she married Glenn F. Branstetter. They raised three children, then later divorced in 1981.
She later married Ron Johnson. They moved from Wyoming to Oregon where they built a home and business. Her hobbies included antique shopping, flower gardening and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Ron Johnson;, brother in-law, Rob Johnson, son in-law, Justin and his wife Stacey Johnson and granddaughter, Mara Johnson, 7, all from Prineville; daughter, Lynette and Don Norman, granddaughters, Melissa, 9, and Chelsea, 7, all of Columbia Falls, Mont.; two sons, Brandy Branstetter of Yellowstone National Park and Thomas Branstetter of Wyoming; cousin, Elaine and Dale Massing of Harlowton, Mont. She was preceded in death by her parents, Orville and Catherine Townsley; sisters, Lucil Martin, Virginia Townsley and Pauline Siebel; grandchildren, Chelsie Anne, Chase William and Sara Olivia Norman; brother in-law, James Martin and nephew, Edward Martin.
Memorials may be made to Crook County Boys & Girls Club in Prineville, Ore.