Johnora “Jo” Johnson, 94, passed away on Nov. 24, 2020 just two days shy of her 95th birthday at her home in Palouse, WA surrounded by her loving family.
Jo was born on Nov. 26, 1925 at Longview, WA to William Dean and Rachel (Pate) Capps. She attended her schooling at Winlock, WA, and graduated from the Winlock High School in 1943. She attended Washington State University from 1944 – 1948 where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She later received her teaching credentials.
She married Kenneth O. Johnson on Oct. 16, 1948 at Pullman, WA and the couple moved to Palouse, WA where the couple owned and operated the Palouse Pharmacy in 1949. They operated the store until 1984 when Kenneth retired.
Jo started to teach Kindergarten at the Palouse School in 1961, then taught first grade from 1981 to 1986 when she retired.
Mr. Johnson died in 1996 and Jo continued to make her home in Palouse.
She was a member of the P.E.O., the Xenodican Club, Delta Kappa Gamma, and the Retired Teacher’s Organization. She enjoyed traveling.
Survivors include two daughters, Deana R. McPherson, Woodland WA, and Diane M. Fernandez (Tony) Lewiston, ID, and two sons, Edward K. Johnson, Palouse, WA, and Robert L. Johnson (Cynthia) Danville, CA. Jo is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
A graveside memorial will be held at a later date.
Memorials may be given to the Palouse School A.S.B. Scholarship Fund, C/O Palouse High School, 600 E. Alder St., Palouse, WA. 99161.
Kramer Funeral Home of Palouse, Washington is caring for the family. On line condolences may be left at www.kramercares.com
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PALOUSE SCHOOL A.S.B. SCHOLARSHIP FUND
600 E. ALDER STREET, PALOUSE WA 99161