A memorial service will held at 1 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Clayton Community Bible Church, 4494 Carlton Ave., for Evelyn Johnson, 86, who passed away on Oct. 21 in Spokane.
Born on Jan. 31, 1925, in Brownsville, Maine, she graduated from high school at the top of her class of four students. At age 18, she went to work as a welder in the shipyards in Connecticut during World War II then to work for the Army Map Service in Washington, D.C.
When the war ended she married Roy R. Johnson. They moved to Clayton in 1956 where she raised three children. She became a cookâ€™s helper at Deer Park High School in 1964 and the head cook at Arcadia Middle School.
She became a cook at Crisis Residential Center in 1985 and retired from there in 1996.
Mrs. Johnson was a volunteer at the Adult Education Center helping foreign adult students learn to read the English language. She was recently recognized by the Washington Grange for being a 50-year member.
She was preceded in death by her son, Adelbert A. Johnson.
She is survived by one daughter, Marianna Sasser; one son, Murdock Johnson; and six grandchildren.
Hennessey-Smith Funeral Home, Spokane, will be in charge of arrangements. An online memorial is available at www.hennesseyfuneralhomes.com.