Allison Duncombe Johnson, 77, of Baker City, died Dec. 2, 2005, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.
Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St. Bishop David Richards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will conduct. Private interment will be at Mount Hope Cemetery. Visitations will be from noon to 7 o’clock tonight at the funeral home.
Allison was born on Sept. 26, 1928, at Salt Lake City to Henry Duncombe and Cornelia Elsie Barnes. She worked her way through high school as a clerk for Woolworth’s, for Grant’s and for Montgomery Ward, then, in her senior year, as an elevator operator in the Belvedere Hotel. She graduated from high school at Salt Lake City at the age of 16, then got a work permit so she could work at the telephone company.
Allison married Clifford Leonard Johnson on Oct. 11, 1947, at Salt Lake City. They lived at Salt Lake City until 1949 when they relocated to Baker City, where Cliff worked for a lumber mill and Allison worked for Pacific Northwest Bell for many years.
When the telephone company closed its Baker City branch, Allison went to work for several doctors and then later worked for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital as a transcriptionist.
She enjoyed embroidery, fishing, camping and singing in the church choir. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include her four children, Steven Charles Johnson of Harrisburg, Diana Kay Bond of Baker City, Elizabeth Ann Fickenwirth of Lewiston, Idaho, and Larry Dale Johnson of Baker City; two stepdaughters, Arlene LaNore Hayes of Olympia, Wash., and Janice LaRae Petrovich of Rancho Mirage, Calif.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two half-brothers, Harry Leslie Lane and Alfred Barnes Lane; and one half-sister, Dorothy Elsie Lane Johnson.
Memorial contributions may be made to Pathway Hospice through Coles Funeral Home, 1950 Place St., Baker City, OR 97814.
Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 9, 2005
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor