Baker City, Oregon

Judy Johnson, 58, of Baker City, died at her home Saturday, May 10, 2003.

Her memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Gray’s West & Co. Pioneer Chapel, 1500 Dewey Ave. Pastor Roger Scovil of the Baker City Christian Church will officiate.
No viewing is scheduled.

Ms. Johnson was born Jan. 20, 1945 in Orofino, Idaho, to Grace and John Profitt. She graduated high school in Kalispell, Mont., and attended Baker Business College. In May, 1965, she married Don Valentine. The couple had two children, Dawn Mack and John Valentine.

She married her soul mate, Truman Johnson, on Nov. 26, 1973.

She loved fishing with Truman and had a strong compassion for the elderly, as she was a caretaker for many years. She always had open doors for any soul in need.

Her grandchildren were the love of her life.

She will be missed by all who knew her as she had a special character and wit that was very entertaining. Her constant companion was her little dog, “Baby.”

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Larry Profitt, of Libby, Mont.

Survivors include her brothers, Calvin Profitt of Alaska, David Profitt of Baker City, Loren Profitt of Baker City and Cecil Profitt of Baker City; her sisters, Debbie McCray of Baker City, Glenda Rice of Santa Claus, Ind., Ramona Cain of Bend, Peggy Cunningham of Carson, Wash., Cindy Brown of Baker City, and Tammy Urlacher of Baker City; her grandchildren, Amanda Mack of Portland, Texas, Dusty Mack of Portland, Texas, and Elizabeth Valentine of Louisville, Ky.

A reception will be held at the Eagles Lodge.

Contributions may be made to the Judy Johnson Memorial Fund in care of Gray’s West & Co., P.O. Box 726, Baker City, OR, 97814.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 16, 2003
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor