Clara Mildred Johnson, 97, of Baker City, died May 17, 2009, at Meadowbrook Place.

Her funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Pine Valley Presbyterian Church in Halfway. Interment will be at Pine Haven Cemetery in Halfway. Friends are invited to join the family for a reception at the Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall after the burial.

Mildred was born on June 30, 1911, in Sayre, Okla. She married Floyd Johnson at Sayre, Okla., when she was 18. They lived many places during their married life, including Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona, Harney County and Halfway in Oregon, then to Idaho and back to Oregon where they had a farm on Oregon Slope.

Mildred was a hard worker doing all kinds of jobs during the Great Depression, then being a farmer and rancher’s wife. She loved to crochet and made afghans for all of her family and most of her friends.

Mildred always raised a big garden and loved to pull weeds. She may be remembered in Halfway driving through the deep snow delivering Avon in her little black Volkswagen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd; and son, Floyd Glenn “Bud” Johnson; four brothers; and four sisters.

Survivors include her daughters, Joella Wall of Lake Oswego and Wilma Sadlowsky of Richland; grandsons, Randy Johnson, Jerry McLean, Steve McLean, Dan McLean and Stanton Wall; granddaughters, Sherri Shute and Maria Esperanza; 13 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ruby Simmons; and special friend, Betty Johnson.

The family expressed appreciation to Meadowbrook and Heart ‘n’ Home Hospice for the wonderful care that was extended and given to Mildred.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Eagle Valley Fire Protection District through Tami’s Pine Valley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 543, Halfway, OR 97834.

Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 20, 2009
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor