Betty Mae Johnson, 87, went to join her husband Tom and her Lord and Savior on Sunday July 24e2022.
Betty was born on December 17e, 1934, in Sioux Falls, SD to Vern and Bernice Stoner. Betty is the eldest of 3 siblings. She has 2 younger brothers, Delbert (Orinne) Stoner and Bob (Jean) Stoner. She graduated from Fairmont High School in 1953. Fairmont High School is also where she met Tom, her husband. They got married shortly after graduating from high school and later celebrated their 65th birthday.e wedding anniversary.
Betty and Tom moved to Jackson in the mid-60s where she supported Tom in the Culligan business for over 40 years. She also held different jobs, ranging from accountant to librarian, while raising 4 children. She was very active in the First Baptist Church and the Jackson Golf Club and played cards and games with friends.
Betty was very devoted to her family. She was a big advocate for large extended family gatherings. She was still planning the next big family reunion. That seemed to be what made Betty the happiest when her whole family was in one place and taking lots of pictures.
Once Betty and Tom retired, they spent their winters at Trophy Gardens in Alamo, TX. There they met more lifelong friends. In 2012, they moved from Jackson to Apple Valley, MN, where they lived in a seniors’ apartment complex called the Timbers. Betty continued to live there, independently, after Toms died in 2019 until May 2022.
Betty was pursued in death by her husband Tom Johnson. She is survived by her four children: Rick (Amm) Johnson, Linda (David) Shay, Cheryl (Barry) Jass; Anne (Randy) Jonah. She also leaves to mourn her 2 brothers, Delbert (Orinne) Stoner and Bob (Jean) Stoner. They were blessed with 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, a large extended family and many, many friends.
Betty lived a very long and fulfilling life. She will long be remembered by her family and many great friends.
The celebration of life will take place on August 3rd at Berean Baptist Church, 309 County Rd 42, Burnsville, MN. Visits will begin at 10 a.m. and service will begin at 11 a.m. Lunch to follow at the church. There will be a private interment for the family after lunch at Lebanon Cemetery, Apple Valley, MN.
Memoirs can be sent to the Alzheimer’s Association at act.alz.org.donate.