Shirley Dell Johnson

July 14, 2009

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Shirley Johnson

Shirley Johnson

Shirley Dell Johnson, of Sammamish, died July 9, 2009, in Bellevue. She was 85.A private gathering will be held. Call Kurt Johnson at 806-8329 for details.

Shirley was born April 12, 1924, in Tacoma, the daughter of Chauncy and Hazel Lingerman. She was raised in Tacoma, after being born into a pioneer Tacoma family. She lived most of her life on Lake Sammamish, by Issaquah.

Shirley graduated from Stadium High School in Tacoma. She also earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Washington. She worked for Washington state many years until retirement.

Shirley was married to Edwin Lee Johnson for 61 years.

Shirley was a former volunteer for the local nonprofit group Friends of Youth and a member of Chi Omega Sorority, UW. In her spare time, she enjoyed charity work, aerobics, gardening, travel and pottery.

Her family remembers her as a beloved wife, mother and grandmother.

She is survived by Lee Johnson, Tamis Root-Reber, and Kurt, Amanda and Andrew Johnson.

Memorial donations can be made to Friends of Youth, Issaquah.

Arrangements are by Flintoft’s Issaquah Funeral Home.

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