Ida "Tonie" Gertrude Johnson, 73, formerly of Joseph, died April 3, 2004, in a Portland hospital.

She was born Jan. 6, 1931 in Vernonia to Kenneth and Nancy (King) West.

After growing up and graduating from high school in Vernonia, she married Floyd Johnson in 1950. The couple made their home in Sandy starting in 1953 where Mrs. Johnson was a wife and mother, working in area nurseries and as a postal carrier until retiring in 1988. After her husband's death, she moved to Joseph in 1990 to be near her son and his family until 2000 when she moved to Portland to be cared for by her daughter and her family. She enjoyed spending time outdoors, hunting and doing artwork, especially with pen and ink drawings and pointillism. She also enjoyed spending time with family, doing beadwork, writing poetry, attending craft shows and going to bazaars.

Survivors include sons Alvin Johnson of Memphis, Tenn., Phillip Johnson of Drummonds, Tenn., Les Johnson of Sandy, Randy Johnson of Joseph, Patrick Johnson of Portland and Tom Johnson of Aloha; daughters Judy Drain of Portland and Claudeen Hendren of Beaverton; brothers Harry West and Sunny Johnson, both Washington state residents; a sister, Nancy Calhoon of Mulino; 24 grandchildren; and 34 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Floyd.

Funeral services were held April 7, 2004, at the Sandy Funeral Home, with burial at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham following.

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