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Obituary: Lucile Johnson

Mrs. Johnson

Mrs. Johnson

Lucile Johnson, 88, of Prescott, Ariz., passed away quietly at the Arizona Pioneers' Home Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007.

She was the eldest daughter of Leslie Neilson and Lucy Eagar Neilson. Born April 6, 1919, in Tempe, Ariz., Lucile grew up the daughter of a highway construction worker, miner, farmer and father with four sisters and a brother, living in towns and camps all over Arizona. She graduated from high school in 1937 after attending 31 different schools, including five different high schools, while getting her education.

In 1939 while living in Chino Valley, she met B. Lavern (Vern) Johnson at a church dance in Prescott. After a short courtship, they married in the Mesa Arizona LDS Temple April 19, 1940. Lucile was a stay-at-home mother raising six children and being active in Prescott Wards of the LDS Church. When her youngest started school in 1957, she took a temporary job with the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors. In 1965, she became the Clerk of the Board and remained in that position until her retirement in 1976. After retiring from the County, she continued her activity in the church, serving a mission in Manchester, England, with her husband, and after his death in 1988 served another mission at the LDS Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Lucile is survived by her six children, David (Marbella) Johnson of Mexico City, Carl (Jacqueline) Johnson of Paulden, Ariz., Ivan (Jennifer) of Mesa, Ariz., Dona (Clarence) Cooper of Salem, Ore., Coralee Johnson of Prescott, Ariz., and Bruce (Cynthia) Johnson of Peoria, Ariz.; sister Helen Densmore of Prescott, Ariz.; brother Tom Neilson of Camp Verde, Ariz.; 22 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

Viewing and family visitation will be 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2007, in the Ruth Street LDS Church Relief Society room, with the funeral service at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Prescott, Ariz.

Services entrusted to Hampton Funeral Home.

(Information provided by survivors.)

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