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Dorothy Louella Johnson, 95

| June 23, 2023 9:21 AM

Dorothy Louella Johnson, 95, beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, of Kellogg, Idaho, passed away June 19, 2023, at Silverton Health and Rehabilitation of Cascadia, Silverton, Idaho. Dorothy was born Dec. 26, 1927, in Republic, Wash., a daughter of the late John and Margie (Hartshorn) Rowley.

The family moved to the Silver Valley early in Dorothy’s life and she attended Silver King school and then graduated from Kellogg High School, Class of 1946. Later, she married Paul E. Johnson on Jan. 26, 1947, in Butte, Mont., and were married for 25 years. Paul passed away in the Sunshine Mine Fire of 1972 and Dorothy never remarried.

She enjoyed gardening and flowers, listening to music and singing along, crocheting and working puzzles. Dorothy had also authored several books about her childhood. Above all though, she doted on her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved spending any time she could with them.

In addition to her parents, and husband, Paul, Dorothy is preceded in death by nine sisters and three brothers.

Survivors include her three daughters, Paula (Ed) Bush of Kellogg, Lynnell Schonewald of Kingston, Idaho, and Julie (Jeff) Berg of Post Falls, Idaho; eight grandchildren, Scott (Michelle) Stevenson, Shawn (Erin) Stevenson, Sheldon (Wendy) Stevenson, Steven (Traci) Bush, Thomas Schonewald, Cristopher (Cera) Schonewald, Rob (Jourdyn) Berg and Kylie (Kris) Leonard; as well as numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, all whom she loved with all her heart.

At her request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Inurnment will occur at Shoshone Memorial Gardens, Pinehurst.

Memories of Dorothy and messages of condolence may be shared with her family online at www.shoshonefuneralservice.com. Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the Johnson family with arrangements.

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