Jean E. Johnson, 83

Print Article

Jean E. Johnson, 83, of Wallace, Idaho, passed away February 3, 2019 at the Life Care Center of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. She was born April 17, 1935 in Wallace; Jean was the daughter of Horton and Mae (Baxter) Ostrander.

Jean has lived in the Silver Valley all of her life. She attended and graduated from the Wallace High School in 1953; Jean had also attended college.

Jean married Robert “Bob” Johnson on August 4, 1954 in Wallace. Bob passed away on December 10, 2008.

Jean had first worked at the Rexall Drug Store of Wallace, which her father Horton Ostrander had owned. After her marriage to Bob Johnson, she was a bookkeeper for the family business - Bob’s Texaco Station of Wallace. Jean had also served as a bookkeeper for the Wallace Printing. Bob and Jean briefly operated the Y Tavern of Prichard and then later operated the Prichard Tavern for fifteen years, before they both retired.

Jean was a member of the Wallace Elks and the Hayden Eagles. She had also served as a Camp Fire leader.

Jean loved and enjoyed snowmobiling in her younger years, pheasant hunting with her husband Bob, playing cards and reading.

Jean is survived by three children Robie Johnson and Laura of Post Falls, Idaho, Gary Johnson of Houston, Texas and Jae Jean and Mike Achord of Silverton, Idaho; three grandchildren; one nephew Skip and Janet Ostrander; two nieces Kathy Jarvis and Debbie and Bruce Anderson. Jean was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bob and one brother Jim Ostrander.

Upon Jean’s request no services will be held.

The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Prichard/Murray Volunteer Fire Department, 21109 Coeur d’ Alene River Road Wallace, Idaho 83873.

One may sign Jean’s online guest book at

SHOSHONE FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORY KELLOGG, IDAHO is entrusted with cremation services.

Print Article

Read More Obituaries

Richard Aro “Dick” Wild, 71

August 14, 2019 at 9:40 am | Shoshone News-Press Dick peacefully slipped into the arms of Jesus, his Savior, on August 5th. He was born to Albert and Eleanor (Aro) Wild in Wallace, Idaho on January 29, 1948. In his early years, Dick’s family lived...


Read More

Herbert Rocky Travis, 70

August 13, 2019 at 1:29 pm | Shoshone News-Press Beloved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother, Herbert Rocky Travis, 70, of Osburn, Idaho, passed away August 10, 2019 at Kootenai Health of Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. He was born ...


Read More

Patrick ‘Pat’ Dean O’Brien, 77

August 08, 2019 at 11:13 am | Shoshone News-Press Patrick ‘Pat’ Dean O’Brien, 77 Patrick “Pat” Dean O’Brien, 77, of Smelterville Idaho, passed away Aug. 3, 2019, in Post Falls, Idaho. Pat was born May 24, 1942, in Santa Maria, Calif. Pat was the ...


Read More

HINSZ, ROZELLA D. “Rosie”, Age 79

August 08, 2019 at 8:24 am | Shoshone News-Press Rosie Hinsz passed away on August 4, 2019. Rosie was born in Seattle, Washington on October 13, 1939. At a very young age Rosie and her sister Carol were adopted by loving parents, L.C. and Laura ...


Read More

Contact Us

(208) 752-1120
620 E Mullan Ave.
P.O. Box 589
Osburn, Idaho 83849

©2019 Shoshone News Press Terms of Use Privacy Policy