Joyce A. Johnson

Joyce A. Johnson, 88, of Buckley, died Feb. 25, 2017, in Puyallup.

Joyce A. Johnson, 88, of Buckley, died Feb. 25, 2017, in Puyallup.

She was born Feb. 15, 1929, in Tishamingo, Okla., to Arta and Nola Duncan. She married Howard M. “Jerry” Johnson in Seattle and they moved to Renton for a couple of years before moving to Georgetown, then to Midway/Des Moines. In 1960, they moved to Tacoma where they bought a grocery store. Eventually they settled in Kent. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, fishing and camping. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and a devout Christian.

Survivors include sons Michael Johnson (Elizabeth) of Lake Tapps and Leon Johnson (Suzie) of Enumclaw; daughter Linda Azzola (Larry) of Renton; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and eight great-stepgrandchildren.

She was preceded in death by husband Howard M. Johnson in 1996 and sisters Jean Porter and Bessie Duncan.

A celebration of life took place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11, at Swiss Park.

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