Judy Johnson

Buckley resident Judy Johnson died Oct. 12, 2014, surrounded by her family. She was 72.

She was born in Kent, Wash., to James and Dorothy (Wagers) Emerson. Judy married the love of her life in high school. She was a lifelong cook, gardener, sports fan, seamstress, wife and mother who adored her 4 children, nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Judy worked for many years as a cook for the White River School District. She continued to cook at an assisted living facility in Sumner.

She was survived by daughters Chris Harper of Bonney Lake and Caren English of South Prairie; sons Pete Johnson of Olalla, Wash., and Dan Johnson of Bonney Lake; brothers Fred Emerson of Stanwood, Wash., Jim Emerson of Yuma, Ariz., and Tom Emerson of Kauai, Hawaii; and sister Claudia Arnhold of Puyallup. She was preceded in death by husband William (Bill) Johnson.

Remembrances can be made to Buckley Log Show “Busted-Up Loggers Fund” or the Buckley Food Bank.

A celebration of life is planned for 1 to 6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8, at the Buckley Hall. All may attend and share memories with her family.

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