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    Eunice Johnson, 1922 ~ 2009

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    Eunice Johnson beloved wife, mother and friend to many, passed from this life to her heavenly home on July 21, 2009 while living in Fruita, Colo.

    Eunice was born in Woodstock, Ga. on May 26, 1922, the last of eight children. She grew up on a farm in that then-very small town, but as she approached adulthood soon learned to love the big city.

    During World War II, Eunice met a dashing lieutenant, Harold Douglas Johnson, Sr, a pilot in the Army Air Forces, while he was stationed near Atlanta, and they soon married. Eunice was able to move around the United States during the war to be near her husband during those times he was stationed in the states. After the war they moved to a suburb of Atlanta.

    Those early years together imbued Eunice and Harold with a love of traveling, and she continued traveling after his passing. She enjoyed seeing new sights and eventually found herself in Moab, after her son Mike took a job here. Her other son, Doug, came for a visit and also decided to make this his home.

    Eunice will be remembered for the southern lady that she was – a woman who wished the best for everyone, loved traveling, loved to read and loved to cook good southern foods. She was a loving and feisty woman who wanted everyone to try their best, believed in people doing their best for themselves and others, and also wanted us all to treat each other with respect.

    She is survived by her sons, Mike and Doug.

    One life lesson she taught us and that we wish to pass on is the importance of family, of finding time for one another, and even should differences among family arise, it’s important to remember that we are family and to love one another no matter what.

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