On Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012, Joyce L. Johnson, left to join the other angels. She passed with all her family and loved ones around her at her Cassadaga home.
Joyce was born Sept. 21, 1931, on the family farm in Cassadaga.
She was a lifetime resident of Chautuaqua County. Joyce attended a one-room schoolhouse and graduated at the age of 16. An avid reader, Joyce was our local librarian for 20 years. She loved young people and enjoyed working with them very much. Joyce loved traveling and left her footsteps in every state in the United States, most of Canada and parts of Mexico.
Joyce L. Johnson
She loved nature and installed a reverence for it in both of her children. She especially loved her hummingbirds, orioles, swans and flowers. Joyce was an amateur archaeologist and along with her husband, spent many happy hours working on Native American sites. Looking for arrowheads became a family hobby.
Joyce was an active member of the Cassadaga Valley Kiwanis Club for many years. Along with her many Kiwanis Club activities, Joyce found time to be a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great- grandmother. She was a beloved and special person.
Joyce left behind her loving husband of 62 years, Richard K. Johnson; a son, Richard K. Johnson Jr. (April); and a daughter Kathie D. Chaffee (Bion). She is survived by her grandsons: Kenneth R. Johnson (Jason), Christopher D. Johnson, and Jonathan L. Easton (Catherine). She is also survived by her granddaughter, Shari J. Robbins (Keith); and her great-grandchildren: Brenden C. and MacKenzie N. Robbins, Chelsea M. Johnson (Renee) and Donald H. Easton. Surviving also are her brothers: Donald Bemus and Gilbert Bemus; her sister, Jean Stubbs; and many nieces and nephews.
Joyce is predeceased by her mother, Cecil Bemus and her father, Louis Bemus; and her brother, Louis Bemus. Joyce will be forever missed by her family and friends.
Friends may call Thurs-day 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the LARSON-TIMKO FUNERAL HOME, 20 Central Ave., Fredonia, where a funeral service will be held Friday morning at 10 a.m. Interment will be in the Cassadaga Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Mrs. Johnson's memory may be made to the charity of your choice.
Arrangements by David J. Dengler.