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Obituary, Stephanie E. Johnson, 70


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Stephanie E. Johnson

Stephanie E. Johnson, 70, went to be with her Heavenly Father July 8, 2016, after battling Alzheimer's for eight years.

Stephanie was born in Tillamook, Oregon to Stan and Fran Smouse on January 28, 1946. Stephanie was raised in Tillamook and graduated from Tillamook High School in 1964. She attended Northwest Christian College in Eugene, Oregon for one year and Eugene Business College for one year.

While attending business college, Stephanie met her husband Terry Johnson. They were married April 8, 1967 in Tillamook. The couple moved to San Diego, California from 1967-1970 where Terry was stationed while serving our country in the Navy. They had their first child Corey Johnson on September 17, 1969. After serving four years in the military the family moved to Wrangell, Alaska where they lived from 1970 to 1986. Stephanie worked part-time during those years at the local quilt store. While living in Wrangell they had their second child daughter Holly Johnson on June 19, 1972.

In 1986 the couple moved to Salem, Oregon and in 1992 the couple made their final move and settled down in Prineville, Oregon. She retired in 2008.

She loved to quilt, sew, knit, crochet, fine needlework and to create various crafts and donated many items to charities such as the Crisis Pregnancy Resource Center and the local Hospice Auction in Prineville. Her quilting brought in various blue ribbons from the Alaskan and Oregon State fairs. Over the years Stephanie taught dozens of sewing and quilting classes.

When Stephanie wasn't sewing or spending time with her family, she was an avid reader and was a splendid cook.

Stephanie was preceded in death by her parents Stan and Fran Smouse and by her brother Stuart Smouse of Tillamook.

Stephanie is survived by her husband Terry Johnson of Prineville; son Corey Johnson, daughter- in-law Tracy Malek and granddaughter Aria Johnson of Louisville, Kentucky; daughter Holly Ptomey, son- in-law Lee Ptomey and granddaughters Gwyneth, Heather and Ilsa Ptomey of Prineville; brother Scott Smouse, sister-in-law Phyllis Smouse and niece Laura Smouse of Bellevue, Washington; brother-in-law Craig Johnson, sister-in-law Trudy Johnson and niece Angie Hamiel of Waynesville, N.C.; sister-in-law Marge Vogtsberger of Pasco, Washington; sister-in-law Cheryl Schumacher and brother-in-law Dan Schumacher of Eugene, Oregon.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Eastside Church, Prineville at a time in the near future.

In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to Eastside Foursquare Church, Prineville or Partners-in-Care, Hospice Home Health Specialists, Bend, Oregon.


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