Doris May Johnson passed away on April 15, 2013, in Eads, Colorado. She was born May 4, 1924 to Frank O. and Mabel H. (Lind) Johnson of North Platte and attended Nichols School. Dorie was in the last graduating class at Nichols school in 1941. In 1945 she was employed by the First National Bank and worked in several departments, the last being auditor at the time of her retirement in 1987.
Survivors are her nieces and nephews, Nancy (Bill) Cline, Rick (Barbara) Johnson, Penny Koch (Ralph), Mary Ellen (Dick) Yahn, Bruce (Barbara) Johnson, Rod (Sharon) Johnson, Beverly Johnson and Debbie (Paul) Willis. Grand nieces and nephews – Kevin Cline, Katie Johnson, Ben (Ana) Johnson, Eldon Koch, Aaron (Pamela) Koch, Mike (Sandy) McCarty, Todd (Jill) McCarty, Chris McCarty, Christopher Johnson, J D Johnson, Jennifer (Brett) Boyd, Chris Everett, Nick Everett, Molly Willis and Emmy Willis. Great-Grand nieces and nephews – Madison, Cole & Easton Cline, Joaquim Johnson, Benjamin & Garrison Koch, Tate, Jenna, Braxton, Aiden, Riley Jean, Logan, Sam, & Quinn McCarty, Easton Johnson, Elle Johnson, Brooklyn Boyd, Landis Everett & Taylor Sewald.
Preceding her in death were her parents, sister (Arline Johnson), brothers (B. Kenneth, Herbert, Paul and Harold “Bill” Johnson), sisters-in-laws (Madge, Lucille, Alice & Maxine Johnson), nephew (Benny Johnson) and niece (Elaine Koch).
She was a life long member of the First United Methodist Church of North Platte, the Methodist Women’s organizations, Circle 7, and served in many volunteer capacities within the church. She was also a member and gave freely of her time in many organizations – the American Legion Auxiliary, BPO Does, Altrusa Club, the Navy Admirals of Nebraska, memorial chairman for the American Heart Association and Ladies Major Bowling Association for which she was inducted into the bowling Hall of Fame in 1997. Many will remember Doris for her help in balancing their check books, delivering them groceries or the Upper Room, Halloween pictures of all that came trick or treating, being an avid football fan – especially the Cornhuskers – and always ready with a smile and a lending hand.
Due to health reasons, Dorie moved to Eads, Colorado in 2008. She soon found herself being welcomed by the entire small community of Eads and Prairie Pines Assisted Living facility. It seemed like everybody in Eads knew Dorie and she greeted all with a smile.
Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in North Platte at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 with burial at the North Platte Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 19 at Carpenter Memorial Chapel. A luncheon will follow the service with location announced on Saturday. A memorial has been established to the First United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice. Brown Funeral Home in Eads and Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte are in charge of arrangements.