Celebration of Life planned December 15 for Dorthy Johnson, 1930-2023

Family and friends will gather December 15 to celebrate the life of Dorthy Johnson. Here’s the remembrance being shared with the community:

Celebration of Life – Dorthy Johnson, 5/10/1930-8/15/2023

Dorthy was born May 10, 1930, in Ulen, Minnesota. Moving to Seattle as a young girl, she graduated from Lincoln High School in 1948. She married Conrad in 1956 and moved to West Seattle. She remained a West Seattle resident until 2017 when she moved to Florida after being a snowbird for several years.

Dorthy was a devoted mother to her two daughters, Ellen Marie born in 1960 and Karen Marie in 1962. She’s Grandma to three: Joseph, Ian, and Sara. She was active in PTA at Lafayette Elementary School and with Girl Scouts as a Brownie and Junior Girl Scout Leader. She enjoyed her league bowling every Wednesday for years. She was a fabulous gardener, growing fruits and vegetables, beautiful flowers, and had the greenest lawn! Cooking was another passion, sharing her baked goods, jams, and jellies with all.

She was a faithful and decades-long member of Admiral Church, where she was the financial secretary for many years.

She will be laid to rest at Forest Lawn Cemetery on December 15, 2023 at 1 PM. Afterward, a Celebration of Life will be held at Admiral Church from 2-5 PM. Family invites all to come and celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity, or hers, the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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2 Replies to "Celebration of Life planned December 15 for Dorthy Johnson, 1930-2023"

  • Kylene Ushimaru December 7, 2023 (12:31 am)

    Dorthy was amazing to know. Always giving to her Admiral Community as well as volunteering at Lafayette Elementary even after her children had grown and left the school. She was very crafty and extremely creative.  I volunteered with Dorthy for years in Girl Scouting.  Dorthy did the monthly newsletter for the West Seattle Service Unit.  I feel so blessed I had the opportunity to know Dorthy.  She had the best giggle ever!   Hugs to you Ellen and Karen.  

  • Lolly Sneed December 10, 2023 (9:03 am)

    Mrs. Johnson is one of the reasons I love camping to this day.   She lived up the street and Karen and Ellen were friends.   She was my brownie leader for many years.   All my best to the Karen and Ellen. 

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