AKKERMAN INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Elizabeth “Beth” Johnson, of Mora, passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora. She was 95 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Hope Lutheran Church in Grasston.
VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
INTERMENT will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.
Elizabeth Marie Johnson, of Mora, Minnesota, was called Home on Tuesday, June 11, 2019. She was 95 years old.
Beth was born October 28, 1923 in Grass Lake Township, to Marguerite (McCall) and Theodore Becker. She grew up on a farm on the Snake River with her older brother Robert and younger sister Marion. Beth attended country school and later Mora High School, graduating in 1941. After graduating from high school, Beth attended St. Cloud Teacher’s College and then taught at country schools.
On June 23, 1946, Beth was united in marriage to her childhood neighbor, friend and soldier, Clifford Axel Johnson at Hillman Baptist Church. They raised three children, Gary, Lennie, and Linda. Beth continued teaching until the birth of her children, while she and husband also owned and operated the Warman Country Store. After Cliff started his carpentry business, they moved to Mora. Missing the country life, they built their family home on Mud Lake in Quamba. Cliff and Beth then opened Cliff’s Market in Grasston and purchased a home in town. Beth was employed by Land-O-Lakes, People’s Bank and Sheller Globe, where she finally retired.
Beth dedicated much of her time to Hope Lutheran Church in Grasston. She was also very active in the “goings-on” of Grasston and served as city clerk for many years. She enjoyed traveling with Cliff in their motorhome, was an avid fisherwoman, kept beautiful flower gardens, always had a craft project going and was constantly baking. Her main focus in life was her family and spent time with her children and grandchildren on a daily basis.
After the death of her husband, she moved to Park Forest in Mora and spent the last few years of her life at Eastwood Senior Living where she was treated like a queen. Beth was loved by everyone she met. She was kind-hearted, quick-witted and easy going. She was the best wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend anyone could have ever asked for.
She is survived by sons, Gary and Lennie (Shelly); daughter Linda (Terry) Pierson; sister Marion (Jarvis) Struthers; grandchildren, Gary Lee, Michelle, Dale, Kelli, Brett, Lana, Jesse, Mandy, and Amber; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Cliff, stillborn children, Mary Ann, Tom and Daniel; grandson Jack; and brother Robert.