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Obituaries for the day of August 12, 2011
LOCAL FUNERALS AND VISITATIONS
Aug. 13 — Theodore Hooey, celebration of life, 3 p.m., American Legion Post 43, La Grande
Aug. 13 — John J. Gregory, graveside, 11 a.m., Wallowa Cemetery
Aug. 13 — Henrietta H. Coe Quinn Gavin, gathering for family and friends, 11 a.m., Joseph Masonic Lodge
Aug. 20 — Robert J. Casey, celebration of life, 4 p.m., Buhler Ranch (Mt. Joseph ranch), 61968 Ski Run Rd.
Bollman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Formerly of La Grande
She was born Oct. 1, 1913, in Durante, Okla., to C.D. Fults and Mary E. Savage Fults.
She married Miles J. Wilson. Johnnie and Miles built their home in La Grande where she lived until October 2006 when she move to Richland, Wash., and then to Pasco. She said their home in La Grande was the first house to be fitted with a solar water heater in 1978 in the area.
Those who knew Johnnie say she leaves behind nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends, grandkids and great-grandkids who played very important roles in her life and she in their lives.
Her interests included gardening, sewing and crafts including wood-working. She loved spending time with her family.
She devoted much of her time and energy as a caregiver to Miles before he died in December of 1978. She volunteered at the senior center, wearing many hats and helping out where needed. She helped in the kitchen, with setting tables, in the general store, making parade ribbons and more. She was proud of being a part of “Sorghum Sqeezin’,” making sweet golden sorghum.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Miles “Slim”; son, Anthony D. Swinney “Dan”; and her six siblings.