Ida Louise Johnson

October 10, 1925 - September 06, 2012

Ida Louise Johnson

October 10, 1925 - September 06, 2012


Ida Louise Johnson, age 86, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2012 in Bellingham. She was born October 10, 1925 in Eureka Township, Ward County, North Dakota to John Carl and Eva (Bowen) Lade.

She married naval aviator, Jim Andrew Johnson and they left North Dakota in 1963 with their children to live in Fort St. John, BC on a farm and Ida began working for Simpson-Sears. In the early 70s, they moved to Abbotsford, BC where Ida continued working for Sears. Later they moved to White Rock and Ida opened her home and heart as a foster mother. In the late 70s, they moved to Birch Bay, WA where they built a home together. During this time, Ida was a bookkeeper for Pt. Roberts gas station.

In 1998, Ida moved to Blaine and was very active member of Grace Lutheran Church in Blaine. She loved the Lord and made sure that all her children and grandchildren were baptized. At her apartment complex in Blaine, she became the go to person and helped everyone when needed. She was a very caring person and a friend to many.

3 years ago, Ida moved into Orchard Park Assisted Living. She tended a beautiful garden, and became good friends with both the residents and staff.

Ida was an excellent bowler and an avid crossword puzzle fan. She enjoyed playing the card game skip-bo, watching Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune and loved her gardens.

Ida was preceded in death by her 3 sisters and 4 brothers; and special friend Virgil York.

She is survived by her 5 children, Judith and her husband Byron, James and his wife Mitzi, Vicki, whose husband John died in 2007, Jerry and his wife Frances and Kevin and his wife Shirley; 11 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren, nephew (like a son) Rick and his wife Carolyn; numerous nieces and nephews, Esther Carlson, many relatives, and good friends Judy Walker, Millie and Rose Hetman. She loved being a Mom to so many. Ida was loved dearly by her family and friends, and she will be missed by all who knew her

The family is grateful to the staff at Orchard Park Assisted Living, for the loving care they provided.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20004,

A memorial service will be held Monday, September 17th, 1:00 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 702 G Street in Blaine.

Please sign the online guest book and share your thoughts and memories of Ida.

Farewell Tribute Information

Memorial Service:
Monday, September 17th at 1:00 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church
702 G Street in Blaine Donations Information

Memorial donations may be made to the American Lung Association, 1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Suite 800, Washington DC 20004,

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14 responses to Ida Louise Johnson

  1. Thank you everyone for your beautiful words of comfort. Mom’s memory will live within us all for the beautiful soul she had. Loving so many. We will miss her dearly.

  2. JoAnn Cote says:

    Ida, you were always an important part of my life. You were my sister(in-law), my mother( by default), my inspiration and most of all my friend. You will always be an important part of my life as well as my family s. God bless one and all.

  3. What a special lady! Our hearts and prayers are with all of you as you celebrate the life of your mother, grandmother, and aunt. She was a friend to many! She always making me feel like I was a part of her extended family. I shall cherish the memories of Ida of time spent and Judy’s and Annette’s homes. Love you guys, God’s Blessings and Peace to all of you.

  4. Antoniochego says:

    Echovita offers a solidarity program that gives back the funds generated to families. With heavy hearts, we announce the death of Ida Louise Johnson Blaine, Washington , born in Eureka, Kansas, who passed away on September 6, 2012 at the age of 86.

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