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Eunice Marie "Eunnie" Johnson

d. March 14, 2024


Eunice Marie “Eunie” Johnson
We are honoring our deeply loving and faithful mother.
Eunice was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and
sister. She was an integral part of her family. When she
was not splitting time between her sons in Alaska, she
spent the winters months traveling down south to be with
her youngest son, making sure to stop in between to
spend valuable time with her adoring sisters in
Minnesota. She was an avid New York Times Crossword
solver and quite a talented painter. Eunice enjoyed doing
jigsaw puzzles and spending time her her grandchildren.
Eunice was born and raised in St. Paul, Minnesota, where she met Grover. After
they were married she followed him to his Air Force post in Alaska. They homesteaded
there on 160 acres in Big Lake. During the summers between 1954 and
1956 she lived alone with three toddlers, in a one-room cabin, without utilities.
Grover worked at Elmendorf AFB and came home weekends and Wednesdays.
Grover was rotated to the lower 48 thru Texas where Harry was born. They
moved back to their home, Alaska and raised their children.
Once Grover retired in 1976, they spent summers in a 2-room cabin at the homestead
and traveled during the winter, a tradition she continued until she died.
Eunice's sharing of her faith was a centerpiece of later life. She devoured God's
word and prayed everyday for her family and everyone else. She made weekly
home visitations along with fellow worshipers, showing care and concern for
people with whom she maintained contact mostly by written letters. She attended
several statewide gatherings each summer and participated in Kingdom Hall in Alabama
with the same dedication.
Her sister Edna recalls: My sister was 10 years older than me, and our sister, Edith,
was 2 years older than Eunie. I remember the little house in North St. Paul and
that our Dad worked nights; we had to be quiet because he needed to sleep.
My job as a little sister was to ask Dad if I could go to the movies with my sisters,
because he rarely said no to me. It was a sad day when we moved to Arkansans.
Dad drove, beside him Mom, next Grandpa Dailey, in the back seat the dog,
Gramma Dailey, Edie, Eunie, and me laying on their feet with our 2 or 3 cats.
Eunice Marie “Eunie” Johnson
We stayed with Uncle Huck and Edie a few weeks and then moved to ORLEANS St.
That is where Eunie got a job with a book binding company, but she always made
time for us. We would walk a lot, once going to the bluffs, we swam in Phalen
Lake, went to movies; (she made me eat popcorn one kernel at a time). She would
pay me a quarter if I would iron her outfit and straighten the living room. After
Eunie graduated in 1947 from Flippen High school, Flippen, Arkansas, we all
returned to St. Paul, Minnesota.
During the early morning hours, Eunice left her frail body and became a citizen of
God's glorious kingdom. She was 94. She passed in Thomas Hospital, Fairhope,
Alabama, on Thursday, March 14, 2024.
Our mother was a blessing, and her memory will always be treasured. But now
she is living eternally with her precious Jehovah. To say she will be missed is an
understatement. Our hearts are glad that she is running and singing with her long
hair and beautiful blue eyes. We are hugging you in our souls everyday.
She is preceded in death by her husband Grover, son Robert, daughter Edith and
grandson James.
Eunice is survived by her sisters: Edith Harley and Edna Spangler; the 3 amigas.
Three sons with their families: Grover (Elaine), grandson Stephen (Hunter),
great-grandchildren Gavin, Logan, Maximus and Augustus; Robert’s daughter
Jessica; David (Judith), grandchild Skye (Eric), great-grandchildren Deah and Lucan;
Harry (Christie), grandchildren Edie, Joseph (Lynann), great-granddaughter Susan,
and grandchildren Connor and Jacob.
A Memorial Service in Celebration of Eunice’s Life will be held at 2pm, April 27th at
the Kingdom Hall of the Jehovah’s Witnesses at 1474 S Elizabeth, Wasilla, Alaska,
27409 US HWY 98
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