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Joyce Ellen Johnson
July 4, 1936 ~ January 1, 2017
January 9, 2017
Our beloved Wife and Mother Joyce Ellen Johnson passed away in her sleep New Years Day 2017 at her family home in Porthill. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 15, at Mt. Hall Church, with a potluck following.

Joyce was born on July 4, 1936, in Bonners Ferry to Demond and Beulah Stich Wood.

Joyce spend her childhood on her family farm in Porthill, and she attended school at Porthill and Mt. Hall schools, then later attended high school in Bonners Ferry.

Joyce meet and then married Charles Punk Johnson December 20, 1953, in Porthill. They lived for a time in the Cocoalla area, where Punk's family was from. After some years they moved back to the family farm in Porthill.

Joyce worked for years driving school bus for the Boundary County School District, and she helped Punk on the farm with the cattle, the farming, and cooking for the hay crew. In the evenings she tended bar for years and waited tables. She always had a big garden and canned every year.

She loved her flowers, she always planted lots of flowers every spring. She was a 4-H leader for many years in Boundary County. She loved to fish, pick mushrooms and huckleberries and she hunted for years. Joyce was on the Hall Mountain Auxiliary, and she also donated the property to the fire department for the new fire hall in the Porthill area.

Joyce was proceed in death by her parents, Demond And Beulah Wood.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Punk Johnson, son Donald Johnson (Jolene), and daughter Barbara (Rick) Henslee, all of Porthill. She has five grandsons and five great grand children

Bonners Ferry Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of final arrangements.