Margaret Jean Johnson, age 95, passed away on April 4, at her home with Kathy and Larry Nelson. She was born to Denver and Verna Figgins in Nowata, Oklahoma, the youngest of four children. She was raised in Hiwassee, Arkansas; Yakima, Washington; and Sunnyvale, California. At age 18, she eloped with Floyd Johnson prior to him leaving to serve in the Army during World War II.

During the war years she worked at Moffet Field in Mountain View, California, building gondolas for blimps. Other jobs she held included working for Fairchild SemiConductor and as a bookkeeper for a family business.

Upon Floyd’s return, they settled in the Santa Clara Valley in California where they raised three daughters, Linda Henry of Sisters; Bonnie Holland (Ron) of San Luis Obispo; and Kathy Nelson (Larry) of Sisters. She was blessed with seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

Margaret had a love of nature and crafts, and was known for her hospitality, quick wit, sewing, quilting, knitting, cooking and gardening skills. She was generous with her talents and mentored both family members and friends with her gifts.

Margaret was pre-deceased by her husband of 69 years and her brothers. A private memorial service will be held this summer in the garden of Kathy and Larry Nelson, a place she loved. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.