Barbara Lee  Johnsen

Barbara Lee Johnsen

Female 1924 - 2010  (86 years)

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  • Name Barbara Lee Johnsen 
    Born 29 Sep 1924  Almira, Lincoln County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Obituary 2010  Find A Grave Memorial Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Barbara Lee Johnson Hoover
    Died Nov. 6, 2010 after losing her battle with Pancreatic Cancer. Born on September 29, 1924 in Almira, Washington to Walter C. Johnson and Alice Beulah Horton, she spent her youth there along with her younger brother Kerry Harlan Johnson. She studied violin especially enjoying classical music and helped her mother in a family grocery store.
    When she was seventeen, she moved to Coulee Dam where she held a job at the local movie theater. A year later, she married James Olsen and had four children; Jim, Patty, John, and Carol.
    A divorce from James brought her to Spokane where she made a home in Spokane Valley, went to work for Dr. Edward Saxon as a receptionist, and invited her brother, just out of the service, to live with her.
    Shortly after he married Iris Simonsen in 1958, Barbara married Harvey C. Hoover, a widower with six children. Barbara found employment in the insurance area, and she and Harvey built a home in Millwood. They spent time at their lake place at Priest, skied all of the area slopes from Mt. Hood to Red Mountain, and both became members of Millwood Presbyterian Church. After Barbara retired, she and Iris, her sister-in-law, traveled to Italy, France, Germany, and Denmark where they visited Iris' family.
    When they returned, Barbara decided to take a more active role in Harvey's business and spent the next ten years learning all about office supplies. Upon his death, Barbara moved to Kennewick to be with her son, Jim and his wife; later moved to Electric City; and finally, in September of 2009, moved to Spokane to live with her daughter, Patty Harrison. In December of that same year, her doctor diagnosed her with pancreatic cancer. She lived in the house she shared with Patty until the cancer claimed her life.
    Preceding her in death were her parents, her brother and his wife, and her son, Jim.
    She is survived by her children: Patty Moffat Harrison (Tom and Julie), Carol Gates (Jennifer and Jason), John Olsen, Jim's children (Andy and Kristin) and Harvey Hoover's children: Ronald (Scott, Kim and Jolene), Rodney (Kiendra and Koy), Victor, Merle, Marilyn (Jamie and Jeff), Kent (Neil and Ross), and her two nieces, Anne Marie Elmquist and Barbara Ellen Johnson.
    Barbara will always be remembered for her generous, caring nature and her loving heart.
    (Find A Grave Memotial) 
    Died 6 Nov 2010  Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I16480  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 

    Father Walter Carsten Johnsen,   b. 1899, Almira, Lincoln County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1953, Deaconess Hospital, Spokane, Lincoln, Washenton, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Alice Beulah Horton,   b. 5 Oct 1895, Storm Lake, Buena Vista County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1943, Deer Park, Spokane County, Washington, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1920  Newport, Pend Oreille, Washington, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Newport, Pend Oreille, Washington, United States
      Walter C Johnson, age, 22, occupation, lumbering, son of J C Johnson and Mable Howard, spouse, Beulah Horton, age, 25, occupation, stenogropher, daughter of A A Horton and Julia O Brownlee
      Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008
    Family ID F5896  Group Sheet

    Family 1 James Olsen 
    Children 
     1. Jim Olsen
     2. Patty Olsen
     3. John Olsen
     4. Carol Olsen
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F5900  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Harvey C. Hoover 
    Last Modified 23 Jun 2020 
    Family ID F5901  Group Sheet

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    Barbara Lee Johnson Hoover , death, 6 Nov 2010
    Barbara Lee Johnson Hoover , death, 6 Nov 2010
    Barbara Lee Johnson Hoover
    Birth 29 Sep 1924
    Almira, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
    Death 6 Nov 2010 (aged 86)
    Spokane, Spokane County, Washington, USA
    Burial
    Spring Canyon Cemetery
    Lincoln, Lincoln County, Washington, USA
    Plot FA 29-4-3
    Memorial
    Created by: Birdie "Rager" Hensley
    Added: 13 Aug 2012
    Find a Grave Memorial 95270365


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