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Neva Imogene Johnson

Neva Johnson, age 92, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2006, peacefully at her home with her loving family around her. Neva was born December 7, 1913, in Basalt, to Harry and Hattie (McDonald) Morrow. She lived in Colorado all her life. She married Keith Johnson Feb. 13, 1932, in Grand Junction. They farmed in the Rifle area for years until Keith passed away in 1992. Neva kept the family home. She was a very loving, generous, caring person. She loved her flower garden and loved to bake. She belonged to one of the extension clubs in Rifle and was an involved member of the First Christian Church. She had belonged to the Senior Writing Club and one of her greatest passions was writing Christian books and songs. Four of her books were published.She is survived by daughters Kay (Dick) Morgan of Silt and Carla (Paul) Bernklau of Rifle; son Dene (Janet) Johnson of Rifle; sister Juanita Layne of Rifle; brother Loyal (Betty) Morrow of Grand Junction; sister-in-law Marie Morrow from Boise, Idaho; 11 grandchildren, 20 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and numerous friends and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband; son Glen Johnson; brothers Dale and Lester Morrow; and sisters, Nila McKay and Arlee Morrow. A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Sept. 20, at the Rifle Funeral Home. A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. at the First Christian Church in Rifle. Pastor Dene Johnson will officiate. Interment will follow at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle.Pallbearers will be Mitch Morgan, Mike Morgan, Russ Bernklau, Randy Bernklau, Jordan Johnson, Michael Spaulding, Mark Sours, Derek VonDette and Ben VanHoose.In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Christian Church for the new organ.All arrangements are entrusted to the Rifle Funeral Home.


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