On September 1, 2013 Vicki Marie Johnson received her heavenly reward after a prolonged battle with Alzheimer’s disease. “Absent from the body, present with the Lord.”
Vicki was born to Neil and Evelyn Anderson on January 21, 1953 in Seattle, WA. She graduated with honors from Woodway High School in Edmonds in 1971, Seattle Pacific College (Magna Cum Laude) in 1975, and Seattle Bible Institute in 1976. She served with The Evangelical Alliance Mission in France, taught at Mariner High School (Mukilteo, WA), and always held various volunteer teaching and service positions. In her highly creative life she touched many lives with her kind and gentle spirit, commitment to faith and family, and many talents.
She married Erik Johnson in 1977. After their move to Ferndale in 1981 she invested her creativity into being a mother, pastor’s wife, artist, calligrapher, mentor, encourager, and speaker at women’s meetings, retreats, and seminars. Her greatest joy was her five children into whose lives she poured her energies as home educator. She also taught art and calligraphy to children and adults throughout Whatcom County. She loved gardening, singing, and hugs.
Vicki will be remembered for her generosity, caring heart, and vibrant personality. She was a woman of faith, hope, love, beauty, poise, humor, laughter, and creativity. She will be dearly missed.
She is preceded in death by her father Neil Anderson. She is survived by her husband Erik Johnson of Ferndale, daughter Emily and son-in-law Jason Ufkes of Bellingham, son Ian and daughter-in-law Tasya Johnson of Sedro-Woolley, son Alex Johnson of Kirkland, daughter Olivia and son-in-law Brandon and grandson Clive Hahnel of Bellingham, son Elliot Johnson of Bellingham, mother Evelyn Anderson of Lynnwood, brother John and sister-in-law Randi Anderson of Lynnwood, mother-in-law Dorothy Johnson of Bellingham, sister-in-law Lyn Cammarota of Florida, and many nephews, nieces, cousins, aunts, and uncles.
The family wishes to thank all the loving in-home care givers, staff at St. Joseph’s Adult Day Health, Staying Connected, medical personnel, Bellingham Health Care and Rehab, and Whatcom Hospice workers who made her final years as comfortable and supported as possible.
A memorial service will be held Thursday, September 5, 2013, 11:00 AM, at Christ The King Community Church, Bellingham, with Pastor Grant Fishbook officiating. Inurnment Enterprise Cemetery, Ferndale.
Memorial gifts can be given in Vicki’s name to Alzheimer’s Society of Washington.