Doris May Johnson, 88, of Eads, Colo., passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013, in Eads. She was born May 4, 1924 to Frank O. and Mabel H. (Lind) Johnson of North Platte and attended Nichols School.
Dorie was in the last graduating class at Nichols school in 1941. In 1945 she was employed by the First National Bank and worked in several departments, the last being auditor at the time of her retirement in 1987.
She was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church of North Platte, the Methodist Women''s organizations, Circle 7, and served in many volunteer capacities within the church. She was also a member and gave freely of her time in many organizations – the American Legion Auxiliary, BPO Does, Altrusa Club, the Navy Admirals of Nebraska, memorial chairman for the American Heart Association and Ladies Major Bowling Association for which she was inducted into the bowling Hall of Fame in 1997.
Many will remember Doris for her help in balancing their check books, delivering them groceries or the Upper Room, Halloween pictures of all that came trick or treating, being an avid football fan, especially the Cornhuskers, and always ready with a smile and a lending hand.
Due to health reasons, Dorie moved to Eads in 2008. She soon found herself being welcomed by the entire small community of Eads and Prairie Pines Assisted Living facility. It seemed like everybody in Eads knew Dorie and she greeted all with a smile.
Survivors are her nieces and nephews, Nancy (Bill) Cline, Rick (Barbara) Johnson, Penny Koch (Ralph), Mary Ellen (Dick) Yahn, Bruce (Barbara) Johnson, Rod (Sharon) Johnson, Beverly Johnson and Debbie (Paul) Willis. Grand nieces and nephews – Kevin Cline, Katie Johnson, Ben (Ana) Johnson, Eldon Koch, Aaron (Pamela) Koch, Mike (Sandy) McCarty, Todd (Jill) McCarty, Chris McCarty, Christopher Johnson, J D Johnson, Jennifer (Brett) Boyd, Chris Everett, Nick Everett, Molly Willis and Emmy Willis. Great-grand nieces and nephews – Madison, Cole and Easton Cline, Joaquim Johnson, Benjamin and Garrison Koch, Tate, Jenna, Braxton, Aiden, Riley Jean, Logan, Sam and Quinn McCarty, Easton Johnson, Elle Johnson, Brooklyn Boyd, Landis Everett and Taylor Sewald.
Preceding her in death were her parents, sister Arline Johnson, brothers B. Kenneth, Herbert, Paul and Harold “Bill” Johnson, sisters-in-laws Madge, Lucille, Alice and Maxine Johnson, nephew Benny Johnson and niece Elaine Koch.
A memorial has been established to the First United Methodist Church.
Services were held at the First United Methodist Church in North Platte at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 20, 2013 with burial at the North Platte Cemetery. Brown Funeral Home in Eads and Carpenter Memorial Chapel in North Platte were in charge of arrangements.