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, age 86, of Greeley, Colo., died Jan. 10, 2007, at Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

She was born in Osakis, Minn., to John and Anna (Anderson) Murphy on Oct. 27, 1920. The family moved to Coteau, N.D., in 1928, where Pearl graduated from Coteau High School in 1939. She moved to Plentywood, Mont., in 1940, and there she met the love of her life, Roy, who was a dairy farmer.

Pearl married Roy S. Johnson on May 24, 1942. Together they ran Johnson Dairy, dryland farmed, and raised five children. They moved to Greeley in 1968.

Pearl worked at Bailey Manufacturing, Bonell Good Samaritan Center, and the Weld County Health Department, where she worked until she retired in 1986.

Pearl and Roy loved to travel, and made several trips to Alaska and many of the lower 48 states. She was a wonderful cook, and loved to tend flowers. There was nothing better to her than when her family got together, and when they did, there was lots of food and laughter. Pearl will be remembered for her beautiful smile and gentleness.

She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School, and belonged to the WELCA. She was also a member of the Sons of Norway, where Pearl and Roy were awarded “Vikings of the Year” at one time.

Pearl is survived by two sons: Larry and wife Diane of Anchorage, Alaska, and Dan and wife Katharine of Broomfield, Colo.; two daughters, Janet and husband Barney Cron of Flaxtun, N.D., and Virginia and husband Mike Kinney of Greeley; son-in-law Robert Pittington of Wellington, Colo.; nine grandchildren: James Cron and wife Claudia, Don Johnson and wife Karen, Bruce Johnson and wife Nancy, Terri Kinney, Tanya and husband Ken Romero, Tami and husband Michael Daskam, Bobby Pittington and wife Candice, Trevor and Grant Johnson; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Roy; a daughter, Helen Pittington; a brother, Charles Murphy, and sisters DeMarit Cleveland and Marge Welter.

A memorial service was held on Jan. 16 in Greeley. Inurnment of cremains will be at a later date in Plentywood, Mont. Memorial contributions may be sent to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1800 21st Avenue, Greeley, Colo., 80631; or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, 2726 W. 11th Street Road, Greeley, Colo., 80634.

, age 86, of Greeley, Colo., died Jan. 10, 2007, at Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

She was born in Osakis, Minn., to John and Anna (Anderson) Murphy on Oct. 27, 1920. The family moved to Coteau, N.D., in 1928, where Pearl graduated from Coteau High School in 1939. She moved to Plentywood, Mont., in 1940, and there she met the love of her life, Roy, who was a dairy farmer.

Pearl married Roy S. Johnson on May 24, 1942. Together they ran Johnson Dairy, dryland farmed, and raised five children. They moved to Greeley in 1968.

Pearl worked at Bailey Manufacturing, Bonell Good Samaritan Center, and the Weld County Health Department, where she worked until she retired in 1986.

Pearl and Roy loved to travel, and made several trips to Alaska and many of the lower 48 states. She was a wonderful cook, and loved to tend flowers. There was nothing better to her than when her family got together, and when they did, there was lots of food and laughter. Pearl will be remembered for her beautiful smile and gentleness.

She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School, and belonged to the WELCA. She was also a member of the Sons of Norway, where Pearl and Roy were awarded “Vikings of the Year” at one time.

Pearl is survived by two sons: Larry and wife Diane of Anchorage, Alaska, and Dan and wife Katharine of Broomfield, Colo.; two daughters, Janet and husband Barney Cron of Flaxtun, N.D., and Virginia and husband Mike Kinney of Greeley; son-in-law Robert Pittington of Wellington, Colo.; nine grandchildren: James Cron and wife Claudia, Don Johnson and wife Karen, Bruce Johnson and wife Nancy, Terri Kinney, Tanya and husband Ken Romero, Tami and husband Michael Daskam, Bobby Pittington and wife Candice, Trevor and Grant Johnson; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Roy; a daughter, Helen Pittington; a brother, Charles Murphy, and sisters DeMarit Cleveland and Marge Welter.

A memorial service was held on Jan. 16 in Greeley. Inurnment of cremains will be at a later date in Plentywood, Mont. Memorial contributions may be sent to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1800 21st Avenue, Greeley, Colo., 80631; or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, 2726 W. 11th Street Road, Greeley, Colo., 80634.

, age 86, of Greeley, Colo., died Jan. 10, 2007, at Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

She was born in Osakis, Minn., to John and Anna (Anderson) Murphy on Oct. 27, 1920. The family moved to Coteau, N.D., in 1928, where Pearl graduated from Coteau High School in 1939. She moved to Plentywood, Mont., in 1940, and there she met the love of her life, Roy, who was a dairy farmer.

Pearl married Roy S. Johnson on May 24, 1942. Together they ran Johnson Dairy, dryland farmed, and raised five children. They moved to Greeley in 1968.

Pearl worked at Bailey Manufacturing, Bonell Good Samaritan Center, and the Weld County Health Department, where she worked until she retired in 1986.

Pearl and Roy loved to travel, and made several trips to Alaska and many of the lower 48 states. She was a wonderful cook, and loved to tend flowers. There was nothing better to her than when her family got together, and when they did, there was lots of food and laughter. Pearl will be remembered for her beautiful smile and gentleness.

She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School, and belonged to the WELCA. She was also a member of the Sons of Norway, where Pearl and Roy were awarded “Vikings of the Year” at one time.

Pearl is survived by two sons: Larry and wife Diane of Anchorage, Alaska, and Dan and wife Katharine of Broomfield, Colo.; two daughters, Janet and husband Barney Cron of Flaxtun, N.D., and Virginia and husband Mike Kinney of Greeley; son-in-law Robert Pittington of Wellington, Colo.; nine grandchildren: James Cron and wife Claudia, Don Johnson and wife Karen, Bruce Johnson and wife Nancy, Terri Kinney, Tanya and husband Ken Romero, Tami and husband Michael Daskam, Bobby Pittington and wife Candice, Trevor and Grant Johnson; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Roy; a daughter, Helen Pittington; a brother, Charles Murphy, and sisters DeMarit Cleveland and Marge Welter.

A memorial service was held on Jan. 16 in Greeley. Inurnment of cremains will be at a later date in Plentywood, Mont. Memorial contributions may be sent to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1800 21st Avenue, Greeley, Colo., 80631; or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, 2726 W. 11th Street Road, Greeley, Colo., 80634.

, age 86, of Greeley, Colo., died Jan. 10, 2007, at Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

She was born in Osakis, Minn., to John and Anna (Anderson) Murphy on Oct. 27, 1920. The family moved to Coteau, N.D., in 1928, where Pearl graduated from Coteau High School in 1939. She moved to Plentywood, Mont., in 1940, and there she met the love of her life, Roy, who was a dairy farmer.

Pearl married Roy S. Johnson on May 24, 1942. Together they ran Johnson Dairy, dryland farmed, and raised five children. They moved to Greeley in 1968.

Pearl worked at Bailey Manufacturing, Bonell Good Samaritan Center, and the Weld County Health Department, where she worked until she retired in 1986.

Pearl and Roy loved to travel, and made several trips to Alaska and many of the lower 48 states. She was a wonderful cook, and loved to tend flowers. There was nothing better to her than when her family got together, and when they did, there was lots of food and laughter. Pearl will be remembered for her beautiful smile and gentleness.

She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School, and belonged to the WELCA. She was also a member of the Sons of Norway, where Pearl and Roy were awarded “Vikings of the Year” at one time.

Pearl is survived by two sons: Larry and wife Diane of Anchorage, Alaska, and Dan and wife Katharine of Broomfield, Colo.; two daughters, Janet and husband Barney Cron of Flaxtun, N.D., and Virginia and husband Mike Kinney of Greeley; son-in-law Robert Pittington of Wellington, Colo.; nine grandchildren: James Cron and wife Claudia, Don Johnson and wife Karen, Bruce Johnson and wife Nancy, Terri Kinney, Tanya and husband Ken Romero, Tami and husband Michael Daskam, Bobby Pittington and wife Candice, Trevor and Grant Johnson; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Roy; a daughter, Helen Pittington; a brother, Charles Murphy, and sisters DeMarit Cleveland and Marge Welter.

A memorial service was held on Jan. 16 in Greeley. Inurnment of cremains will be at a later date in Plentywood, Mont. Memorial contributions may be sent to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1800 21st Avenue, Greeley, Colo., 80631; or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, 2726 W. 11th Street Road, Greeley, Colo., 80634.

, age 86, of Greeley, Colo., died Jan. 10, 2007, at Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Unit at North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley.

She was born in Osakis, Minn., to John and Anna (Anderson) Murphy on Oct. 27, 1920. The family moved to Coteau, N.D., in 1928, where Pearl graduated from Coteau High School in 1939. She moved to Plentywood, Mont., in 1940, and there she met the love of her life, Roy, who was a dairy farmer.

Pearl married Roy S. Johnson on May 24, 1942. Together they ran Johnson Dairy, dryland farmed, and raised five children. They moved to Greeley in 1968.

Pearl worked at Bailey Manufacturing, Bonell Good Samaritan Center, and the Weld County Health Department, where she worked until she retired in 1986.

Pearl and Roy loved to travel, and made several trips to Alaska and many of the lower 48 states. She was a wonderful cook, and loved to tend flowers. There was nothing better to her than when her family got together, and when they did, there was lots of food and laughter. Pearl will be remembered for her beautiful smile and gentleness.

She was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School, and belonged to the WELCA. She was also a member of the Sons of Norway, where Pearl and Roy were awarded “Vikings of the Year” at one time.

Pearl is survived by two sons: Larry and wife Diane of Anchorage, Alaska, and Dan and wife Katharine of Broomfield, Colo.; two daughters, Janet and husband Barney Cron of Flaxtun, N.D., and Virginia and husband Mike Kinney of Greeley; son-in-law Robert Pittington of Wellington, Colo.; nine grandchildren: James Cron and wife Claudia, Don Johnson and wife Karen, Bruce Johnson and wife Nancy, Terri Kinney, Tanya and husband Ken Romero, Tami and husband Michael Daskam, Bobby Pittington and wife Candice, Trevor and Grant Johnson; and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Roy; a daughter, Helen Pittington; a brother, Charles Murphy, and sisters DeMarit Cleveland and Marge Welter.

A memorial service was held on Jan. 16 in Greeley. Inurnment of cremains will be at a later date in Plentywood, Mont. Memorial contributions may be sent to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, 1800 21st Avenue, Greeley, Colo., 80631; or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Northern Colorado, 2726 W. 11th Street Road, Greeley, Colo., 80634.


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