Rosemary Johnson

rosemary johnson

Rosemary Jean Johnson, 77, of Moorhead passed away January 3, 2014 at Essentia Health, Fargo ND.  She was surrounded by her family whom she loved.

Rosemary was born June 29, 1936 in Devils Lake, ND to Selmer and Hazel Severinson.  She attended school in Aneta, Minnewaukan, Devils Lake and Jamestown, ND.  She graduated from Jamestown High School.  During high school, she met Arlow Johnson who became her husband on July 17, 1955.  They farmed near Kulm, ND until 1961, at which time they moved to Lead, SD.  In 1964, they moved to a farm near Rothsay, MN where she lived until 2000 when she moved to Moorhead, MN.

She was a member of Pelican Rapids Assembly of God during their time in Rothsay.  She played piano and was a Sunday school teacher.  She worked at Boe’s Bakery, Pelican Rapids from 1988 to 1989.  After her husband’s death she moved to Moorhead, MN.  She became a member of River Valley Church.  She volunteered at the Moorhead Thrift Store from 2000-2010.  Rosemary moved into the Fairmont Assisted Living Center in Moorhead in 2010.  She enjoyed her time there and made many friends that she cherished.  She was active in all the events there and loved to play games.  Rosemary was known as the Wii bowling queen.

Rosemary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.  She loved to quilt and crochet.  Many of her family members were recipients of these gifts of love.  She was also an avid MN Twins fan.  Rosemary loved her family and never missed a family event.

She is survived by her children Roger (Kathy) Johnson, Dent MN, Gary (Kari) Johnson, Rothsay, MN, Carol (Rick) Frovarp, Moorhead, MN, Diane (Paul) Miller, Oklahoma City, OK , Lynette Johnson, Fargo, ND, and “adopted daughter” Sandy Sims, Fargo, ND; 10 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; sister Wilma Johnson, Alexandria, MN, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arlow Johnson, parents Selmer and Hazel Severinson , a brother Veryl Severinson.

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  1. Pat and I offer our sympathy to your family. Your mother was always a huge supporter of education and loved seeing you children do so well. I am sure Rosemary never missed an event, and always with a smile on her face. May your many wonderful memories bring you comfort.
    God bless you all.
    Susan Ward

  2. pelican mnSorry to see her pass.
    heaven is a better home.
    she was a wonderfull woman. we had lots of good times, fellowship and relationship. the lord was really expressed in love through the whole family

    best wishes, thoughts, and love ,and prayer for the whole family…

  3. Bismarck ND
    Each of you who loved your Mom, Mother in Law and Grandmother will be in our thoughts and prayers as you mourn Rosemarys passing. May our Lords promise that he will never leave you or forsake you be evident during this time.
    Our sincere sympathy.
    Frank and Joni

  4. Fargo ND
    Thoughts and prayers to all of Rosemary ‘s family…I had the pleasure of getting to know her and how wonderful she is and she will really be missed.
    Tammy Larson

  5. Slayton Minnesota
    The Jamestown ND
    High School class of 1954 is saddened to hear of the loss of our dear classmate, Rosemary, and sends our deepest sympathies to her loving family. Blest be her memory.

  6. Fargo ND
    We always enjoyed seeing Rosemary’s smiling face in church and when the ladies would go caroling seeing her at the Fairmont. We will miss seeing her in church. She was so faithful! God b less the family and be comforted that she is enjoying heaven,

  7. Grand Prairie TXOur deepest condolences goes out to the family during this difficult time. It was our pleasure to know Rosemary, she was a wonderful and caring person. May she rest in peace.

  8. Moorhead MN
    Carol, Rick, Andrew, Austin and family. My heart goes out to all of you as you celebrate the life of Rosemary. She was a wonderful woman, welcoming and friendly to all. Hugs to you all. Dina

  9. Barnesville MN
    I am sorry for your loss. Hold her smile in your pocket, and her love in your heart. Treasure the memories and share her stories. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

    Chris Thysell

  10. Barnesville MN
    I am sorry for your loss. Hold her smile in your pocket, and her love in your heart. Treasure the memories and share her stories. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

    Chris Thysell

  11. Vergas MN
    . I am saddened to read that Rosemary has passed away. She was a very special lady. I have many fond memories of working with her at the bakery in Pelican Rapids. She was so proud of her family and spoke often about each of you. God Bless you.
    Darlene Pixley

  12. Hatton ND
    My deepest sympathy goes out to Rosemary’s family. What a wonderful person she was. I am going to miss our long telephone calls that we had so often. Rosemary will be missed by all. You are all in my thoughts and prayers!!

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