Rosemary JohnsonWard, AR, 1934 - 2014
Rosemary Wood Johnson took her last big trip on October 14, 2014. She was born in Little Rock, Arkansas on August 19, 1934 to the late Don Wood and Mary Ouletta Capello. At the age of fifteen she was blessed to meet her lifelong partner, Gilbert E. "Buck" Johnson and they were married on July 14, 1950. Together with love they grew the Johnson family.
She is survived by her husband, "Buck"; children, Gilbert D. Johnson of Fayetteville, Ark., Malinda Powell of Dardanelle, Ark., Carmella Patterson of Ward, Ark., and Kirk Johnson of Clermont, Fla.; brother, Randy Wood; aunt, Peggy Wood. Over the years she became an amazing "nana" to her surviving 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Mrs. Johnson retired after many years of bookkeeping for Oaks Brothers. She spent her later years fishing, traveling, and spending time with family and lifelong friend who recently passed, Joyce Henry.
She was a parishioner at St. Jude in Jacksonville, Ark. She as well as family would like to express their appreciation to the doctors and their staff at Dr. Patel and Dr. Shaw's office, as well as the members of her swim aerobics classes at Lonoke and Cabot Community centers for their continued prayers, encouragement, and uplifting words during her extended battle with cancer. Rosemary had an amazing spirit and faith. She will be missed by many.
Visitation will be from 6-7 p.m., Rosary at 7 p.m. Wednesday October 15, 2014 at Moore's Funeral Home in Cabot. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, October 17th, 2014 at St. Jude's Catholic Church in Jacksonville.
The family asks that memorial funds be donated to Alzheimer's Association to help fund research as her surviving husband continues his battles with this disease.
Published October 15, 2014
OBITUARY SUBMITTED BY:
Cabot Funeral Home
700 North Second, Cabot, AR