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Submitted by: Martha Reddout

Velma Anita Johnson

Nov 9, 1922 ~ Apr 19, 2016

Velma Anita Johnson was born November 9, 1922 in Moorhead, Iowa to Christine and Jens George Johnson. She passed away April 19, 2016 at Elk City, Oklahoma at the age of 93 years, 5 months and 10 days.

Velma grew up in Moorhead, Iowa where she attended school graduating in 1940. Shortly after graduation she eloped and was married to Russell Boice Johnson April 22, 1941. After their marriage they moved throughout the United States following Russell's job with Standard Oil. In 1942 Russell's employment took him to the Lucian Islands and during this time Velma went and stayed with Russell's mother and obtained employment with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She remained in Ogden, Utah and worked at the Prisoner of War camps until Russell's return. They moved to various places until they made their home in Elk City, Oklahoma in 1948. Together Russell and Velma continued to live and raise their children in western Oklahoma and Velma helped Russell in bookkeeping with his work in the oil field. Velma was a quilter and also did some ceramics and knitting.

She is preceded in death her parents, daughter, Kim Diane Johnson 3 brothers and 5 sisters.

She is survived by her children, Kristine Bank and husband, David, Elk City, OK and Jeff Johnson and wife, Emily, Elk City, OK; 7 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

Private family services will be held at a later date.

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