Lois Ann Johnson, aged 81, of Tioga, ND passed away Wednesday, May 16, at the Tioga Hospital with her family by her side.
Lois was born June 24, 1936 in Williston, the daughter of Robert and Rada (Beadles) Morrison. She was baptized at the Congregational Church in Williston. She was raised and educated in the Williston area graduating from Williston High School in 1954.
Lois married Harlan Johnson on March 26, 1955 in the Congregational Church in Williston while he was enlisted in the U.S. Army. This took them to Fort Bragg, North Carolina for a time before they moved back to North Dakota in 1958 to raise their children, permanently settling in Tioga in 1969.
Aside from raising her children, Lois also spent many years bookkeeping for the family business. Her hobbies over the years included camping and gardening. She was an avid bookworm with a knack for writing poetry. She was a woman of tremendous wit, and she could come at you quickly with it.
Lois loved raising her family. Even as her children left to start their own families, her home was still the desired place to gather. The house was always a busy, noisy hub filled with laughter. She wanted new babies around all the time. She delighted in every grandbaby and great grandbaby that came her way. Fortunately, she was blessed with many.
Lois is survived by her husband, Harlan Johnson; five daughters, Dixie (Lance) Enget of Bismarck, Harla (Peter) Anderson, Brenda (Curtis) Torgerson, Stacey (Steve) Iverson, Shelly Johnson, and one son, Harlan Johnson all of Tioga.
Lois is also survived by grandchildren, Ashley Iverson, Nathan Trauger, Jacey Enget, Lane Enget, Ryan Anderson, Danielle Anderson, Melissa (Pete) Peterson, Brook (Dennis) Volz, Breann (Adam) Coughlin, Brett (Danny) Alberts, Kylie (Jace) Iverson, Sydney Iverson; great-grandchildren, Peter, Cossette, and Codi Anderson, Keenen, Branssen, and Abrianna Volz, Petra, Jakob, and Axel Peterson, Noah Trauger, Elliott, Carson, and Finley Coughlin, Tucker, Jonah, and Lily Alberts, and Jax Iverson. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter Tammy Kay, grandson Cody Anderson, granddaughter Lindsay (Iverson) Trauger, son-in-law Owen Iverson, sister Mary Lou Woodhams Carr, and brother, Robert Morrison.
Her Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, Rural Ray, ND 5244 108th Ave NW, Rev. Jon Wellumson will officiate. In keeping with Lois’s wishes, cremation has taken place and interment will take place at a later date in the Beaver Creek Church Cemetery.
A complete obituary will be announced by Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home in Williston.
Friends are welcome to visit www.eversoncoughlin.com to share memories of Lois or leave condolences for her family.