Evelyn Lorene Johnson, 89, passed away Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at the Residency in Scottsbluff, NE. Her graveside service will be at 11am on Thursday, March 23, 2023 at Mitchell Valley Cemetery with Pastor Rick Reisig officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be established to the donor’s choice. Online memories may be shared on Evelyn’s memorial page at www.bridgmanfuneralhome.com. Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.
Evelyn was born April 24, 1933 to Carl and Anna (Svenson) Thorson at the family home in Mitchell Valley. She had many pleasant memories growing up on the family farm with older siblings Len, Florence and Tuffy. She was educated through eight grade at Springer School, District #7. She graduated from Mitchell High School in 1951 and then attended University of Northern Colorado, receiving her B.A. Degree in Education in 1960. Her teaching career spanned 40 years teaching at Prairie Center, Jay Em, WY, Yoder, WY, Billings, MT and Mitchell, NE.
Evelyn was united in marriage to Clyde Johnson on July 6, 1973 at the Federated Church in Mitchell, NE. Both Clyde and Evelyn were members of the Federated Church, both being baptized, confirmed and married by Reverend Dry. Evelyn enjoyed traveling, sewing and working on craft projects, She and her husband traveled to many countries including the Philippines, Australia, China, Norway, Denmark, Italy and Sweden.
Evelyn is survived by nephew Alan (Joyce) Thorson of Hay Springs, NE; nieces Beverly (Larry) Winchell of Lincoln, CA, Carol Hartegan of Olathe, KS, Lona Thorson of Larkspur, CO, Jeanne Berggren of Broken Bow, NE and Sally Thorson of Greeley, CO
She was preceded in death by her husband Clyde Johnson; parents Carl and Anna Thorson; brothers Carl Lennart (Lenny) and Harold (Tuffy); sister Florence Cawiezel Hickey and niece Selen Cawiezel.