Charlotte Johnson passed away peacefully on April 11, 2021. She was 91.
The oldest of three children, Charlotte was born on February 7, 1930 in McMinnville, Oregon to Willard and Marcia Hall. Her father was a minister, and their family frequently moved during her childhood as a result of his work. After graduating from Whitman College with a degree in English, she married Leonard Johnson in 1952 after he proposed to her on their third date.
Charlotte and Leonard moved to Spokane in the mid-1950s where they raised their family. Once their youngest child started first grade, Charlotte returned to school at Whitworth to earn her teaching certificate, starting a career that lasted 27 years. After retiring, and following the passing of her husband, Charlotte moved to Enumclaw, Washington in 2003 to be near her family.
Charlotte loved gardening, sewing, and especially reading. She was an involved member of her church community, and volunteered extensively with Friends of the Library—work that she was deeply proud of.
Charlotte is survived by her daughters, Carol, Marilyn (Jerry), and Laura; her sister, Kathryn; and her grandchildren, Daniel, Peter, Rachel, and Sophie. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; her parents, Willard and Marcia; her sister, Beverly; and her son-in-law, Mathew.
Charlotte will be dearly missed. Due to COVID-19 restrictions her memorial service will be by invitation only. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any contributions be made to the King County Library System Foundation in her memory.
The family will be forever grateful for the incredible care and support Charlotte received from Cascade Caregivers.