Paonia resident Imogene Shirley Johnson died Feb. 24, 2018, at Delta County Memorial Hospital. She was 91.
She was born on June 12, 1926, in Haxtun to Gertrude Burmood and Robert Sturges. She spent her childhood in Colorado, Nebraska, California and Oregon.
On Dec. 1, 1945, she married Robert Johnson in Reno, Nev. They had three children.
She was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in California. She enjoyed gardening and animals.
Mrs. Johnson is survived by her daughters, Pam (Dana) Peterson of Paonia and Lynn (Ernie) Bussman of Sixes, Ore.; two sisters, Anna Olds and Dolores Wells, both of California; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Johnson; son, Robert W. Johnson; three brothers; and two sisters.
Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory is handling the arrangements.
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Delta Volunteer Fire Department (DVFD) will be holding its annual fireworks show at Confluence Park on Wednesday, July 4, having received approval from Delta City Council at the council's June 5 meeting.
The DVFD has 28 volunteers and expects to have eight to 10 firefighters from Cedaredge join them this year.