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Carol Johnson

June 4, 1937 - March 4, 2019

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Carol Ann Johnson, 81, passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on Monday, March 4, 2019 in Sandpoint, Idaho. Private family services will be held.

Carol was born on June 4, 1937 in Scofield, UT to John and Caroline Bezyack. She graduated from East Carbon High School in 1955 and married Ervin Rasmussen in Utah in 1956. They had three children together; daughter Brenda and sons Jon and Jeff. They later divorced and she married Jim Johnson in Ogden in 1973, having one son; Jimmy.

A lover of music of all kinds, she enjoyed playing the accordion, especially polkas, piano, and singing with The Choraleers of Fairfield Ca. She also held an equal love of the arts and doing arts and crafts, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She took up drawing at an early age, along with writing poetry, oil painting, and crocheting throughout her life.  She shared her love and gift of art in the North Idaho area as a face painter for children in foster care and at numerous community events. Additionally, volunteering as one of the Friends of the Library during their local Lego competitions in Sandpoint, ID.

Carol earned her Associates degree from Solano Community College in Fairfield, CA. She then worked as a medical transcriptionist for Dr. Cedar and for the Napa State Hospital prior to retiring. In 1992 she moved to North Idaho to be closer to family, eventually settling in Sandpoint.

She is survived by her daughter Bren (Dave) Hamilton of Newport, WA; three sons Jon (Elena) Johnson of Santa Rosa, CA, Jeff (Lara) Johnson of Spring, TX, and Jimmy (Sarah) Johnson of St. Augustine, FL; one brother Robert (Babs) Bezyack of Ogden, UT; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Bill Bezyack and great grandson Ezekiel.

Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Research on her behalf.