Obituary of Linda JOHNSON
Linda L. JOHNSON, 72, of Wellsville, NY, died Friday, January 26, 2018 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville.
Born October 10, 1945, in Kane, PA, she was the daughter of John and Ruth Bengtson Buhl.
A graduate of Kane High School, she married Richard C. Johnson, who survives.
Linda enjoyed a full life. She was an Army wife for 20 years. This life gave her the opportunity to travel around the country. She lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Ft. Benning, Georgia (where Dan joined the family), Ft. Rucker, Alabama, Ft. Greely, Alaska (where Amy joined the family) and finally Ft. Campbell Kentucky, living in nearby Clarksville, Tennessee. After helping her husband serve his career in the service, the family moved back to Kane briefly, and then to Wellsville, NY in 1980. After moving to Wellsville, she owned and operated Linda’s Hair Fashion for many years. Linda continued to enjoy traveling. The family road trip was the annual vacation for many years. In later years she and Rich would enjoy traveling together on road trips out west, to Myrtle Beach and taking cruises to Alaska and the Caribbean. For their 50th wedding anniversary, they took the entire family on a Caribbean cruise. She also enjoyed activities closer to her home. She never missed a day of walking her dog, Piper, around the neighborhood. During the summer, she was often found at Keuka Lake, fishing with Rich or having a glass of wine on the dock. When not on the go, she could be found at home cooking for her family or knitting. The love of knitting was passed down from her mother, Ruth, keeping the family well supplied with hats and scarves. Linda was a member of Grace United Church in Wellsville.
Surviving besides her husband, Richard, are: two children, Dan (Kim) Johnson and Amy (Chad) Hunt, both of Wellsville; and four grandchildren, Luke, Skylar, Jacob and Dakota. She was predeceased by her parents.
Friends may gather for a celebration of life on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 1:00-4:00 pm at the Willing Town Hall. A private graveside service will be held in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, PA at a later date.
Memorials may be made to Grace United Church or Hart Comfort House.
Arrangements are entrusted to Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com