Dorothy Louise Newman Johnson, 82, of Seaside, died Monday, March 21, 2011, at her home with her family.

She was born Dec. 3, 1928, in Portland, to John Newman and Henrietta (Detta) Newman Nelson Otradovec. The family moved to Clatsop County when she was 6 years old.

She attended Seaside Union High School.

In 1949, she married Harold Aaron Edward Johnson in Seaside. He survives, residing in Seaside.

Mrs. Johnson was a telephone operator, homemaker and co-owner of Dynamic TV & Appliance and Cannon Beach Cable TV Co. She supported her husband in all of his endeavors.  

She was a member of the Seaside Community Board, Seaside Museum Board. She volunteered, was a Miss Oregon Pageant chaperone, served on the Seaside Parks and Recreation Department Board. She was also involved with the Jaycettes, Seaside Rotary Anns, Maple Chapter Order of Eastern Star and was a Rainbow Girls advisor. She was raised a Methodist, but later in life became a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.

Family members said she enjoyed gardening, sewing, crafts, cooking, canning, her friends, her angel collection, community service and making things for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved being with her family and serving in the community. She delighted in the beauty of nature and relished a “Sunday drive” any day of the week. She loved people and she loved life.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Ronald Edward Johnson and his wife, Samantha, of Hillsboro and Donald Aaron Johnson and his wife, Anne, of Seaside; a daughter, Linda Catherine Johnson Everett-Hill and her husband, Bryan Hill, of Hillsboro; a goddaughter, Wanda Moore and her husband, Boice R. Moore, of Seaside; 14 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 31, at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, 320 First Ave. in Seaside, followed by interment at Ocean View Cemetery in Warrenton. A reception will then be held at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District, in care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries, 220 N. Holladay Drive, Seaside, OR 

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