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MISSION/GREELEY – Valerie Johnson of Greeley, Colorado passed away Nov. 21, 2010 at Mission Nursing Home.
Mrs. Johnson was born in Holland/Pena, Nebraska on March 27, 1915 to Harry and Grace Borgman. She married Lloyd Melvin Powell in 1935 and raised three children. In Lincoln, Nebraska she worked at Western Electric on the assembly line, then at Bryan Memorial Hospital as an LPN and last owned and managed a nursing home for five years. She moved to Greeley, Colorado in 1972 and worked at the North Colorado Medical Center. She married Ernie Johnson in 1976.
Survivors include her son, Larry Powell; daughter, Cleo Williams; stepson, Corwin Johnson; stepdaughter, Koreen Strandberg; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her daughter, Phyllis Smith, and two grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission.
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