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Erma Victorine Johnson

February 6, 1918 ~ July 22, 2019

Erma Victorine Johnson, after spending 101 remarkable years on this planet, passed away July 22, 2019, in Creswell, Oregon.

Erma was born in Rye Valley, Oregon, on Feb. 6, 1918, as part of a large pioneer family produced by her parents Tona Justus and Mary Kimbrough Justus. She grew up with three brothers: Bud, Ben, and Alva. Her four sisters were: Alta, Hazel, Babe and Bessie. Her parents and all her siblings preceded her in death.

Erma attended school in a one-room schoolhouse in Rye Valley and rode her horse to school each day. She often mentioned how exciting it was when the first radio came to Rye Valley, and that they would travel to the neighbor’s house to hear this new . . .