Beverly Jayne Johnson
On Sunday, January 17, Beverly Jayne Johnson, loving mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and aunt passed away at the age of 77. Beverly was born on October 26, 1943 in West Bend, Wisconsin to Donald and Georgia (Milleson) Schultz. She married Lyle West andthey had three children, Julie, Greg and Karl. Later in life, she married her high school sweetheart, Donald Johnson, who was an amazing step-father. In her professional life she was a manager of several medical offices, a medical insurance processor, a hospital volunteer and a restaurant hostess. Bev had a passion for life! She embraced life fully and magnetically attracted friends of every stripe. She was as feisty as she was gentle, as forthright as she was tactful, as full of wonder as she was of wisdom. Bev was fiercely loyal and had a good sense of humor. She was known for her quick wit and no-nonsense approach to life, was very social and even had a drink named after her! One of her favorite hobbies was betting on the Packers vs. Bears game-especially with one friend in particular! She served as a troop leader for the Girl Scouts, enjoyed being a high school volleyball official, was a great bowler, loved hosting parties, was an excellent cook and an avid golfer. Bev was fortunate to have several groups she considered family. She loved to reminisce about her fun times with friends in Lewistown and Muskego, Wisconsin, her antics with the gang at Lake Ripley in Cambridge, Wisconsin and of course, her adventures with her Stone Creek buddies. We are comforted knowing Bev has been reunited with Don… Bev was preceded in death by her parents and spouses. She is survived by her three children, Julie (Jackie), Greg (Teresa), Karl (Kirsten), her grandsons, Nicholas (Sasha) and Tyler (LeeAnn), granddaughter Emma (Forrest), and great grandchildren Sani, Lyle, Dore, Thea and Yoshin. Other survivors include several cousins, nieces, nephews and a record number of devoted friends. A celebration of life will be held on March 20 on the patio at the Grille in Stone Creek, Ocala, Florida. More details to come soon. In lieu of flowers, Bev’s family suggests donations be made to First Tee of Central Florida at firstteecfl.org, Kimberly’s Center at kimberlyscenter.org, or Interfaith Emergency Services at iesmarion.org/donate/.