Evelyn Johnson


Evelyn Johnson 

Evelyn Grayson Johnson passed away on Oct. 3, 2017. She was born on Aug. 7, 1926.

Better known as "Oma EJ" to family and friends, she lived 91 years on this earth before she was escorted by angels to her reward. She lived at Cottonwood Farms in a log cabin built by her son especially for her. She was attended lovingly in her home through her last years by those who loved her. 

She was married 33 years to the love of her life, Harold Johnson, until his passing in 2001. They shared many adventures and lived in Tennessee, Mississippi and Florida. She retired as a medical technologist after 30 years. She earned her master's in science and taught sixth-grade science until her retirement in Lebanon. 

She attended Tasso United Methodist Church with her best friend and neighbor, Janet Bacon, for the past 10 years and was an active member of the United Methodist Women. 

She is survived by one son, Doug Tamplin, and his wife, Evelyn O'Daniel Tamplin; one stepson, Michael Johnson, and his wife, June; one stepdaughter, Janice White; five grandchildren: Steven Tamplin (Theresa), Susan Tamplin (Charlie), Cyndi Carroll (Baron), Chad Hamby and Meagan Huebach; seven great-grandchildren: Caleb Carroll (Kate) Joshua Carroll (fiance, Kaitlyn Taylor), Tiffany Carroll, Jacob Babcock, Anna Elizabeth Babcock, Christian Tamplin and Abigail Tamplin; and five great-great-grandchildren: Mason, Olivia, Liam, Brently and Miles. 

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, at Companion Funeral Home, 2419 Georgetown Road N.W. 

A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at 11 a.m. at Tasso United Methodist Church, 1106 Tasso Lane. 

Make donations to Tasso United Methodist Church in her memory. 

Share a memory and/or your personal condolences with her family by visiting her memorial web page and guestbook at www.companionfuneals.com.


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