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Marilyn J. Johnson

Feb 20, 2021

Feb. 17, 1936 – Feb. 8, 2021

Marilyn J. Johnson, age

84, resident of Mesa, AZ,

died Monday, February 8,


Marilyn Joyce McIntyre

was born February 17,

1936 in Rolette, ND, the

daughter of Gordon and

Beatrice (Boucher) McIn-

tyre. She was raised on a

farm with her two broth-

ers in Churchs Ferry, ND.

She was a graduate of

UND and began her career

as a Registered Nurse. As

a nurse she worked in

many settings including

hospitals, hospice, home

help, and retired after

many years of service at

Crosby Good Samaritan

Center. Marilyn married

James E. Johnson on June

21, 1959 in Leeds, ND.

They had lived in

Churchs Ferry, Rugby,

and Crosby, ND. They

loved to travel, having

visited all 50 states and

several countries. Mari-

lyn was legendary with

packing a car for camping

trips and road trips to

visit family. There wasn’t

a point of interest sign or

a casino she allowed Jim

to pass in the car. The

tradition of overpacking,

gambling, and exploring

continues with her family.

Marilyn had been a com-

mitted Girl Scout Leader

and was proud to have

visited 3 of their World

Centers in Mexico, Eng-

land, and the Swiss

Chalet in Switzerland.

She was also a member of

First Lutheran Church at

Rugby, the Order of the

Eastern Star, the Ameri-

can Legion Auxiliary, the

Eagles Auxiliary, and Rug-

by Senior Citizens. She

enjoyed spending her

time on the computer,

reading romance books,

and card games, especial-

ly Bridge. She loved

music & dance and at-

tending plays and con-

certs. In the last 10 years

she took great pleasure

taking various family

members to Ireland to

share her favorite places

and experiences there.

Despite her dislike of

steps, she completed a lot

of them in her 80’s explor-

ing castles, towers,

churches, and old cobble-

stone steps in France, Ire-

land, Wales & Scotland.

Marilyn is survived by

3 children, James H. (Ter-

ri) Johnson of Albu-

querque, NM, Jonell Hop-

kins of Pink Hill, NC, and

Maureen (Kevin) Mullen

of Cork, Ireland; grand-

daughter, Shantel Padilla

and her children, Andrea,

Ariel & Alano; grand-

daughter, Randi (John)

Walker and their children,

McKayla, Angelina, Bray-

den, Jayden, Mackenzie,

Maci, Levi & John Keith;

granddaughter, Jordan

Johnson and her children,

Jared & Elijah; grandson,

Clayton Giampaolo, Ra-

chel Mullen and her son

Leon; 2 brothers, Donald

(Joann) McIntyre of

Surprise, AZ and Larry

(Faye) McIntyre of Devils

Lake, ND; sisters-in-law,

Della Sundeen of Lakota,

ND and Bernice Johnson

of Grand Forks, ND;

several nieces, nephews,

and cousins; and a special

Samoan daughter, Kumah

Sacotte (Jason) and her

sons, Mason & Miles.

She was preceded in

death by her husband,

James E. Johnson; son,

Keith E. Johnson;

brothers-in-law, Kenneth

Johnson, Peter Johnson,

Harlan Johnson, and Lyle

Sundeen; son-in-law,

Shawn Hopkins; and

niece, LeeAnn Sundeen.

A Memorial Service

will be held at the Aaker

Funeral Home of Lakota,

ND, in July 2022 at a date

and time to be an-

nounced. Interment will

be in the Hoff Cemetery,

rural Brocket, ND.

Arrangements with the

Aaker Funeral Home of

Lakota, ND



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