Ruth Y. Johnson, 96, of Deweyville, went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 23.
She was born in Gonzales, La., Oct. 14, 1919. Ruth worked as a nurse during WWII for Dr. Jack, the first female doctor in Beaumont. After she retired, she worked for Dr. Eugene Linsey until he retired. She was a nurse for over 40 years.
She was a member of the Rebecca Lodge for many years. She went to South Park Baptist Church in Beaumont until 1976, when they moved to Deweyville. She then became a member of the First Baptist Church of Deweyville. While at First Baptist, she served as the Sunday school teacher of the youth group and later was the Sunday School teacher for the ladies her own age, they did not want her to quit.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Idell Poore and father Edward Marcus Yard; sisters, Mildred Ezell and Louise Porter; brother Walter Yard; her loving husband of 57 years, Laud Johnson; daughter, June Johnson; grandson, Kevin Wayne Johnson and granddaughter, Tina Duplantis.
She is survived by her son Edward Wiley Johnson and his wife Dixie S. Johnson; grandchildren; Amy Tunnell, David Johnson, Elaine Seymore, Amy Duke, Aaron Johnson and several great grandchildren
She was a person liked by all, never met a stranger and enjoyed being able to help so many through the years.
Services will be at 2:00 PM, Monday, June 27, at the First Baptist Church of Deweyville, with the Rev. Damon Bickham officiating. Interment will follow at King Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 PM, Sunday, June 26, at the First Baptist Church of Deweyville.