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Patricia "Pat" Johnson

Patricia “Pat” Johnson, age 90, of New Rockford, ND, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford, ND.

Patricia Mae Bass, was born May 10, 1921, the daughter of Richard and Anna (Givens) Bass in New Rockford, ND. She grew up and graduated from New Rockford High School. On March 12, 1940, she was united in marriage to James “Legion Jim” F. Johnson.

She worked at Johnson Store and Coast to Coast in New Rockford for a number of years. She was an avid bowler and a huge sports fan. Pat was a route driver for Minot Daily News for 16 years and was involved with her husband in annual Christmas tree sales.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the American Legion Auxiliary.

Pat is survived by one son, Jim (Joyce) Johnson, Grand Forks, ND; three daughters, Janice Aus, St. Paul, MN, Patricia (Dave) Hilbert, New Rockford, ND, and Peggy (Orlan) Richter, Bismarck, ND; one daughter-in-law, Varene Bettesworth, Galesville, WI; 14 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jim; one son William; her parents; four brothers, Henry, James, Richard and William Bass; two sisters, Annie Bass and Gretchen Willey.

FUNERAL SERVICE: United Methodist Church, New Rockford, ND

DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, March 21, 2011 at 2:00PM

BURIAL: Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND

Posted Condolences:



Name: Faith Trudeau

Date: 3/22/2012

Message: Pat Johnson Family;

My heart aches with all of you. Patty & Peggy please find comfort knowing my Mom (Dorothy Trudeau) was there with open arms to except another angel to help pour out the rain. May God carry you all through this time in your lives. Live, Laugh, Love, & Smile :') even threw your tears. Oh how it hurts to lose your Mom! Keep her good memories alive. I pray God helps you find peace & comfort knowing Pat has reached her ultimate goal in life.


Name: Duane Schuler

Date: 3-21-2012

Message: Pat Johnson Family;
We wanted to express our deepest sympathy in the loss of your mother, Pat. She was such a great gal and a fun one at that. We used to live in New Rockford(Duane had Arlene's Beauty Salon) in the early 70's so we got to know both your mom and dad. We bowled against them, and did we ever have a great time. I know you will miss her greatly, but the wonderful memories you must have will hopefully put smiles on your faces.
Duane & Pamela Schuler


Name: Sonja Perez

Date: 3-21-12

Message: To Jan and Family,

Deepest regrets for the passing of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Sonja Perez


Name: Stan Dardis

Date: 3-20-2012

Message: Jan...So sorry to hear about your beautiful mom's passing. You and your family are in our prayers. Sending our love and a hug....Sharon and Stan Dardis


Name: Jocelyn Horning Koch

Date: 3/20/2012

Message: So sad to read abput the passing of Gramma Pat.I have so many fond memories of time spent at your home.She was a grand lady. My thoughts are with you all.


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