Geraldine “Gerrie” Rae Johnson
Former Globe – Miami resident Gerrie Johnson passed away peacefully at home on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020 surrounded by family. She was 68 years old.
Geraldine was born on July 4, 1951 to Cletus Quinton and DeLores Mae (Benz) Peterson in Luvern, Minnesota. She grew up and attended school in Brandon, South Dakota where she graduated with the class of 1969. She continued her education in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and received her LPN license. She then moved to Salt Lake City, Utah with her best friend Georgia. She worked at a local hospital. In 1979 she relocated to Riverton, Wyoming where she continued her education and received her RN license while raising her four children Shannon, Toby, Ernest and DeLea. She worked at Riverton Memorial Hospital until she became a traveling nurse in 1992. Her first assignment was Globe, Ariz. She worked at Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center for 20 years. She worked in various departments and loved working with her co-workers. In 2012 she once again signed up to be a traveling nurse. This brought her to Maryvale, Tucson, Chandler and Gilbert hospitals. In 2013 she relocated to San Tan Valley, Ariz. until she passed away. In 2016 she had to retire from nursing due to many medical reasons in which she fought gallantly until her passing. She enjoyed her family, friends, the outdoors and reading.
Gerrie is survived by her children Toby Indorf of Peoria, Ernest Olmstead of Denver, Colorado and DeLea (Kenneth) Payne of San Tan Valley.
Her Siblings Verlyn (Connie) Peterson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Warren (Wendy) Peterson of Sundance, Wyoming, Kathy (Leroy) Liesinger of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Colleen Renner of Cody, Wyoming and Brenda Graves of Riverton, Wyoming.
Her Grandchildren Zachry (Rosalia), Britney (Anthony), Miranda, Alexander, Gabriella, Quinton, Jerelyn, Gracie, Leland and Lane
She had one Great Grandchild Gabriel, with one on the way.
She is also survived by many other Children and Grandchildren whom came into her life and never left.
She is proceeded in death by her Mother DeLores Peterson, Father Cletus Peterson, Grandchild Garron Baumann, Daughter Shannon Baumann, and her two closest and best friends Georgia LeFleur and Joyce Glasgow.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday Feb. 29, 2020 at Living Waters Church. 125 East Haskins Rd. Globe, Az 85501
Services will begin at 11 am and we will have a luncheon to follow.