Evelyn “Nadene” Johnson

05/01/1934 — 10/21/2022

From Kennewick, WA

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Evelyn “Nadene” Johnson

Evelyn “Nadene” Johnson born May 1st, 1934 in Denver, Colorado. She passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on October 21, 2022 of natural causes at the Chaplaincy Hospice House in Kennewick, WA.  She was the daughter of George S. and Edna I. Stevens of Richland, WA. Nadene came to Richland in 1944 at the age of ten with her mother and brother, George B. Stevens. Her father was already here working out at Hanford when they arrived. Nadene met and married the love of her life, Melvin L. Johnson in May 24, 1952 and celebrated 59 years of marriage together.

Nadene as the name she went by graduated from Columbia High School in Richland, WA. She worked doing babysitting and a clerk in a department store in the Downtown Shopping Center in Richland and later on worked at Mayfair Grocery store in Richland as a checker and later after putting in forty years in the retail business retired from Buttrey’s Food and Drug grocery store company. She stayed busy after retirement going to luncheons with friends from school and with others from her work. She had volunteered for some years at Sunset View Elementary School in Kennewick, WA. helping children read. She also loved helping out in the Kennewick Senior Center on Auburn St. in Kennewick, WA.

As for hobbies she enjoyed working crossword puzzles and spending time with her family. She had a passion for collecting novelty collectible spoons. Some she got on vacations; some were gifts from others from their travels.

Nadene has been preceded in death by her husband, Melvin L. Johnson and an infant son, Gary D. Johnson an infant Granddaughter, Jessica N. Johnson.

Nadene is survived by daughter, Janet Johnson McCollum and two sons, Eric L. Johnson and Glenn L. Johnson. Grandchildren, Stacey (Zehm) Watts and her husband Jason, Ryan McCollum and his wife Melissa, Michael McCollum, Kimberly (McCollum) Hall, Kristen (Johnson) Reeves and her husband Nathan, Angela (Pate) Palmer and husband Dani plus three more Grandchildren and numerous Great Grandchildren.

A private, immediate family gravesite service will be held at Einan’s at Sunset Gardens on 915 Bypass Highway, Richland, Wa. on October 26, 2022.

In lieu of flowers you may donate to Genesis Care Cancer Treatment Center in Kennewick in her Memory.

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  • Thoughts and prayers to your family during this very difficult time!
    Nadene was such a sweet lady and such a great friend of my late mom Luana Portch!
    My daughter and I enjoyed visiting with her at the club 40 Friday luncheons whenever we could, which unfortunately had been some time ago.
    Heaven has another very special angel. Our deepest sympathy again to the family.

    Terri and Serena Robertson
    November 3, 2022
  • I’ve always appreciated that lady ! Never forget when Bud & Nadine showed up at my doorstep in Ohio. Memories are great

    Dave garl
    November 1, 2022
    Lorain Ohio
  • Aunt Nadene you will be missed immensely and our memories are there forever!
    We were blessed to have you as our Aunt. I’ll be waiting for the time we will be together again when the resurrection comes.
    Glory be that day!
    Tell mom hello for us and Uncle Bud is a happy Uncle to have you by his side again in heaven.
    Love love love you!

    Pam and Rex
    November 1, 2022
    Roy, Wa
  • Mom, you have fought the good fight. I will miss you. The pain is upon me in that while you are resting, I’ll be waiting for the resurrection in that glorious day of our LORD where we all can be together once again on earth [Prov. 1:8-9, 31:28-31, Deut. 5:16]. Goodbye mom. Until we meet again in the Kingdom of God [Rev. 5:10, Luke 20:36].

    October 30, 2022
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