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Cherie Crystal Johnson (Zacher)

April 11, 1936 - June 21, 2014

U.S. Veteran

Memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Sweet Home VFW Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Cherie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

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Cherie Crystal Johnson, 78, of Sweet Home passed away Saturday, June 21, 2014. She was born in Oregon City to Reuben Ervin and Dorothy Lee (Starr) Zacher.

She served in the Women’s Army Corps from 1954 to 1956, and then she re-enlisted in the Army until 1959.

Cherie graduated in Vale, Oregon in June of 1954. She married while she was in the service, and they later divorced.

Cherie moved to Sweet Home in the early 60s. She then met and married Roy Lavern Johnson. Cherie and Vern spent most of the 70s in Northern Idaho to work logging for Cedar Shake Mill. They lived in Fernwood and other small communities near St. Maries, Idaho for several years. There they made and maintained several longterm friendships. They returned to Sweet Home in 1977.

Cherie was a member of the VFW. She loved painting, cooking, and sewing. She was charitable and very caring to others.

Cherie is survived by: her sister-in-law, Sharon and her husband Roger Conner of Sweet Home; half-brother, Rowell (Rowdy) and his wife Irene Dodson of Almosa, Colorado; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Roy “Vern” L. Johnson; her sister, Charmain Noyes; and her parents.

Memorial service will be at 1:00 p.m., Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Sweet Home VFW Hall. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Cherie’s name to the Alzheimer’s Association. Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.