Eunice Crisp



Eunice (Johnson) Crisp, 88, died at the Hills at Cumberland Village in Aiken, S.C., Saturday morning, April 27, 2013.

She was born May 7, 1924, in Glasgow, Mont., to Joseph and Elvina Johnson, the youngest of 10 children. She grew up on a farm north of Opheim and graduated from Opheim High School in 1942.

She moved to Seattle, Wash., and then San Francisco, Calif., after high school graduation, joining the ranks of working women across America during World War II.

She met her husband, Wayne, at a USO dance. She was a stay-at-home mother in California, where she was an active Girl Scout and PTA leader. She returned to work at the U.S. Corps of Engineers, where she retired in 1987 in Russellville, Ark. She was a very active member of the United Methodist Church in Russellville for many years, and a member of St. John’s Methodist Church in Aiken since 2008.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Wayne, in 1988; nine siblings: six brothers, Victor, Woody, Jerry, Everett, David and George Johnson, and three sisters, Hazel, Florence and Jenimae Dahl.

Survivors include four daughters, four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and many close nieces and nephews.

Funeral service were held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, at Humphrey Funeral Home with the Rev. Clefton Vaughan officiating and burial was at Rest Haven Memorial Park, all in Russellville.


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