Information for Lydia Rose Dixon Jurries Johnson

2 April, 1894 - 10 March, 1985

From The Idaho Press-Tribune

March, 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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Lydia Johnson

    Graveside services for Lydia Rose Jurries Johnson, 90, of Parma, who died Sunday, March 10, in a Payette nursing home of natural causes, will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Roswell Cemetery.
    Pastor Roger Bierwagen of the Parma Seventh-day Adventist Church will officiate, under the direction of Dakan Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.
    Mrs. Johnson, an early pioneer of Idaho, was born April 2, 1894, in Bismarck, N.D., to David and Minnie Dixon.  She was next to the youngest of three brothers and two sisters, all of whom died earlier.  
    The family moved to the Arena Valley area in 1902 where they were pioneer homesteaders.  As a young lady she acquired the nickname of Dixie.  She married Harry Jurries in 1915. They were married for 54 years.  They operated a variety store until 1924 when they moved to Portland where she was a practical nurse at the Shrine Hospital for five years.
    They returned to Parma in 1930 and operated the Parma Bakery and the Dixie Cafe.  Mr. Jurries died in August of 1969. She later married Charles J. Johnson in 1970.
    She was an active member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
    Her hobbies included brush painting, playing the piano and organ and playing in a music quartet at different senior citizens' centers and nursing homes.
    She is survived by her husband of Parma; a son and daughter-in-law, Loren and Yvonne Jurries of Parma, five grandchildren two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
    Memorials may be made to the Seventh-day Adventist Church, Parma, care of Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386, Caldwell 83606.
     Friends may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dakan Funeral Chapel in Parma.


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