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
Pastor Roger Bierwagen of the Parma Seventh-day
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.
family moved to the Arena
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
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.
is survived by her husband of Parma; a son and daughter-in-law, Loren and Yvonne Jurries
five grandchildren two great-grandchildren; and many nieces
Memorials may be made to the Seventh-day Adventist
Church, Parma, care of Dakan Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box 1386,
may call today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Dakan Funeral Chapel in