LaVonne Winifred (Donnie) Johnson: 1923-2018

May 31, 2018

LaVonne Winifred (Donnie) Johnson was born in Wenatchee, Washington, on June 28 1923. She lived in Edmonds from 2002 to 2018 and died May 15, 2018.

LaVonne was the daughter of Frank and Ruth Lakey. She moved to Asheville, North Carolina, in 1928. After moving to Lake Forest, Illinois, LaVonne moved back to Seattle, where she met her husband of 49 years, Marco Johnson.

LaVonne is survived by her five sons and their wives: Brooks and Pat, Bruce and Bonnie, Barry and MaryJane, Peter and Karen, and Marc and Karen, as well as her brother Pete Lakey (wife Steffi) and sister Alice Grogan.

Lavonne was “Nonnie’”(grandmother) to four granddaughters: Kimberly, Jessica, Leslie, and Megan. Being great-grandmother to Jakob, Lukas, Brower, Annette, Bailey and Parker brought her so much joy.

Donnie was in apparel as manager of The Casual Air at Aurora Village for 20 years.

She loved to sew, knit, cook, shop with her sister, play cards with family and friends, and fish in Alaska and Lake Chelan. Traveling was a joyous time with her family and friends and she especially enjoyed many summers at her lakeside retreat in Chelan.

LaVonne was peaceful with family by her side to her final day.


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