Alberta Delene Johnson: 1933-2022


Alberta Delene Johnson February 8, 1933 to May 14, 2022, Alberta was born on February 8, 1933, in Spearville, Kansas to mother Lucinda Mathilda (Helfrich) Schultz and father Albert Harry Johnson.

Alberta graduated from Ford High School in Ford, Kansas, on May 24,1950, and entered St. Anthony Hospital School of Nursing in Dodge City, Kansas, with a full scholarship. Alberta graduated in August 1953 and passed her RN Boards in September 1953. Alberta married the love of her life, Carl Preston Johnson, on August 12, 1953, at St. John Catholic Church in Spearville, Kansas.

Carl and Alberta became the proud and loving parents of Gregory, Albert, Mark, Delene, Charles, Steven, Aaron, Matthew, and Richard. Carl and Alberta moved their new family from Kansas to California in 1967, and eventually settled in the Loleta/Fortuna area. Alberta continued her career as a Registered Nurse in the Humboldt County area at St Joseph’s Hospital, Redwood Memorial Hospital, Mad River Hospital, Granada and Seaview Skilled Nursing Facilities, and Redwood Coast Region Professional Standards Review Organization (PSRO).

Alberta is survived by her daughter Delene Baty (Steven) of San Antonia, Texas, sons Charles Johnson (Allison) of Beaverton Oregon, Steven Johnson (Eileen) of Sacramento, CA, Aaron Johnson of Loleta, California, Matthew Johnson (Jennifer) of Woodinville, Washington, and Richard Johnson (Joyce) of Carmichael, California, and grandchildren Stephanie and Colleen Johnson, Callan, Makenna, and Cameron Wenger-Johnson, Brian and James Johnson, and Patrick and Natalie Baty. Nieces and nephews include Nancy Klenke, Duane Boyd, Cliff Boyd, Lance Boyd, Rodney Johnson, Donny Thorn, Linda Thorn, Jeanine Thorn, Karla Robson, Bill Collet, and sister-in-law Ilda Fay Janzen.

Alberta is preceded in death by her loving husband Carl, her infant sons Gregory, Albert, and Mark, sisters Erma Jean (Schultz) Boyd and Linda (Schultz) Niemeyer, and her parents Albert and Lucinda.

A Rosary will be held at Goble's Fortuna Mortuary on Sunday May 22, 2022, from 6 p.m. with doors opening at 5 p.m. for visitation.The Funeral Mass will be held on Monday May 23, at 10 a.m. at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Fortuna, with internment and Final Blessing immediately to follow at St Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Loleta. Reception to follow at the River Lodge Conference Center-Coho Room, Fortuna, from noon-2 p.m.

Alberta’s family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Donald Baird, Jan Borges, Janet Anderson, Celeste Heinrich, Cindy August, Katie Todd, Maria Riddle, and Hospice of Humboldt for providing such excellent care.

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