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Roseanna Mae Gaylord Johnson

Thursday, July 4, 2019
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It is with great sadness we announce that Roseanna Mae Gaylord Johnson, born May 19, 1928, in Shoshoni, Wyoming, passed from her life here on Earth Tuesday night, Dec. 4, 2018, at about 9:30 p.m. in San Antonio, Texas. The very best mother, grandma and friend in the whole world is flying free from dementia, whole and happy with her Lord and Savior. We thank God for His great love and mercy.

Roseanna brought such amazing laughter, life, fun, devotion and unending, amazing love to her whole family: son Dana Johnson of Del City, Oklahoma and her daughter Janet Johnson O’Day (Mike) of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas. The pride and joy of her life were three granddaughters, Kristy Johnson Moss (Jim) of Almaty, Kazakhstan, Lindsay O’Day of Boerne, Texas, and Shannon O’Day of Castroville, Texas, who lived knowing they were greatly loved and spoiled with delight. They treasure memories of the fun times spent with her in Jayton and Boerne. She loved her wonderful Wyoming family, and friends from all over. She moved to Jayton in 1968 and lived there until moving to be near her daughter in 2001. Roseanna was a1946 graduate of Lander Valley High School and attended many classes at Western Texas College in Snyder. She was a member of the Jayton Church of Christ. She worked at the courthouse for many years, then 25 years for the Kent County Highway Department, retiring there.

She loved adventure, would try anything once, and lived with joy and zest for exploring and learning. Blessed to travel the world, she saw so many amazing places she had always read about and dreamed of seeing. Her most beloved place of all though was her hometown of Lander, Wyoming, where her cremains will be interred on Saturday, July 6 at 9:00 a.m. at Mount Hope Cemetery near the Veteran’s Memorial.

Roseanna was proceeded in death by her parents, Spencer and Lillian (Thompson) Gaylord; four siblings, Bobby, Jim and Bruce Gaylord, and Jean Gaylord Woltman; her stillborn son, Timothy; and her former husband and friend Carroll Johnson, whom she cared for the last eight years of his life. She is survived by her son, daughter, beloved granddaughters, one sister, Cathy Gaylord Gustin of Lander, Wyoming, many friends, and was a favorite aunt to numerous beloved nieces and nephews who will miss the joy and fun she brought to family gatherings.

Her Celebration of Life in Wyoming will be July 6; her memorial in Texas was held Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, at First United Methodist Church in Boerne. Roseanna always wanted a celebration, not sadness, so we ask that you wear happy colors and help us celebrate her beautiful life. As an artist, she loved color and beauty.

In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, or any organization that cares for animals, such as the ASPCA or your local animal shelter.