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Phyllis Johnson

Died: Sat., Aug. 10, 2013

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In Memory of Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Vaiotuli Johnson returned to her Father in Heaven on Saturday, August 10, after succumbing to complications of a heart attack. Her infectious smile and loving demeanor will never be forgotten, having permanently touched the hearts of all who knew and loved her.

She was born on June 7, 1962 in Western Samoa. When she was a young child, her parents Iese and Siai Purcell decided to move the family to the United States. From an early age she was taught the importance of love, patience and service, and she used those lessons to brighten the lives of those who knew her. Phyllis's calling in life was motherhood, and she was constantly opening her heart and home to those in need.

Phyllis is survived by her husband David Wynn Johnson of Shelley. She is also survived by her children: Andrea Kotowski, Idaho Falls; Bill (Dena) Kotowski, Pocatello; Iese Kotowski, Eagan, MN; Lana (Jerry) Hokanson, Bozeman, MT; Jessica Johnson, Norman, OK; Brianna Johnson, Idaho Falls; Wynn Johnson, Shelley; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by Andrew Kotowski, Ember Kotowski, Rita Scott, Angeline Scott and Iese and Siai Purcell.

A viewing will be held Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Colonial Funeral Home at 2005 S. 4th in Pocatello. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 17 at 300 E. Chapel in Pocatello with a graveside service at Mountain View Cemetery afterwards.

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Cheryl Tolman
   Posted Sat August 17, 2013
My love and prayers to Phyllis family and friends, I am a better person today because of the friendship I had with Phyllis. I will miss you everyday and enjoyed the emails back and forth that we had.

   Posted Sun August 18, 2013
Wynn my family in Chile want me to let you know how sorry they are about the lost of your dear wife. They said that knowing the kind of person you are, she must to have been happy to have been able to spend sometime with you in this life. All of our thoughts to be with you to be strong to keep on at this time.

Ellen Thompson
   Posted Tue August 27, 2013
I was so sorry to hear about Phyllis. I absolutely loved her. She was one of the sweetest people I have ever met. I am so thankful for our friendship and all she taught me. She loved her family with all her heart. Although we lost touch, I thought of her often and tried unsuccessfully to find her a few times, but thought there would be more time. She was way too young. I will dearly miss her.

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