Grahyl Lee Bishop Johnson
Grahyl Lee Bishop Johnson, 83, formerly of Payette, passed away in Nampa, Idaho on January 18, 2020.
She was born on October 11, 1936, in Ontario, Oregon to Laurence and Maude Bishop. She was married to Vern Johnson on July 18, 1956, in Seattle, Washington.
Grahyl spent most of her adult life in Corvallis, Albany, and Philomath. She loved ceramics, needlepoint, sewing, and quilting. Over the course of her life she made hundreds of quilts, including countless quilts for her descendants and lap quilts for people in nursing homes. She enjoyed cooking for her family. She was skilled at creating flower arrangements, and she particularly loved rhododendrons, azaleas, violets, and Japanese maples. She also enjoyed visits to the Oregon coast. She always had an open house for those in need, and she did much to care for family members and others in her community.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Vern; by her brother, Randall F. Bishop; by her son, Michael Newton Johnson; by her daughter, Grahyl Anne Scott; and by her grandson, Jared Lang.
Grahyl is survived by her sons Larry, Gary (and his wife Terece), and Rick (and his wife Sarah); nineteen grandchildren, Tiffani, Ron, Jeremy, Gretchen, Sterling, Brittany, Mandy, Amber, Bryan, Emily, Lacey, Tasha, Jenaye, Katherine, Kelton, Gavin, Elayne, Karen, and BreAnne; thirty great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren with one more on the way.
Funeral services were held January 25, at the Philomath LDS Chapel. Burial followed at Locke Cemetery in Corvallis.