Susan E. Johnson

Susan E. Johnson

April 3, 1940 — March 11, 2019

Susan E. Johnson, born April 3, 1940, died peacefully Monday morning, March 11, 2019, at the age of 78. 

She is grieved by her partner of 34 years, to whom she was beloved, her family to whom she was dear, her friends to whom she was a treasure, and colleagues who respected and admired her.

She was the author of books. She loved reading and all sorts of music, and sports. She was smart, very, very curious, and a creative thinker. She had a fabulous sense of humor, and seemed to know that laughter is perhaps the greatest remedy for suffering. She lived with a grateful heart, full of integrity. She knew how to work. She was thoughtful and loyal. She could surprise you. She was a careful and astute observer. And she was kind. We are missing her deeply; we will miss her always.

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Nature’s first green is gold,

Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf’s a flower;

But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.

So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.

Nothing gold can stay.

Robert Frost

And to quote from a letter Susan wrote in 2007:

“In this time of great uncertainty, I take heart from the following articles of faith:

Beauty is everywhere, love abounds, every moment of life is a miracle, and…we are all in this together.”

Memorials may be sent to Friends of Ebeys, or the Whidbey Camano Land Trust. Family and friends are encouraged to share memories and condolences