Obituary: Rosemary E. Johnson

BEMUS POINT, NY (June 30, 2014) — Rosemary E. Johnson, 89, widow of Covenant pastor Eldon H. Johnson, died Thursday.

She was born February 4, 1925, in Galesburg, Illinois, a daughter of Gustaf and Florence Anderson Lundeen.

Rosemary and Eldon were married September 25, 1952. He died September 4, 2013.

She graduated from Knox College in Galesburg with a bachelor’s degree in music.

She was a member of Zion Covenant Church in Jamestown, New York, for more than 50 years. She participated in many ministries of the church, including the choir, which she also directed and accompanied, as well as taught Sunday school.

Rosemary and her husband served First Covenant Church in Rockford from 1950 to 1957, Pilgrim Covenant Church of Fitchburg, Massachusetts, from 1957 to 1961; and Zion from 1961 to 1992.

Survivors include two sons, Bruce and Gregory, both of Jamestown; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

The funeral will be held at 4 p.m. Monday in Zion Covenant Church. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday in the church.

Memorials may be made to Zion Covenant Church Music Fund, 520 Fairmount Avenue, Jamestown, NY 14701.


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  • I was just a child when the “Zion Johnsons” moved to Jamestown. To me – they were the Zion Covenant Church. To this day, many years later I can’t drive by without fondly remembering them. Bruce and Greg, blessings be on you and the whole Johnson clan – Lisa Peterson (the First Cov preachers kid from so long ago).

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