Muriel
Muriel "Joy" (Minerich) Johnson
  • 70 years old
  • Date of birth:  February 6th, 1944
  • Place of birth:
    Biwabik, Minnesota, United States
  • Date of passing:  August 17th, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Laguna Woods, California, United States
A small ceremony will be conducted at Fort Snelling, date TBD. Cards and photos can be sent to: 10 Wild Lilac Lane, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 29688. They will be read at her service.

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Muriel "Joy" (Minerich) Johnson, 70, born on February 6, 1944 and passed away on August 17, 2014. 

The funeral is scheduled : 12:00 on Friday, August 29 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. She will be buried with my father, Burton Eugene Johnson.

I ask that you arrive at 11:45 so we are ready to process. All cars meet in Assembly Area 1 and drive to the area where the funeral will take place.    How to get to the meeting area- Take Hwy 494 and get off on the 34th avenue exit. Pass the main entrance of the cemetery and go to the second entrance- take a right at this entrance. Go in to assembly area 1 by taking a left. Go all the way to the end. Please leave the funeral coach space open, our minister Pastor Alan Naumann will be leading us to the area where we will have the funeral. 

Ft. Snelling website- http://www.cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/ftsnelling.asp  

There will be a lunch after the ceremony, at approximately 1 PM at a local restaurant. Directions will be provided at the service.  

Please feel free to call me if you have questions- 949-350-9277.  

Warmest Regards, Tracey Johnson

 

Candle lit by  joy redman  on August 18th, 2014

My first introduction to Joy was a lovely, large green t-shirt with Shalom written on it.  from the college that she taught at.  That showed me her wicked sense of humor. I still use it to garden in:). Otherwise, I have a feeling that her tenacity and feistiness were behind her wonderful daughter's development.  Thank you to my name twin, Joy

Candle lit by  Linda Speer  on August 19th, 2014

Joy was a wonderful lady, wife and mother. I got to know her after Tracy started going to Kenyon in 7th grade. Tracy and I became good friends but that was also when I discovered the wrath of Joy. Don't get me wrong she was always nice and fair but you did not want to make her mad or you would spend Sat. mornings cleaning. Her house and yard were always immaculate . R.I.P. Joy!

Candle lit by  Greg Kneser  on August 19th, 2014

I was trying to decide how to respond to this sad news, but perhaps I will use it to give a shout out to those who find it in their hearts to embrace all students...even those who are not always easy to love.   St. Olaf is a place where we can honestly say we embrace and give extraordinary care to our students, but in truth, some are easier than others.  Joy was one who found a space and a place

Candle lit by  Greg Kneser  on August 19th, 2014

I was trying to decide how to respond to this sad news, but perhaps I will use it to give a shout out to those who find it in their hearts to embrace all students...even those who are not always easy to love.   St. Olaf is a place where we can honestly say we embrace and give extraordinary care to our students, but in truth, some are easier than others.  Joy was one who found a space and a place

Candle lit by  Mary Ecklund  on August 19th, 2014

I chose to have The Broken Chain read at my Mom's funeral almost 5 years ago. I read it at the graveside service for my mother-in-law just 3 weeks ago. This gives me such comfort to know we will be together again. Not a day goes by that I don't miss my Mom, but I know our family chain will link again. I posted it in the STORIES section as it was too long.

Candle lit by  Laurie Prentice  on August 19th, 2014

Tracey, you introduced me to your mom long-distance, begging her, most likely, to help me with a survey project back in October, 2006. Over the course of a few months, I began to realize just where your wit originated. 'Mom' was amazing in every sense of the word. I can only imagine how she will be missed, and by the many she touched in her life - she was called Joy for a reason!

Candle lit by  jennifer gould  on August 19th, 2014

My Aunt. My Godmother, made me cookies when I played the Godmother card and mailed them to me at 40 years old.... Gave me my first 1/2 of a beer with my taco dinner at a very young age.  Forced me to eat beets at thanksgiving - gross! Was there when my husband swallowed a bee... many memories, you will be missed. Love you...

Candle lit by  Leslie Etheridge  on August 21st, 2014

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush, I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the soft stars that shine at night, Do not stand at  my grave and cry,

Candle lit by  Dana De La Torre  on August 25th, 2014

I never met your Mom but I felt like I knew her.  She was lucky to have a daughter like you.  May she rest in peace.

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