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Cathryn Anna Johnson, of Midland, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the age of 81.

Cathryn was born to parents Albert & Aileen Hockaday on November 10, 1939 in Flint, Michigan. In 1961, she married her High School sweetheart, Leroy Johnson. Cathryn retired from Dow Chemical Company in 1997.  After retirement, quilting became her passion.  Cathryn was a loving Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and Friend.  

Cathryn was a member of her church and active volunteer in support of the Church mission.

Cathryn is survived by her loving husband Leroy, her sons Randy and his wife Dawn; Darrin and his wife Janet; her daughter Dawn Johnson; her grandchildren, Trish Ross, Nicole (Greg) Armstrong, Shelby Johnson, Garret Johnson and her Great-Grandchildren, Ryenn Ross, Addisyn Ross and Melody Rose Armstrong.  In addition, a brother, Bob Hockaday, a sister, Marion Archer, and in-laws Barb Ellsworth (Joe) Kiepiec and Cal (Chris) Johnson.  She is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.  

She was preceded in death by; her brother and sister-in-law Dick and Barbara Hockaday; brother-in-law Jim Archer, sister-in-law Judy Hockaday, brother-in-law Lee Ellsworth, sister and brother-in-law Bev and John Foster and nephew Dennis Hockaday. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, January 6, 2020 at 11am at Smith Miner Funeral Home with Jeff Tefft officiating. Friends of the family many visit at the funeral home from 10am until time of service.

Friends may consider a contribution to the Alzheimer’s Association or charity of their choice. 

Smith-Miner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Johnson family; to share a special memory please visit www.smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Roger and Marie Bebeau

    06 January 2021 7 months ago

    We are sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Cathryn.

  2. Michelle Behnke

    05 January 2021 7 months ago

    Dawn and family,
    I am so very saddened to hear of Katy’s passing. It was an honor to know her and to be able to do her hair and nails. She was a very special lady who held a very special place in my heart.
    All my prayers,
    Michelle Behnke

  3. Tom & Jackie Young

    05 January 2021 7 months ago

    Randy, Darrin and family,
    Our sincere condolences to you and your entire family. Prayers to see you through this very trying time.

  4. Sandi and Bob Reim

    05 January 2021 7 months ago

    We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Mrs. Archer watched my children when they were young and visits with Aunt Caty were included! Our sincere condolences.

  5. Jim & Diana Card

    05 January 2021 7 months ago

    Darrin, Randy & family – Sincere sympathy to entire family! Prayers – Jim, Diana Card & family

  6. Michelle Bushey

    04 January 2021 7 months ago

    I have known Katy all my life, her kids all theirs, and cherish her memory. She was my mom’s best friend, a sweet, kind lady who would do anything for a friend. She will be missed. So glad my mom passed first;She couldn’t have stood losing Katy. Condolences from all the Bushey family.

  7. Terri Wallace

    04 January 2021 7 months ago

    Rest In Peace Aunt Katy. Uncle Leroy, we are so sorry for your loss. So many wonderful memories. We will miss her smile and her laugh. Love, Terri and Bob

  8. Lori and Terry Woirol

    04 January 2021 7 months ago

    We are so sorry for the passing of Caty! It is always hard to lose a mother and grandmother but especially hard for you Leroy. Know that you are all in our prayers for the strength you will need to get through these next days ahead. I always remember her famous Mac and cheese at Christmas and never got the recipe. She will be missed but knowing where she is is a great comfort. God bless you all.

  9. Jack and Judith Armstrong

    03 January 2021 7 months ago

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a very nice lady, who we met through our daughter-in-law Nicole. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time.

  10. Kelly Lewis

    03 January 2021 7 months ago

    My condolences to Cathryn’s family. May you find some comfort even in your grief, knowing Cathryn is now restored to her fullness and is at peace. May you feel the presence of God and the angels of love and light during this difficult time. Much love and prayers to you.

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