The Lusk Herald
November 2, 2016
Doris Johnson, 61, passed away October 26, 2016 in Chadron, Nebraska. Her funeral services will be held held Monday October 31, 2016,2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Lusk, Wyoming, followed by interment at Dellview Cemetery in Manville, Wyoming.
Mrs. Johnson was born on January 9th, 1955 in Lusk, Wyoming to Leo William DeSersa and Selma May (Evenson) DeSersa. She attended elementary school and high school in Lusk, graduating in 1973. Later in life she earned her associates degree. The majority of her working career was in caregiving and journalism. On April 28, 2001, she married the love of her life, Pee Wee Johnson.
Doris's passion was learning and sharing any aspect of Niobrara County history. She wrote several books and articles about the people and places in Niobrara County's past. Doris was best known for putting everyone else's need before her own.
She is survived by husband Pee Wee Johnson of Manville, Wyoming; sons Justin Collins of Lusk, Wyoming, Travis Collins of Kemmerer, Wyoming, and Lance Collins of Kemmerer, Wyoming; sisters Nina Achenback of Sheridan, Wyoming, Arlene Smith of Worland, Wyoming, Kathy Brown of Big Springs, Nebraska, Elizabeth Ogle of Brush, Colorado, Evelyn Gerber of Worland, Wyoming, and Carolyn Kraft of Lusk, Wyoming; and grandchildren, Travis, Tesla, Aaliya, Alexa, Brody, and Weston. She is also survived by several other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Delores Felzien, and brothers Selmer “Sonny” DeSersa and Eugene Rogina. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the family.
Becky Anne Burdick (May 27, 1971 - December 18, 1971)Robert Melvin Burdick (October 7, 1946 - May 13, 2000)Andrew J. Crowley (June 17, 1921 - September 9, 1983)Doris Marie Crowley (August 20, 1927 - January 7, 1998)William Jack Crowley (1957 - November 19, 1958)Selmer Freddie DeSersa (November 8, 1950 - February 29, 2016)Nina Evenson (July 14, 1900 - October 4, 1975)Selmer Evenson (August 17, 1896 - January 30, 1973)Delores Julia Felzien (September 22, 1948 - June 7, 1996)Ewart Arthur Johnson (February 26, 1942 - January 3, 2019)Leonard Earnie Oliver (February 3, 1930 - February 20, 1987)Edward Otto Rogina (April 27, 1905 - February 19, 1973)Edward Eugene Rogina (September 13, 1945 - December 21, 2011)Emily E. Rogina (November 9, 1916 - January 11, 1967)Eugene Edward Rogina (June 5, 1960 - June 9, 2008)James Paul Rogina (January 1, 1915 - May 6, 1937)John Joseph Rogina (May 23, 1908 - March 24, 1994)Louis W. Rogina (December 20, 1900 - February 6, 1945)Matthew Frank Rogina (August 13, 1874 - April 10, 1935)Selma M. Desersa Rogina (May 1, 1926 - March 7, 2007)Cory Alen Smith (October 11, 1977 - April 15, 1994)
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