Derri Ann Johnson passed away on September 24th, 2020 of natural causes, just shy of her 63rd birthday.
Derri was born on September 29th, 1957 to Edgar and Rose Marie Johnson. Born the first daughter, following her 4 older brothers, she had the Gerber baby looks and was the apple of her dad’s eye. Everyone knew how much pride Edgar had in Derri, and we always referred to her as his favorite.
Derri attended Butte public schools, graduating from Butte High with the class of 1977. Derri began employment in the food industry and the Butte Shelter Workshop. Derri was a social butterfly and loved to make friends she could visit with and never forgot a face or name. Derri loved making and receiving phone calls. She also loved attending family gatherings, where she would visit with everyone who attended. She was always inquisitive how they were doing. Derri enjoyed playing bingo with friends and loved making beaded necklaces and bracelets.
Derri’s life was cut short, and she had disability challenges, but she was strong willed and did things on her terms.
Derri is survived by her brothers: Doug, Dale (Cheryl),Dean, Mike (Michelle) Johnson. Sisters, Terri Vigus (Tony) and Rosemary (Dodd) O’Neill. She is survived by Nephews: Kory (Jo), Keith (Lisa), Mark and Paul Johnson. Nieces: Brook (Josiah) Hodge, Amanda (Chris) Trujillo, Tiea (Brian) Goerlich, Bo O’Neill. She is also survived by great nieces and nephews.
Derri was proceeded in death by her parents Edgar and Rose Johnson, brother- in- law Bill Vigus and nephew Trent Vigus.
Due to covid, a small service will be held at a later date.
Please visit below to offer a condolence or share a memory of Derri. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Derri and her family.
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Ray and Kathy Pascoe says
So very sorry for your loss
Bill McKenzie says
So sorry to hear of Derri’s passing. She always had a great personality. Rest In Peace.
LeeRoy De John says
So sorry to hear of Derri’s passing. I got a chance to go to school with her she was such a sweetheart and everyone loved her. She was always smiling and happy, In high school she was always fun I even had her in a few of my classes. I will miss her, if there is anything I can do please let me know my deepest sympathy to you and her family.
A graduating student from BUTTE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1977.
Skip and Diane Snyder says
So sorry for the loss of your beloved Derri.