Helen-Johnson

Helen Johnson

January 20, 1932 - March 17, 2024

Service Details

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, March 20th, 4-7pm at Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, Lockport.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, March 21st at 11am at Taylor & Reynolds. Burial following at Glenwood Cemetery. Reception will be at Towpath Lodge (Masonic Lodge), 20 Main St., Middleport @ 12:30.

"May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back May the sunshine warm your face, the rain fall soft upon your fields.."

Obituary of Helen Marie Johnson

Helen Marie (Nerber) Johnson passed away peacefully on March 17, 2024 after a full and vibrant life.

Born on January 20, 1932 to Roland and Agnes Nerber, she worked at Harrison Radiator as a welder for 20 years. She was active in the UAW, serving as Chairman of the Women's committee. Helen attended a convention in Washington DC for union workers where she met then President Jimmy Carter. A fierce advocate for worker's rights, she was awarded Woman of the Year from the Union Hall prior to her retirement. Helen helped raise thousands of dollars for the Variety Club, Dale Association, and Lockport Fire Department - to purchase the life-saving equipment Jaws of Life.

As a young girl, Helen received awards in figure skating. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, and playing bingo. She was an avid traveler and particularly loved a cruise and casino. Helen was the life of the party, and had been known to lead a chicken dance (in a full rooster costume complete with sound effects)!
She is predeceased by her beloved husband Robert F. Johnson. She is survived by her children Elaine (Ellie) Mcfalls (NC), William (Martha) Johnson, Roland (Tina) Johnson; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday, March 20th, 4-7pm at Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home, 70 Niagara Street, Lockport.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, March 21st at 11am at Taylor & Reynolds. Burial following at Glenwood Cemetery. Reception will be at Towpath Lodge (Masonic Lodge), 20 Main St., Middleport @ 12:30.

In lieu of flowers, please send a contribution to your favorite charity in her honor.

1 Comments

  1. Kelly (Kranz) Sheesley on March 20, 2024 at 10:31 am

    Helen – you are and will always be the life of the party, now in Heaven. Heaven truly gained an Angel. Rest in Heaven – even though we all know you better….parties in Heaven with Helen. Will always cherish the memories growing up next door to you and Bob.

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