Dolly B. Johnson, 91, died peacefully at 4:20 pm, Saturday (March 29, 2014) in South Campus Nursing Center, 715 E. Dixie Avenue, Leesburg, Florida.
She was born Dolly Berdena Badders on October 6, 1922 in Thermopolis, Wyoming, a daughter of the late Charles Horace Badders and Alma May Bushnell Badders.
Her family moved back to Chautauqua County in the late 1920s and that is where she attended and graduated from Chautauqua Central School in 1940. She then travelled to Los Angeles, California where she married Robert K. Jackson (deceased), whom she divorced in 1945. She then returned to Chautauqua County to raise her son by that marriage.
She married again in 1946 to Clement M. Johnson of Mayville, New York, who predeceased her in 1992 and with whom she had a son, Russell H. (Toby) Johnson, who also predeceased her in 1976. She was also predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Patricia Ann (Nally) Jackson, in 1984.
She is survived by a sister, Vee Jean (Badders) St John of Sun City Center, Florida and a brother, Veldon S. (Gail) Badders of Brockport, New York, as well as her son, Robert T. (Elaine Buffen) Jackson of The Villages, Florida, and three grandchildren, whom she helped raise during their teenage years in Saratoga Springs, New York, Elisa N. (Hayssam Abbas) Jackson of Wesley Chapel, Florida, Christopher A. (Jennifer) Jackson of Newark, Delaware, and Joshua B. (Kathleen) Jackson of Matthews, North Carolina, nine great-grandchildren, Ali, Jaida, and Talia Abbas of Wesley Chapel, Florida, Adrianna, Catherine, and Nicholas Jackson of Newark, Delaware, Caroline, Patrick, and Anna Kate Jackson of Matthews, North Carolina, and several nieces and nephews.
Dolly was a clerical worker in the offices of Kling Factories in Mayville, New York retiring in 1978. She was a Life Member of the Veterans' of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary and was fond of dancing, roller skating, bowling, playing cards, cooking, and enjoying her grandchildren.
She will be forever missed by her family and all who knew her.