Jeanine Johnson, 82, of Casper, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, at Wind River Rehabilitation and Care Center in Riverton. A memorial service was be held at 11 am on Monday, June 7, at the Wolf Creek Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Casper.
Jeanine Marie Bright was born on Jan. 19, 1939, in Omaha, Nebraska, to Rudolph Merle Bright and Vivian Hackney Albritton. She was raised by her father and stepmother, Helen Bright. She lived in Omaha until she was 14; then the family moved to Casper.
She graduated from Natrona County High School and attended Casper College for two years. In 1980, she was trained as a dialysis technician, which enabled her to administer dialysis to her daughter, Marihelen, whose kidneys had failed due to a birth defect. It then became her new career and she was able to give dialysis to other patients.
Jeanine was a single parent raising four children when she met and married Lloyd Johnson on July 14, 1975. They were together until his death in 1990. Casper was home to Jeanine most of her life.
Jeanine was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jeanine received the Mother of the Year award for Wyoming in 2002. Her family was so proud of her.
Jeanine loved to read and sing — she had a beautiful alto voice. She also enjoyed crocheting and canning.
She is survived by her daughters, Tracie Clayton (Donny) and Kelly Weikum (Merrill); son, James Lawther; sister, Judie Carlsen; grandchildren, Sarah Weikum, Kimberly Weikum and Alexia Lucero; great-grandchildren, Meryl Matas, Bella Matas, Saoirse Matas and Kieran Woodward; and her beloved dog, “Tuffy”
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Marihelen Tibbets; husband, Lloyd Johnson; stepmother, Helen Bright; grandson, Robert Lucero; brother, Rudolph Merle Bright Jr.; and sister, Joanna Bright.
Memorials may be made to the Casper Humane Society in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.