Shirley Mae JohnsonShirley Mae Johnson, age 85, of Gardar, ND, most recently of Grand Forks, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Woodside Village, Valley 4000, Grand Forks, ND.
Shirley Mae Cox was born on November 27, 1927, in Bottineau ND, the daughter of the late Joseph and Laura (Melhaus) Cox. She graduated from Mountain High School. On June 22, 1957 she married J. Oliver Johnson in Mountain ND. They lived and farmed in Gardar, Pembina County, ND. She was a member of the Lutheran Church in Gardar. She worked as a cook for many years, including at the Crystal School and Borg Memorial Home; she enjoyed her family and china painting. She created many lovely pieces.