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Helen Margaret Howard Johnson Obituary

December 5, 1923 – January 12, 2023


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Helen Margaret Howard Johnson

Born December 5, 1923 in Wayne County, WV to Bertha Frazier Howard and John D. Howard Sr. died on January 12, 2023 at her home in Mesa, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, John D. Howard Jr. and her husband of 60 years, Harold L. “Bay” Johnson.

She was also preceded in death by her second husband of 2 years, Lee Shipman.

She is survived by a son, Harold L II “Sonny” (Cindy) Johnson and her daughter Linda K. Johnson (Clarence) Daniels.

Five grandchildren; David l. (Shellie) Daniels, Kenneth M. (Leslie) Daniels, Debbi Daniels, (Mike) Cobb, Sean (Kaylee) Christensen, and Melanie (Seth) Christensen Bryant.
Eleven great grandchildren; Matthew, Joshua, Reagan, Olivia, Rebekah, Sarah, Erin, Michael, Tyler, Ashley and Whitney.

Helen graduated from Buffalo High School of Wayne County in 1941. After graduation she moved to Huntington, West Virginia where she met her future husband “Bay” whom she married in 1944. This is where they raised their 2 children and in 1981 they moved to Mesa to live out their retirement years.

Helen and Bay both worked at the Black and White Cab Company in Huntington, Bay was the cab company manager and Helen was the bookkeeper / secretary for the cab company and Shanks Tires.

Helen loved entertaining company, quilting and knitting, traveling and enjoying her grandchildren. She was a long-time member of East Mesa Baptist Church and also later North Mesa Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed by her family, her friends and all who knew her.

The family would like to thank and acknowledge her kind and loving caregivers: Michele Quigley, Tracey Longcrier, Sarah Frates, Candy Ortega and Mary Ross and all those who have helped make her later years comfortable. Also, thanks to all the wonderful nurses, Doctors and NA’s from Comprehensive Hospice Care who so kindly comforted her and the family during her last days and also thanks to Mountains View Funeral Home staff.

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  1. Bob Frazier ( says:

    Helen is a cousin of mine and I so enjoyed our phone calls. We shared our faith in the lord and talked of family ancestry, and her love of her family. I will miss her. Because I share the same name as another cousin in Wvl. I was always Cousin Bob in Oregon.

  2. Bob Frazier says:

    Helen is a cousin of mine and I so enjoyed our phone calls. We shared our faith in the lord and talked of family ancestry, and her love of her family. I will miss her. Because I share the same name as another cousin in Wvl. I was always Cousin Bob in Oregon.

  3. Pamela Dianne Whiteman says:

    Goodbye, Aunt Helen. May you rest in peace.

  4. Candy Ortega says:

    Awe, i miss her so much. We had alot of fun together, (puzzles, jokes, getting me up at 2-3 in the morning to have coffee an donuts, an go back to bed, when it wud thunder an lightning, she wud tell me i cud i get in the bed next to her, (idontlike it) sitting outside watching the planes in the sky(ineversawthem) read bible verses, an when she wud say when i walked in, Theres my Girl. I miss you very much. Love you in Jesus, Until we meet again.

  5. Lori Clay says:

    At age 4 I was the flower girl at my sister Carol Howard’s and Michael Clines wedding. It was time to go down the aisle and drop my petals and I froze with fear. The lady in charge was displeased and I wanted to cry when unexpectedly, you came through the curtain and saved my life! I was never happier to see my Aunt Helen than I was at that moment. My momma had just had major surgery and couldn’t walk to save me from the angry church lady but you came in with a big smile and reassured me, took my hand and walked me to the front of the church to stand with the rest of the wedding party. You were always so sweet to me. I look forward to seeing you in heaven.

  6. Lori Clay says:

    Dear Linda Kay, Sonny and family. Please accept our sincere sympathy at the passing of your sweet mother, my beautiful Aunt Helen. Our hearts break for you and we pray God comforts you through your memories of her.
    Love to you, Calvin and Lori (Howard) Clay

  7. Candy Ortega says:

    Its me again, i miss you so much. I forgot to tell you, Traci found the piece of puzzle for the second one we did. Bye Bye for now💜💜

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Helen Margaret Howard Johnson Obituary

December 5, 1923 – January 12, 2023


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Helen Margaret Howard Johnson

Born December 5, 1923 in Wayne County, WV to Bertha Frazier Howard and John D. Howard Sr. died on January 12, 2023 at her home in Mesa, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, John D. Howard Jr. and her husband of 60 years, Harold L. “Bay” Johnson.

She was also preceded in death by her second husband of 2 years, Lee Shipman.

She is survived by a son, Harold L II “Sonny” (Cindy) Johnson and her daughter Linda K. Johnson (Clarence) Daniels.

Five grandchildren; David l. (Shellie) Daniels, Kenneth M. (Leslie) Daniels, Debbi Daniels, (Mike) Cobb, Sean (Kaylee) Christensen, and Melanie (Seth) Christensen Bryant.
Eleven great grandchildren; Matthew, Joshua, Reagan, Olivia, Rebekah, Sarah, Erin, Michael, Tyler, Ashley and Whitney.

Helen graduated from Buffalo High School of Wayne County in 1941. After graduation she moved to Huntington, West Virginia where she met her future husband “Bay” whom she married in 1944. This is where they raised their 2 children and in 1981 they moved to Mesa to live out their retirement years.

Helen and Bay both worked at the Black and White Cab Company in Huntington, Bay was the cab company manager and Helen was the bookkeeper / secretary for the cab company and Shanks Tires.

Helen loved entertaining company, quilting and knitting, traveling and enjoying her grandchildren. She was a long-time member of East Mesa Baptist Church and also later North Mesa Baptist Church. She will be greatly missed by her family, her friends and all who knew her.

The family would like to thank and acknowledge her kind and loving caregivers: Michele Quigley, Tracey Longcrier, Sarah Frates, Candy Ortega and Mary Ross and all those who have helped make her later years comfortable. Also, thanks to all the wonderful nurses, Doctors and NA’s from Comprehensive Hospice Care who so kindly comforted her and the family during her last days and also thanks to Mountains View Funeral Home staff.

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7 responses to “Helen Margaret Howard Johnson Obituary”

  1. Bob Frazier ( says:

    Helen is a cousin of mine and I so enjoyed our phone calls. We shared our faith in the lord and talked of family ancestry, and her love of her family. I will miss her. Because I share the same name as another cousin in Wvl. I was always Cousin Bob in Oregon.

  2. Bob Frazier says:

    Helen is a cousin of mine and I so enjoyed our phone calls. We shared our faith in the lord and talked of family ancestry, and her love of her family. I will miss her. Because I share the same name as another cousin in Wvl. I was always Cousin Bob in Oregon.

  3. Pamela Dianne Whiteman says:

    Goodbye, Aunt Helen. May you rest in peace.

  4. Candy Ortega says:

    Awe, i miss her so much. We had alot of fun together, (puzzles, jokes, getting me up at 2-3 in the morning to have coffee an donuts, an go back to bed, when it wud thunder an lightning, she wud tell me i cud i get in the bed next to her, (idontlike it) sitting outside watching the planes in the sky(ineversawthem) read bible verses, an when she wud say when i walked in, Theres my Girl. I miss you very much. Love you in Jesus, Until we meet again.

  5. Lori Clay says:

    At age 4 I was the flower girl at my sister Carol Howard’s and Michael Clines wedding. It was time to go down the aisle and drop my petals and I froze with fear. The lady in charge was displeased and I wanted to cry when unexpectedly, you came through the curtain and saved my life! I was never happier to see my Aunt Helen than I was at that moment. My momma had just had major surgery and couldn’t walk to save me from the angry church lady but you came in with a big smile and reassured me, took my hand and walked me to the front of the church to stand with the rest of the wedding party. You were always so sweet to me. I look forward to seeing you in heaven.

  6. Lori Clay says:

    Dear Linda Kay, Sonny and family. Please accept our sincere sympathy at the passing of your sweet mother, my beautiful Aunt Helen. Our hearts break for you and we pray God comforts you through your memories of her.
    Love to you, Calvin and Lori (Howard) Clay

  7. Candy Ortega says:

    Its me again, i miss you so much. I forgot to tell you, Traci found the piece of puzzle for the second one we did. Bye Bye for now💜💜

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