Celestine “Sally” Johnson

Celestine “Sally” Johnson

Celestine “Sally” Johnson

Cedar Rapids

Sally Johnson, 85, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, born Nov. 22, 1937, was called home to her final resting place, beside our Lord, on Sunday, May 21, 2023.

Sally was a stranger to none and beloved by everyone who met her. She was a shining light in the world and a faithful servant to her cherished Lord and Savior. Sally’s role of Mom and Grandmother was her most famous “claim to fame,” but her years were well-spent alongside her wonderful friends and family. She loved nothing more than cooking a big meal, baking her favorite deserts, and serving anyone who visited. In her spare time, she loved to read, crochet, watch good movies, and travel to see her kids alongside her co-pilot and husband, Jerry. Sally worked many years for Linn County, as an administrative assistant to the Building and Zoning Department.

Sally was preceded in death by her loving spouse of 61 years, Jerry Johnson; her eldest son, Michael Johnson; Ken Perry Sr. and Pearl Perry (father and mother); Ken Perry Jr. (brother); Byron Perry (brother); and Hadley and Harper Golding (great-granddaughters).

Sally is survived by Calvin Johnson (son) and wife Christine; Brenda Calbow (daughter) and significant other Marc Bower; grandchildren, Chelsea Compton and husband Trent Alexis Johnson, Lauren Golding and husband Steve, Kasey Calbow and wife Kelsey, and Jordan Calbow; great-grandchildren, Hannah and Natalie Compton; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Services will be held on Friday, May 26, 2023, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 520 Wilson Ave. SW, at 11 a.m. (visitation at 10 a.m.) with lunch to follow.

In lieu of flowers, her family requests donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, one of Sally’s favorite charities.

Please share a memory of Sally at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

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