Terry Rae Johnson, 64, of Bigfork, MT. was born on November 17, 1954 at St. James Hospital in Butte, MT to Ray and Carol Johnson. In 1965 Terry moved to Bozeman, MT with her family. She lived in Bozeman until she graduated from Bozeman High School in 1973. After High school Terry moved back to Butte, MT where she worked miscellaneous jobs until she married Jim Johnson on September 6, 1975. Terry lived in Butte, MT with her husband Jim Johnson for a few years before moving to the family ranch in Divide, MT. There, she helped work the family ranch while raising their three kids. In 1999 Jim and Terry divorced. Terry and the kids moved to her parent’s cherry orchard in the Flathead Valley. During this time, she got a job at Frontier Log Furniture where she met her significant other Mike Burge.
She worked at Frontier for 18 years until she became ill with cancer. While fighting that battle, Terry Johnson passed away November 8, 2019 at 3:00 AM at Kalispell Regional hospital surrounded by her kids and loved ones. Terry is survived by her mother: Carol Johnson, her significant other Mike Burge; her children Eric Johnson, Keith and Jasmine Johnson, Leslie Johnson and Stephen Penrod; her brothers and Sisters Bob Johnson, Bill & Amy Johnson, Roy & Linda Johnson, Shana & Danny Lee, Gary Johnson; her grandchildren Teddy Johnson, Brooke Johnson, Sophia Johnson and many other family and friends.
A Funeral Service will be held on Friday November 15, 2019 at 10:00 AM and will be at Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home in Kalispell, she will be laid to rest at Bigfork Community Cemetery following the chapel service; following the cemetery service there will be a pot luck gathering at the family orchard 23126 Yellow Bay Lane in Bigfork, MT.
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