Esther Faye Johnson was born February 27, 1929, near Platte, SD, to Hans and Lela (Ellsworth) Olson. She moved to Mitchell with her family when she was thirteen and later worked at the Mitchell Laundry. On July 11, 1947, she married Leslie Johnson in Mitchell. She was a long time member of the Northridge Baptist Church and helped at the church and in the community anyway she could.
She is survived by her husband, Les; four children: Rich Johnson and wife Lori of Afton, WY; Daniel Johnson and wife Lavonne of Cedar Rapids, IA; Yvonne Otten and husband Kim of Sioux Falls; David Johnson and wife Connie of Fairbanks, AK; 15 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; four sisters: Lillian Greenway of Mitchell; Emily Wittenhagen of Mitchell; Viola Winters of Mitchell and Joann Vogel of Mitchell.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Gertrude Twombley, and infant grandchildren: Matthew, Christiana, Jonathan and Christopher.