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June D. Johnson, 82, Belton, Missouri, passed away January 18, 2014. June’s family is planning a private celebration of her life.
She was preceded in death by: her parents, William Wesley & Bernadene B. Walker; husband, William James Johnson; and her only son, Clifford Joseph Johnson. Survivors include: daughters, Cheryl Carlson, Dayle Reed, Gayle Hedrick, Kimberly Carson and husband Jim, grandchildren Phillip Stewart, Adam Land, Rachael Carlson, Daniel Brown, David Carlson III, Jacob Carson; sister, Barbara James and many nieces and nephews.
The following poem was written by her grandmother after the death of her husband William, who was killed in Vietnam in 1965.
WE ARE ONE AMONG THE MANY
When we think life’s giving us
the many things we crave,
And we forget, that it was “God”,
these things to us he gave.
The light has shown for us,
with few troubles here and there.
Then all at once, the sky is dark,
the clouds seem every where.
The sorrows come and heart aches hurt,
but life must still go on.
But, we can always keep our memories,
of our loved ones who are gone.
Everything changes in a hurry.
Our lives can’t be the same,
for heads we win, tails we lose,
as life is but a game.
We play each move
on the board of life,
But, though carefully planned,
there still comes strife.
Sometimes we feel we just can’t go
down such a long and rocky road,
But God gives us the strength, in prayer,
to carry our heavy load.
We often wonder why trouble comes,
when we’ve tried to do our best.
But we must remember we’re only one,
suffering among all the rest.
So, we’ll put our life’s future
in the hands of the Lord above.
Trusting that “He”, and also time,
will continue to deal us that faith, hope and love.
By Grandma Eva Walker
October 31, 1965