Dec. 18, 1941 - July 22, 2012
Marty was born in Klamath Falls, Oregon, in 1941, to Ralph and Clara (Long) Townsend.
She was the youngest of three children, a sister, Donna Ruddock and brother, Bill Townsend. They proceeded her in 2003 and 2005.
She died at home surrounded by her family, on July 22, 2012. She was 70 years old.
She had five children; the oldest one, James Blair Mitchell, died as an infant in 1960.
She is survived by her husband of 34 years, Dale Johnson; her two daughters, Teri Mitchell of Halsey OR, Susie (Mark) Baldwin of Sweet, ID; and two sons, Patrick of Oregon City, OR, and Daniel Mitchell of Bend, OR. She had 13 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She also had two nephews who live in Ukiah, CA. she loved very much.
She worked at O'Reilly's Auto Parts in Redmond for the last 5 years, but had been with Schucks off and on since 1998.
She enjoyed gardening, traveling and online games the most. She was always good for a joke she found funny that she would forward to our email. Her sense of humor made her so loveable.
She moved to Crooked River Ranch with Dale in 1993. With her gardening skills, she made a beautiful yard with many trees and flowers that she enjoyed watering in the evenings. She also loved to travel, and visited many states including Hawaii. Her favorite island was Kaui. She traveled there twice with her husband and sister. At some time in the future, her ashes will be spread there.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Central Oregon Humane Society.
A potluck Celebration of Life will be Sunday, August 5, at 1:00 p.m. It will be held at the Crooked River Senior Center, 6710 Ranch House Place, Crooked River, OR 97760. There will be signs to follow from Hwy 97.
She was an amazing wife, mother and friend. She was loved by all and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Baird Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.