Jackie R (Day) Johnson

Born: Wed., Jan. 20, 1932
Died: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018


9:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Jan. 11, 2018
Location: Lockenour-Jones Mortuary

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Fri., Jan. 12, 2018
Location: Trinity United Methodist

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Jacqueline Rae (Day) Johnson passed away January 5, 2018 at the Cambridge Memorial Hospital at the age of 85.

Jackie was born to Frank Ray and Lora (Saylor) Day in Bartley, NE on January 20, 1932. She attended school at Bartley and graduated with the Class of 1949. In 1942 Jackie accepted the Lord as her Savior and was baptized at the Bartley Christian Church. She transferred her membership to the Methodist Church in Cambridge in 1952.

On February 3, 1952, she was united in marriage to Paul L. Johnson at the Christian Church in Bartley and to their union were born four children: Von L., Steven E., Tamara R. and Todd E. They made their home on a farm southeast of Cambridge. In 1984 Paul and Jackie moved into the Cambridge community.

Preceding her in death were her parents; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Elmo Moore, Iola and Don Moore; her in-laws, Claude and Ada Johnson; brothers-in-law Paul Zabel, Gaylord Bellamy, Robert Miller, Carl Johnson, Robert Smith; sister-in-law Donna Miller; and one great-grandson Joshua Lee Cardwell.

Jackie used her God-given talent since the age of 12 to serve as pianist and organist at church and also used these talents for weddings, funerals, entertaining at the Cambridge Manor, as well as multiple other community functions. She was instrumental in organizing the Old Fashioned Saturday Night along with being a key figure in creating the Cambridge Economic Development Board. She was a member of the B Square Club, taught Sunday School and directed the Junior Choir for many years. She was passionate about being involved in service to the church and community.

Jackie is survived by her husband, Paul; sons Von (Becky), Steve (Eileen), Todd (Kristen), all of Cambridge; and daughter, Tami, of North Platte. There was always a special place in Jackie’s heart and home for her brother-in-law, Bruce Johnson. She is also survived by a niece, Loretta Carpenter; grandchildren Tara (Bill) Kampen, Kimberly (Ryan) Huxoll, Michael (Erin) Johnson, April (Jeremy) Cardwell, Jay (Jordan) Johnson, Jackson (Justina) Johnson, Sydney (Stuart) White, Isaac (Breezy) Johnson, and Sloan Johnson; great-grandchildren Olivia and Madalyn Kampen, Brecksen and Mason Cardwell, Reid Huxoll, Reeslyn and Wrigley Johnson. She is also survived by in-laws Norma Smith, Patty Johnson, Sharon Bellamy, Sondra (Bob) Foster, Judy Zabel, Phillip (Barb) Johnson, Bruce Johnson, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and their families.

Jackie’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life.

Memorials given to the family will be distributed between the Cambridge United Methodist Church and the Tri Valley Health System nursing staff that gave Jackie so much comfort and care. Donations can also be given to the charity of your choice.

Services will be held at the United Methodist Church in Cambridge on Friday, January 12, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery. Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.  Friends may leave on-line condolences at lockenourfh.com.


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Pat & Janice Howell
   Posted Fri January 05, 2018
Our prayers for Jackie's entire family. May the sorrows be short and memories be forever. Our community has lost an asset.

Bonnie Linton-Hendrick
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Memories of Jackie are precious to me, as I recall the years we spent in Cambridge as pastor and family. Jackie was a very special woman in so many ways, I have cherished her times in worship and UMW meetings. I remember the one time at a church dinner and auction where she auctioned one of the grandchildren and of course she bid the highest.
Dennis "Buck" and I are so sorry for your loss.
In the service of Jesus the Christ.

Kay Lynn (Lantz) Perkins
   Posted Wed January 10, 2018
Dear, dear friends Paul, Von and Becky, Steve and Eileen, Tami, Todd and Kristen, Loretta:

You all know how much I loved our sweet Jackie; my oldest, dearest and best friend for all my life. I am praying for you all, that God will comfort you with His care and the memories you hold dear. You will never know how much I appreciate your attendance at my Doug's funeral in Culbertson on the very day you lost your beloved mother and aunt. Like you, I am certain that Jackie is in heaven playing the piano as my Perk and Doug and Debbie (all church choir members all their lives) as well as a host of angels (all those other family members!) are singing. Kay Lynn Lantz Perkins

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