Helene Lorraine Johnson (ne Gauthier) died peacefully surrounded by her family on December 21, 2016 in Aurora, Ohio at the age of 83.

Helene leaves her sons: James (Margot) Johnson of Durham, North Carolina, William (Jennifer) Johnson of Plano, Texas; daughters: Charlotte (Christopher) Kenreigh of Westerville, Ohio and Jennifer (Matthew) Loudon of Streetsboro, Ohio; and grandchildren: Emma Kenreigh, Trevor Johnson, Rosalie Johnson, Andrew Kenreigh, Joshua Loudon, Jacob Loudon, Reese Johnson, Caroline Johnson, Kathryn Johnson, Samuel Johnson, and Elizabeth Johnson.

She was preceded in death by her spouse, Robert Johnson in 2002 and granddaughter, Laura Kenreigh.

Helene was born on May 21, 1933 in Hartford, Connecticut to Armand J and Rosalie Gauthier Cournoyer. She graduated from St Francis School of Nursing in 1954 and St Joseph's College of Maine in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in nursing. She married Robert H Johnson, June 2, 1964. Even after working for many years as a nurse, in her retirement she continued caring for all those around her and even traveled to Africa in 2005 for mission work where she used her nursing skills. Her greatest joys in life were spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was always volunteering and was known for her ever present smile.

At her request, there will be no visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Make-a-Wish Foundation (www.wish.org). The family would like to express their gratitude to Hospice of Western Reserve for the love and care they provided Helene in her final days.

(Steinbauer Funeral Homes 440.248.6088 AA 1-4-17)