Lavina 'Pearl' Johnson

Lavina 'Pearl' Johnson

Saturday, December 22nd, 1934 Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Lavina \'Pearl\' Johnson, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Lavina 'Pearl' Johnson.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Lavina 'Pearl''s Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Lavina 'Pearl''s Tribute Fund's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Obituary for Lavina 'Pearl' Pearl Johnson

Lavina “Pearl” Johnson was born Dec. 22 1934 to Clarence Herman Moore and Mae Myrtle Punch in Merrill, OR. She grew up just south on a farm in Tulelake, CA surrounded by potatoes, wheat, hay and cattle. Pearl graduated from Tulelake High School and attended Linfield College in McMinnville, OR. Being active in music from a young age, Pearl, became very accomplished with the piano, playing regularly in Tulelake Presbyterian Church. She later with a group of friends met Earle Neal Johnson who was attending OTI college and later graduated, Cum Laude. Pearl and Earle fell in love and happily wed each other just before Earle enlisted in the USAF and were stationed in France during the Korean War. After returning home from duty, they settled on a homestead, west of Salem. Pearl often got lost in her world of music, mostly behind her piano, even sharing her story in the statesman journal of her father surprising her with a new piano as a girl. Playing for her church family, many weddings and during the holidays, creating many fond memories that will live on with her family.

Pearl and Earle were both very active in their community, quick to donate their time and abilities to different organizations and events, including the local Grange, Right to Life Committee, West Salem Baptist Church, the Lioness Club, and Polk County Fair, where she got to display her talents in the kitchen as well as textiles alongside her daughter, Teresa Bacon.

Pearl is preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Howard and Cecil Moore, along with her loving husband, Earle Neal Johnson, and her daughter, Teresa Bacon. She is survived by her two sons Michael and Edward Johnson. Grandchildren: Tosha(Heath) Ferrando, Donni Johnson, Jed Johnson, Diane Johnson, Samantha(John) Davila, Abigail Johnson, Hannah(Brian) Allbee, Jacob Johnson. Great-Grandchildren: Blake and Maci Ferrando, Hunter Dean, Ezekiel and Caitlyn Allbee. She loved her family dearly, she will be missed in this life.

A memorial service will be held at 10:30 am on Saturday September 19th at Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center, 287 SW Washington ST.- Dallas, OR 97338 - In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Union Gospel Mission.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lavina 'Pearl' Pearl Johnson, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Lavina 'Pearl'

Service Details

  • Interment

    Willamette Memorial Park in Albany
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Willamette National Cemetery
    11800 SE Mt Scott Blvd
    Happy Valley, Oregon
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each

Subscribe to Updates

We encourage you to share any memorable photos or stories about Lavina 'Pearl'. All tributes placed on and purchased through this memorial website will remain on in perpetuity for generations.

Tribute Wall

Private Condolence
Would you like to attach a photo or video to your condolence?

No video recorded.

Provide comfort for the family of Lavina 'Pearl' Pearl Johnson by sending flowers.
Hand delivered by a local florist
Provide comfort for the family of Lavina 'Pearl' Pearl Johnson by sending flowers.
Hand delivered by a local florist

Make Memories Last

We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Lavina 'Pearl' here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.


Why light a candle?

This is why you should light a candle..

Share by: