In Memory

Betty Aschim (Johnson) - Class Of 1960

Betty Eileen Johnson 
(February 5, 1942 - January 17, 2012)



Betty E. Johnson passed away on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 due to complications related to unexpected heart failure. She went to meet the Lord, surrounded by family, friends, and the caring doctors and staff at Island Hospital. Betty was born in Sunburst, Montana, on February 5, 1942, to Lester and Dorothy Aschim. In 1958, she moved with her family to Anacortes, where she graduated in the Class of 1960. That same year she married her loving husband of over fifty years, Noel Johnson. Noel and Betty resided together on the shores of Lake Erie, where they raised two children. Betty was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, friend, and volunteer. She served as a volunteer at Island Hospital for fifteen years and was a caring Camp Fire and Cub Scout leader. Betty is preceded in death by her father, Lester Aschim; mother, Dorothy Aschim; and sister, Sylvia Aschim. She is survived by her husband Noel Johnson of Anacortes; daughter and son-in-law, Darla and Scott Martin of Stuttgart, Germany; son and daughter-in-law, Dale and Valerie Johnson of Bainbridge Island, WA; granddaughters, Lara McCallum of Los Angeles, CA, Chiara and Fiona Johnson of Bainbridge Island; and, her sisters, Donna Fugle of Cutbank, MT and Karen Glassman of Sedro Woolley, WA and their families. In addition, Betty leaves behind a large extended family and circle of friends. Special thanks is extended to the numerous family and friends who comforted Betty and her family over the past several days, as well as the superb doctors, nurses, and staff at Island Hospital. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Betty's life at the Anacortes Lutheran Church on Saturday, January 21, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., with a reception to follow. Memorial contributions in Betty’s name may be made to the Island Hospital Auxiliary, C/O Island Hospital Foundation, 1211–24th Street, Anacortes, WA 98221. Arrangements are in the care of Evans Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., Anacortes, WA and the San Juan Islands. To share memories of Betty, please sign the online guest register at