Lydia Anne "Butter" Johnson Obituary
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Lydia Anne Johnson (Reno, Nevada), born in Battle Mountain, Nevada, who passed away on October 22, 2020, at the age of 65, leaving to mourn family and friends. Leave a sympathy message to the family on the memorial page of Lydia Anne Johnson to pay them a last tribute. You may also light a candle in honor of Lydia Anne Johnson.
Lydia Anne Johnson was born on October 16th, 1955 in Battle Mountain NV. She was the fourth child of six born to James T Johnson SR and Glenda L Blossom, her brothers and sisters are Janice Audry Johnson, Lyle Buel Johnson, Deborah Jean Johnson, LaVona Kay Johnson, and James T Johnson Jr. In her childhood years she visited her Grandmothers ranch in Lee NV , where she helped out her grandmother by feeding the chickens, cows, or even some chores around the house.
As she grew older into her teen years she loved to hang out with family friend Johnny Etchabarren who taught her a few things not only how to ride and maintain the horses, but how to rope, and also taught her how to drive. Johnny and Lydia were always together as Lydia was learning new things everyday, even helping out at licking ranch from time to time. Lydia went to Battle Mountain High School, in those four years Lydia was active in a few things such as, Rainbow Girls Club, Track, Volley Ball, Basket Ball, and Rodeo Club, and finally Graduated in the year of 1973.
In the summer of 1976, Lydia had Met Dennis Sam, with a daughter of her own Nicole T Johnson, then had 3 kids after, Lila M Sam, Jason O.E. Sam, and Moriah K Sam, At that time Lydia loved to do many things with her family such as go fishing, or camping, and being out in the hills, the one thing she did love was CHRISTMAS, Lydia really loved to decorate for that, she also loved baking with her kids and grandkids, wether it was baking all month long or going crazy making so many dozens of sugar cookies the night before, her kids would help out as much as they could but also got overwhelmed by how many dozens that were already done and yet still how many more dozens to go (Hahahah).
Lydia loved to be with her family, and friends no matter time of day, special occasion or Holliday, when she wasn’t around her friends or family there was no one she would rather be with than her dogs, Lydia loved her dogs as much as her family if not more, the dogs were so spoiled she babied every one of them, instead of buying something needed for the house she would buy her dogs toys, or treats, but that was Lydia, Lydia cared & worried more about others then herself, if you knew her like I did you would all agree, she is a very kind hearted woman who never said no to you unless you were one of the grounded kids (hahah) even then it was hard for Lydia to stay no.
Lydia always made people smile or laugh when she could, every one knew Lydia for her famous Indian tacos, or just for the person she was, always happy always smiling ever so sweet, kind and caring. If you grew up here in Battle Mountain you Know Lydia or BUTTER.
The world as you know it is a sadder place with out the love, laughter, and kindness of Lydia Johnson (Butter) in our lives, but Lydia has touched our hearts in more ways then one, and has left us with many memories we will cherish forever. May you journey well Lydia and watch over your friends and family. THANK YOU !!!!
To send any sympathy cards flowers or any donations please send to 119 Eagle Dr Battle mountain NV, 89820 thanks....
Viewing was held on Thursday, October 29th 2020 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM at the Burns Funeral Home and Memorial Garden (895 Fairgrounds Road, Elko, Nevada 89801).