Iva Lee Foster Johnson, 83

December 01, 2008

DEC. 20, 1924-NOV. 29, 2008

FREDERICK, Md. - Mrs. Iva Lee Foster Johnson, 83, of Frederick, passed away Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, among family in Rohrersville.

She was the wife of the late Jacob M. Johnson Jr., who passed away Nov. 26, 2007. They were married for 64 years.

She was born on Dec. 20, 1924, in Charles Town, W.Va., and she was a daughter of the late John H. and Beatrice M. Snapp Foster.


Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Buckeys-town United Methodist Church on Route 85 in Buckeystown. She was a homemaker and loved helping and being with her family and friends.

She volunteered with the Frederick Memorial Hospital at the information desk for 25 years and was a member of the auxiliary of the hospital. She was a life member of the Auxiliary of the Carroll Manor Fire Company in Adamstown.

She is survived by one son, Jacob Middleton "Jakie" Johnson III, and his wife, Catherine, of Thurmont; one daughter, Phyllis Lee Baker, and her husband, David, of Rohrersville; two sisters, Evelyn Alger of Boonsboro and Meta Foster and husband, Robert, of Martinsburg, W.Va.; grandchildren, Kimberly Reed and husband, Alan, of Braddock Heights, Jacob M. "Jay" Johnson IV and wife, Laura, of Keymar, Paul Houck Jr. and wife, Heather, of Jefferson, Patricia Shoemaker and husband, James "BJ," of Rohrersville, and Mark, Dawn and Erick Baker, all of Frederick; great-grandchildren, Lauren, Alason and Arianna Reed, Justina Johnson, Anthony Harrison, Robert Poleto, Camden and Carson Houck, and Jamie Shoemaker; and a number of nieces and nephews. She will be fondly remembered by Melody Castle and her children, Todd, Jenna, and Ryan of Sykesville.

She was preceded in death by an infant son and two brothers, Hesbia C. Foster and Clyde W. Foster.

Her family expresses their gratitude to her doctors and to Hospice of Washington County.

Friends may call Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2008, from 3 to 9 p.m. at Keeney and Basford Funeral Home, 106 E. Church St., Frederick, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2008, at 10 a.m. in the Etchison Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. The Rev. Linda W. Healy, pastor of Buck-eystown United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Frederick. Pallbearers will be Jacob "Jay" Johnson IV, Paul Houck Jr., Mark Baker, Erick Baker, Alan Reed and James "BJ" Shoemaker Jr.

Online condolences may be shared with her family at

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Buckeystown United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 399, Buckeystown, MD 21717.

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