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Jeannette Johnson Levig

 
November 29, 2021

Jeannette Johnson Levig took the hand of Jesus November 23, 2021, and entered her final rest. Viewing will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 7, at Bonners Ferry Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 8, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6784 Cody Street, Bonners Ferry, with interment to follow at Grandview Cemetery.

She was born April 23, 1926, in Zearing, Iowa, to Dwight Elmo Johnson and Mabel (Armstrong) Johnson.

After graduating from Lincoln Township in Zearing, she studied at various colleges and graduated with a geology degree at age 46.

She married Edwin Lincks in 1944 in Chesterland, Ohio, and had four children. After the dissolving of this marriage, she married Leslie H. Levig in 1959 and moved to Bonners Ferry. To this marriage was born one daughter.

In 1972, Les and Jeannette, with their two youngest daughters, returned to Bonners Ferry where they have lived ever since with the exception of a year that they spent in Tanzania, Africa, as volunteers for the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.

Jeannette had been very involved with the Girl Scout programs in her youth through 1961. She later transferred this energy to teaching Sunday School and working with foreign exchange students through the Youth for Understanding program.

She loved to work in her yard, paint, travel and study. She also loved pursuing her family history.

She was preceded in death by both parents, brothers Everett and Donald Johnson, sons Dennis and Donald Lincks and one still-born son, her husband, Leslie, and grandson Timothy Lincks.

Surviving are her daughters Cathy Hatcher and husband Rick, Afton, Tennessee, Beth Butters and husband Leslie, Bonners Ferry, and Lynn Self and husband Ron, Naples, daughters-in-law, Rona and Sharon Lincks, both of Bonners Ferry, seven grandchildren and their spouses and numerous great as well as great-great grandchildren.

Memorials can be made to the Ed Project in Zambia, Africa, or by dropping a check off at ET Wireless, 6665 Main Street, Bonners Ferry.

The family would like to thank the staff at Sunset Home for their loving, attentive care of our mother during her final months.

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