A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm on Friday, April 24, 2015 at LaGrone Funeral Chapel for Lori Ann Johnson, age 55, of Roswell who passed away on April 20, 2015. A funeral service will be held 9:00 am, April 25, 2015 at Grace Community Church. Pastor Rick Hale will officiate.
Lori was born November 5, 1959 to Harold and Juanez Broughton in Austin, TX. She graduated from Coahoma High School in 1977. She began her college journey at Hardin Simmons University in Abilene TX, where she earned her bachelor's degree in Religious Education. Lori met Steve at Hardin University and they married on July 2, 1983. She earned her second bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Eastern New Mexico University.
Lori loved her husband, daughters and her grandchildren, they were her life. She enjoyed cooking and her most memorable dish was her color pancakes, which many of her students will remember. Lori's calling in life was to teach, she touched so many lives in her classroom that echo throughout her student's lives. She wanted to see everything and loved traveling and learning all she could. Some of her travel highlights included Alaska, Wyoming's TeTon Mountains, the Caribbean's and many others.
Left behind to cherish her memory is her husband, Steve; her mother, Juanez; daughters Audrey Knudsen and her husband Chris; Ashlea Daniels and her husband Jeremy; brother, Bruce Broughton; grandchildren, Chris Knudsen IV, Wyatt Knudsen, Erik Knudsen, Ryder Daniels, Grayson Knudsen, Easton Daniels, Owen Carter Daniels.
Lori is preceded in death by her father, Harold Broughton; brother, Jack Broughton; grandmother, Myrlene Rogers (GranGran).
Pallbearers will be Ron Tidmore, Kelly Rogers, Del Jurney, Justin McGallian, Chris Knudsen, Jeremy Daniels, Brandon Rogers and David Jimenez.
Honorary Pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren and Alan Gedde.
Memorials may be made in Lori's name to Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance at www.tsalliance.org
Arrangements are under the personal care of LaGrone Funeral Chapel.
Online condolences may be made at www.lagronefuneralchapels.com