Doris Mae Johnsen of Grass Valley died Aug. 14 at Renown Rehab Hospital in Reno, Nev. She was 85.

Visitation will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Aug. 22, at Hooper & Weaver Mortuary in Nevada City. Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m., Aug. 22. Burial will take place at Greenwood Memorial “Garden of Prayers.”

Mrs. Johnsen was born Oct. 27, 1922, in Mineral Wells, Texas, to Ira and Rita Still. She attended high school in Texas. She married Roy A. Johnsen on Jan. 4, 1946, in Reno, Nev.

Mrs. Johnsen worked as a link instructor for Royal Air Force during World War II. She also was a pilot in her own right. She was a photo editor with the Sunnyvale Standard and San Jose Mercury News. She also owned her own floral business. Her interests included gardening, church work, floral arranging, family, photography and politics. She was loving and selfless, and was always concerned with others.

Mrs. Johnsen is survived by her daughters Rita Williams of Dayton, Nev., and Rebecca Johnsen of Gardenerville, Nev.; son-in-law, Frank Williams of Dayton, Nev.; son, Ronald Johnsen of Denver, Colo.; daughter-in-law, Sandy Johnsen of Denver; grandsons Paul Freeman and Scott Johnsen; granddaughters Rachel Freeman and Heather Williams, and great-grandson Carlitos Cabastran.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy A. Johnsen, and son, Roy A. Johnsen Jr.

Arrangements are under the direction of Hooper & Weaver Mortuary

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