Evelyn (Dolly) Marcel Stark McKnight Johnson, 96, of Amarillo, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011.
Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 at Llano Cemetery with Jason Huntington of Hospice Care of the Southwest officiating. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
Evelyn was born April 26, 1915 in Iola, Kansas to Dutch and Anna Stark. They moved to Amarillo during Evelyn’s teen years. Evelyn was named “Dolly” by her older sister Helen.
She would say her proudest accomplishment was raising two families. Charlotte Ann McKnight was born from to Dolly and Robert McKnight and Tom Johnson was born to Dolly and Allen Johnson on Dolly’s 38th birthday. Terry Johnson was born 2 years later. Dolly lived in California for a short time, but returned to Amarillo with Charlotte during the dust bowl. Dolly and Allen spent their retirement years traveling and enjoying the US in their trailer.
Dolly was predeceased by two husbands, Robert McKnight and Allen Johnson and her son, Terry Johnson.
Dolly is survived by her daughter Charlotte McKnight Smith, and her son Thomas Allen Johnson. She also leaves 2 granddaughters, Susan Horton Bruno, Cindi Smith Kirchhoff and great grandchildren Chad Horton, Kristin Wood, Maggie Kirchhoff and one great-great-granddaughter, Sadie Wood.