Marcella Johnson

Sept. 18, 1945-March 9, 2021

Marcella “Sallie” John-

son, 75, Minot, (formerly

of Des Lacs), passed away

peacefully on Tuesday,

March 9, 2021, at her

daughter’s home in

Spokane, WA surrounded

by her children.

Sallie was born Sep-

tember 18, 1945, in Minot

to Herbert “Herb” and

Emma (Asmundson)

Schultz. She was raised

and educated in Berthold.

Sallie graduated from

Berthold High School in


Sallie was joined in

marriage to Dennis “Mike”

Brayson on May 29, 1965.

They made their home in

Hawthorne, NV. Tragical-ly, Sallie was widowed on

September 30, 1966.

Shortly after, she gave

birth to their daughter

Tandi, and they moved

back to Berthold where

she attended JAHR’s

Beauty School and at-

tained her cosmetology


On September 6, 1969,

Sallie married Richard

“Dick” Johnson. Sallie and

Dick had 2 children of

their own and raised all 3

kids in Des Lacs. She kept

an immaculate home,

yard, and garden (even

won yard of the year

when that was still a

thing). In 1994, they

moved to Minot. Sallie

worked as a hairdresser

for several years, finishing

her career at Shear Magic

working with her very

dear friend Darla Jost. Sal-

lie was best known for her

painting and cleaning; she

had a tremendous work

ethic and was one of the

hardest working people

around. She owned and

operated S&K

Painting/Cleaning and

worked primarily with

IPM until she retired in


Sallie attended Our Sa-

vior Lutheran Church,

Minot. She bowled on a

lady’s league at North Hill

Bowl for several years.

She enjoyed visiting her

children in Spokane, trav-

eling with her family,

lunch with friends, and

getting together with her

sisters and family. Sallie

loved spending time in

the sun and ‘puttering’

around her yard tending

to her flowers during the

summer. She also enjoyed

shopping and finding a

good ‘gunga’! She never

said no to a quick trip to

the casino and always en-

joyed laughing and visit-

ing with family and


Sallie was known for

her generosity and hospi-

tality and of course, that

beautiful smile. Everyone

that knew Sallie would

agree she was a fancy


Thank you to all our

family and friends who

have held us up in prayer

and showered us with

love during this exceed-

ingly difficult time.

Sallie’s loving family

includes: Children, Tandi

(Steve) Brayson-Foster,

Spokane, WA, Devin

(Nancy) Johnson,

Spokane, WA, and Tiff

(Justina & Jarrett) John-

son, Minot; sisters,

Geraine (Marvin) Johnson,

Stanley, ND and Janice

(David) Hayer, Mandan,

ND; Brother, Kenneth

(Carol) Schultz, Coulee,

ND; sisters in law, Joan

(Michael) Thames, Taco-

ma, WA, Patsy (Maynard)

Anderson, Carpio, ND,

and LaJuana (Ed) Lech,

Fargo, ND; brother in law,

Randy (Linda) Johnson,

Cross Lake, MN; several

nieces, nephews,


great-nephews, cousins

and friends.

Sallie was preceded in

death by: her husbands,

Dennis “Mike” Brayson

and Richard “Dick” John-

son; parents, Herbert and

Emma Schultz; her sister,

Deloris Holtz; her broth-

ers, Edward, Herbert,

Merton and Verlund


Graveside service: Sa-

turday, June 19th, 2021, at

1:00 p.m. at Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Celebration of Life: Im-

mediately following the

graveside service on Sa-

turday, June 19th, 2021,

from 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the

Columbian Club, 2601 N

Broadway, Minot.

A delayed streaming of

the service will be avail-

able for viewing on June

20, 2021 by accessing her

obituary page at



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