Joyce Johnson leaves influential La Conner legacy


March 20, 2024

An elderly woman sits with a young relative in a blooming tulip field

Joyce Johnson enjoys time amid blooming tulips with one of her young relatives.

Daffodils have bloomed and tulips aren't far behind. Soon, thousands of people will descend upon the La Conner flats to enjoy vividly colored fields here.

It's hard to imagine, any among the throngs of visitors appreciating the striking spring landscape more than Joyce Johnson, long a bright and engaging fixture with the La Conner Civic Garden Club and related organizations at the local, district and state levels. Johnson recently died at age 105.

"Joyce was most certainly a treasure to all who knew her," said Kim Good-Rubenstein, president of the La Conner Civic Garden Club. "Her legacy ca...

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