Evansville - Patricia "Pat" Ellen (Radcliffe) Johnson age 64 died December 3, 2012. A bright light has gone out. Beloved family member and friend, Pat, was born September 12, 1948, at Madison General Hospital the daughter of Robert B. Radcliffe and Rosemary P. (Garner) Radcliffe.
Pat grew up in Excelsior, Wisconsin and graduated from Blue River High School. She married Eric Johnson in Verona, Wisconsin on August 5, 1972. Pat worked at University of Wisconsin-Hospitals and Clinics as a nursing and then medical assistant for 38 years. She retired in 2008.
Pat is survived by her husband Eric and two children; Bradley (Mindy) of Fennimore and Rebecca of Madison, grand-daughter Brystol of Fennimore; two sisters, Nancy (Bob) Anderson of Richland Center and Roselynn Morsi (Kamal, deceased) of Londonderry, NH; Uncle, John Garner of Richland Center, cousins, Susan and JoAnn Garner of Arizona; father and mother-in-law, Donald and Fonda Johnson of Stoughton; brother-in-law, Neil Johnson (Pam), sisters-in-law, Barbara Puryear (Boyce), Kristi Margis (Steve) and Maxine Johnson plus several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents, brother-in-law, Donnie Johnson; mother-in-law, Shirley Johnson, aunt, Shirley Garner and an old dear friend, Debbie Cosby.
Pat had a zest for life, and a strong faith in the Lord. She was a born mimic, wit and story teller with a superb sense of humor. She loved to read, shop and dance and she had an avid interest in quilting. However, her greatest joys were her children, Brad and Becky, whom she adored and doted on. She will be deeply missed.
A visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Monday, December 10, 2012 at Cress Funeral Home, 3610 Speedway Rd., Madison, WI, 53705. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, with visitation from 10:00 am until the time of service at the funeral home.
The family wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks to Agrace Hospicecare of Janesville, Wisconsin for their exceptional care to Pat and support to the family. In lieu of flowers that family suggests that memorials in Pat's name may be made to Agrace HospiceCare Inc.