Deer Park Tribune
February 1, 2023, Othilia “Tillie” Johnson ( Walter) went home to be
with the Lord. Tillie was born on March 23, 1936, in Dun County North
Dakota at the home of her parents George and Catherine (Hutmacher)
Walter. Tillie was the 2nd of 7 children. Fran Martinez of Marysville WA.,
Joe (Amy) of Hayden ID., Sally Axtell ( Jim) Coeur d'Alene ID., Lillian Knapp
(Dale) Coeur d'Alene ID., David (Donna) of Washington UT, and Linda
Naismith (Don) of Buckeye AZ.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Jay Dougherty, father
and mother George and Catherine, brother Joseph Walter, and husband
of 30 years Lyle H. Johnson.
She is survived by her Children, Gary Jay Dougherty Jr. ( Teresa) of Deer
Park WA., Terry Dougherty (Heidi) of Deer Park, WA., and Del
Dougherty ( Virginia) of Ocean Shores WA. Her grandchildren, Trevor
Dougherty (Carissa), Shayne Thacker ( Jay), Chelsea Zacher (Matt),
Matthew Dougherty (Amanda) and Heather Lewis ( Jessie). Her brother
David, and sisters Fran, Sally, Lillian, and Linda. Tillie is also survived by
her 12 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
When Gary and Tillie were raising their 3 boys in the 60's and early 70's they ran a very successful and
prominent dairy farm west of Deer Park, called Hazelwood Dairy. Gary passed away leaving Tillie with 3
young boys. The dairy dissolved and she took her boys and moved to California with her in- laws, that
didn't last but for a little while and she brought her family back home to Deer Park. Later she met and
married Lyle Johnson, they moved to Otis Orchards WA. Where they lived for several years before
moving back to Deer Park. Tillie and Lyle were both very involved with the Eagles lodge, enjoying the
CBRV group, bowling and being members of the Auxiliary, she was even voted Madam President of the
Deer Park Aerie Eagles Lodge. Tillie will be greatly missed by all who loved her.
There will be a celebration of life scheduled later. iOe” th Jiolihan s“oTnill