Birdie Ellen Provence, born March 7, 1955 in Yakima, Wa, passed away March 7, 2020 in Auburn, Wa from complications of lung disease, surrounded by family. Birdie was a lifelong Washingtonian, the 8th child of 9 born to Lucy Lee Provence. She was a loving mother & grandmother, dedicated sister and devoted daughter. Birdie opened her home and heart to all. Her passion was cooking for her family, and as a Lunch Lady. Birdie maintained many family traditions, including an annual family reunion and sisters trip passed down from her mother, Lucy. She leaves behind a loving husband of 37yrs Michael Johnson. And Kids: Sherril Johnson, Michael Oyer (and wife Ginger their children Kenny and Dylan Eugley) Shannon (And husband Tom Crawford, son Xander Crawford) Adam (and wife Julianna Johnson and daughter Lucy), daughter in law (Alana and kids Jonah, Kayla and Kevin), and countless wayward children she collected over the years. Her Siblings: Ruby (and Husband Les Rogers), Sister in Law Kay Provence, Lita Steward (and Husband Jeff), Ann (and Husband Al Dodd), and brother Ed Provence. She is preceded in death by both parents, Son Doug Johnson, Sister Vi Prather, Brother William Provence, Sister Freddie Lou Provence, Brother Joe Provence.
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