Caroline Johnson

Obituary of Caroline R. Boos Johnson


Caroline R. Boos Johnson, 87, of Birmingham, AL (formerly of Lake Bruce, IN) passed away Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Grandview Medical Center in Birmingham, AL.  She was born on June 13, 1933 in Chicago, IL to the late Freidel Henry and Bernice [Busch] Renee.  Caroline graduated from Kewanna High School in Kewanna, IN and attended Indiana University in Bloomington, IN.  She worked in the horsemanship department at Culver Military Academy in Culver, IN from 1967-1980, an administrative assistant for the American Librarians Association 1980-1984,  and as a project accountant at W.E. O’Neil Construction in Chicago from 1984 until her retirement in 1998. 

Caroline attended Leiter’s Ford United Methodist Church and Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where she and Paul were married.  She enjoyed singing with The Notables (along with her husband Paul and stepdaughter Lori).  She was also a member of a local Red Hat Ladies Club. Caroline enjoyed traveling with Paul, and together they toured many destinations in the U.S. and Europe.  Caroline and Paul also visited children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, sharing precious time with family, eating, talking, and playing cards.Caroline loved to read, swim, grow flowers, cook, and decorate her home. She also loved to visit antique shops.  She and Paul shared a passion for watching hummingbirds and a variety of other birds that visited the feeders on her back porch.


She is survived by:

Renee (James) Price, Glasgow, KY Daughter

Christina Major, Birmingham, AL Daughter

Timothy (Jennifer) Boos, Naperville, IL Son

4 Grandchildren: Whitney Marie (Jason) Woodcock, Jameson Manley (Jessie) Price, Allison Renee Boos, and Grant Timothy Boos

3 Great Grandchildren: Madison Grace Woodcock, Wyatt Jase Woodcock, and Brielle Renee Woodcock

Peter Renee, Dallas TX, Nephew

5 Step Children: Deborah (Jim) Barbour, Atlanta, GA, Andrea (Garry) Kloz, Lenexa, KS, Charles Johnson, Indianapolis, IN, Lori Johnson, Rochester, IN and Matthew (Shanda) Johnson, Salem, VA.


Preceded in death by:

Freidel Henry and Bernice [Busch] Renee, Parents

Edward Boos, Former Husband

Paul Johnson, Second Husband

Harvey Renee, Brother

Suzanne Renee, Niece



Graveside Services will be held at 1:00 PM EDT Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Lake Bruce, IN with Pastor Dave Sommers officiating.  All are welcome.


Memorial Contributions may be made to: Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association, Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church or Leiter’s Ford United Methodist Church.  


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Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.




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Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Pleasant Hill Cemetery
CR 700E 75N
Lake Bruce, Indiana, United States
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