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Mrs. Patricia “Pat” Rufty Johnson, of China Grove, passed away Monday, Feb. 14, 2011, at Levine Dickson Hospice House in Huntersville.
Pat was born in Rowan County, a daughter of Marie Trexler Rufty of Salisbury and the late Henry Edward Rufty.
A loving daughter, wife, mother and grandmother, she was a graduate of North Rowan High School. She spent much of her time devoted to her passion for animals and their lives, including her own beloved dog, Wasabi.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dianne Rufty Hall.
Survivors in addition to her mother include her husband, Michael Johnson, whom she married Aug. 10, 1984; son Craig Steven Baker and wife Shannon of Denver; two grandchildren, Alexis Morgan Baker and Ashley Nicole Baker of Denver; brothers Michael Allen Rufty of Linwood and Terry Wayne Rufty of Salisbury.
A private Memorial Service will be held.
Memorials: May be made to No Kill Shelter, c/o Faithful Friends, P.O. Box 3097, Salisbury, NC 28145.
Carolina Cremation (formerly Evergreen Cremation Services) of Salisbury, NC is assisting the Johnson family. Online condolences may be made at www.mycarolinacremation.com