Bobby Wells, exhibiting member in mixed media, passed away Saturday, January 3rd. Piedmont Craftsmen members will remember her as a warm, kind & generous person, and a wonderful craftsperson whose work was imbued with her own spirituality.
She is survived by her husband, Bob Johnson; her daughters, Cedar & Willow, & their spouses and children. There will be a memorial service at 3 PM on Sunday, January 11, at the Celo Friends Meeting, followed by a reception at Arthur Morgan School at 5 PM.
Condolences can be sent to the family at 520 Firefly Dr., Burnsville, NC 28714.
From the Asheville Citizen-Times, January 8, 2009:
Burnsville, N.C. – Barbara Wells Johnson, 61, of Burnsville, died Saturday, January 3, 2009, after a long, courageous odyssey with breast cancer. She left this world as peacefully as she walked through it.
A native of Providence, R.I., she attended Lincoln School and then went on to graduate from Mills College in Ca. While attending Penland School of Crafts, she decided Western N. C. was where she wanted to spend her life.
She had a love of all things beautiful and was a gifted craftsperson and spiritual teacher.
She was a member of the Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild, Piedmont Craftsmen Guild and the Carolina Designer Craftsmen.
Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Robert M. Johnson, daughters, Willow Burgess-Johnson of Asheville,N.C. and Cedar Johnson of Celo, N.C., stepchildren, Tara Flemming of San Diego, Ca.and Eric Johnson of Tucson, AZ., brother, Jody Wells of West Kingston, RI, sister, Taffy Wells of Juneau, AK., grandchildren, Hazel, Naomi, Zoe, Callie, Leif, Arden, Lake, Isabelle and Thomas.
Asheville Mortuary Services is caring for the Johnson Family
An on-line register is available at ashevillemortuaryservices.com