Peggy Johnson, a long time resident of the Skokomish Valley and wife to Wes Johnson, died this past Saturday. Funeral services are expected to be held at the Baptist Church she attended on Cota Street in Shelton on Saturday, possibly around 1:00 p.m.
Peggy was elected as State Representative in the 35th District. She ran on the Republican ticket, was active in local civic affairs, and floated a bill to allow gravel mining in the Skokomish River to help ameliorate the frequent flooding there. The bill failed to materialize for lack of funding. Her husband, Wes, was elected for a term as Mason County Commissioner soon after Mrs. Johnson lost her bid for reelection.