Nov 12, 1934 - Dec 29, 2012 PIEDMONT Carole (Blake) Johnson, 78, went home to meet Jesus on December 29, 2012, in Oklahoma City, OK. She was born November 12, 1934, in Richmond, VA, the daughter of George Blake and Vivian (Smith) Blake. She married John E. Johnson on March 3, 1968, in St. Paul, MN, and at that moment, they became a family of 13 and lived in Menomonie, WI. In June of 1970, they relocated the entire group to Bethany, OK and began a new life. Music and singing with her family was her passion. She liked nothing better than to hear her kids and grandkids sing. In 1977, Jack and Carole moved to Piedmont, OK. She was very involved in Piedmont Church of the Nazarene, where they were charter members. Over the years, she was the church pianist and sang faithfully in many of the services. She is survived by her husband, Jack; 11 children and spouses; 32 grandchildren; and 46 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Friday, January 4, 2013, at Western Oaks Church of the Nazarene. Memorial contributions may be made to the Carole Johnson Memorial Fund at F&M Bank, Piedmont, OK. To share a memory or condolence, visit

Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 1, 2013