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Carmela Kristina Jurgensen Johnson

Carmela Kristina Jurgensen Johnson, 48, passed away August 31, 2018. Visitation will be held Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Hamilton’s on Westown Parkway, 3601 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines, IA and the funeral service on Friday, September 14 at 11:00 a.m. at Faith Chapel, 6000 Douglas Avenue in Des Moines. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines.

Carmela was born May 7, 1970 in Rapid City, SD to Beverly (Heyer) and Jack Jurgensen. The family soon moved to Iowa where Carmela graduated from Ankeny High School and then attended DMACC studying child development and graduating as a CNA. Carmela was a unique woman and full of life. She loved working with people in the customer service field, with children, and people with special needs. She had her own daycare for a time and most recently worked for Walmart. Carmela was a multicultural individual with a deep love for Africa and its people, and possessed a strong belief in God. Carmela also loved animals and reading.

She will be greatly missed by her sons, R.C. and Denver Taylor; her husband, George Johnson; her parents, Beverly Pate and Jack (Debbie) Jurgensen; step-children, Precious, Abel, Grace and Leelia Johnson; siblings, Darynda (Daniel “Shuwb”) Spencer, and Travis (Melissa Strunk) Pate; and many other family members and friends. Carmela was preceded in death by her grandparents, Chris and Mildred Heyer, Roy and Betty Jurgensen; and her step-daughter, Bernice Johnson.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the family. Condolences may be expressed at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.

Service Details

Visitation:
Thursday, September 13, 2018
5:00 to 7:00 pm
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
Service:
Friday, September 14, 2018
11:00 am
Faith Chapel
6000 Douglas Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50322
Disposition:
Friday, September 14, 2018
Burial
Glendale Cemetery
Des Moines, Iowa
Arrangements:
Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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