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March 30, 1943 ~ February 20, 2022. Johnna Kay Belz, age 78, passed away February 20, 2022, in Bend, Oregon, at The Hospice House

CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Johnna Kay BelzJohnna Kay Belz, age 78, passed away February 20, 2022, in Bend, Oregon, at The Hospice House, comforted by her two daughters, who will forever love and miss her, and the wonderful staff at The Hospice House.

She was born March 30, 1943, in Lewiston, Idaho, to Owen and Maythelle Howard. Johnna graduated from Lewiston High School in 1961. She was married to Fred Bushong for 20 years, and they had two daughters, Patty and Cindy. The young family lived in Lewiston, Idaho, Eugene, Eagle Point and Medford and on Guam, before settling in Prineville.

She worked in Prineville for more than 30 years at a local molding mill, until she retired in 2008 at the age of 65. Johnna married Dick Belz on August 1, 2008, in Pioneer Park, in Bend. She enjoyed classic car club activities with him and enjoyed keeping their yard beautiful and flower gardening, until her health restricted her from those activities. Johnna kept an eye on hers and Dick' s cul-de-sac and adored their neighbors.

Johnna was preceded in death by her parents, Owen and Maythelle Howard; her brother, Robert Howard; and her beloved aunties and uncles.

Johnna is survived by her husband and care giver for the last few years, Richard "Dick" Belz of Redmond and his extended family; daughters and sons-in-law, Patty and Steve Bachman of Baker City and Cindy and Glenn Porter of Liberty Hill, Texas; grandchildren, James Bachman and Stephanie (Nate) Petrucci of Baker City, Erin Bachman of Boise, Idaho, Andrew Porter of Liberty Hill, Texas and Lydia Porter of Austin, Texas; and great-grandchildren, Colbi and Hoyt Bachman, and Bryson and Emmett Petrucci, all of Baker City, Oregon. She is also survived by four cousins and their families, Steve , Don and Doug Spedden, and Jane Conrad.

No service was conducted. Cremation services were under the direction of Autumn Funerals of Bend

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