Rachel Denise (Walker) Johnson was born Nov. 21, 1974, in Casper, to Harold and Jean Walker. She was taken from us Friday, Jan. 1. Rachel lived in Casper from birth until her senior year in 1992, when she moved to Texas with her family. Eventually, Rachel moved back to Wyoming in 2005, for the remainder of her life.
She studied at Casper College and Western Wyoming, earning an associate’s degree in general studies. But most of all, she loved learning of strange and unique things in our world.
Rachel had many adventures in her employment. She had been a secretary, teacher, CNA and held various medical positions. At the time of her passing, she was a property manager in Evanston. She had been a member of Esther Chapter No. 9 Order of Eastern Star since 2017.
Rachel drew people to her without fail; in other words, making new friends was no challenge for her. She was a gamer and developed many lifelong friends around the world. Although they never met face-to-face, they did heart-to-heart. To them and many more, Rachel (Dearest Sugar) was a wonderful friend with a beautiful spirit. Outspoken, unique, strong willed, and one in a million.
Rachel was always a fierce advocate for animals and people from all walks of life. She was not afraid to challenge hypocrisy and injustice. Rachel loved her big family in all its parts. The loves of her life are her two beautiful daughters and young granddaughter. All her family adored Rachel in return.
Rachel is survived by her daughters, Madisyn and Alana Johnson; granddaughter, Haidyn; her mother, Jean Walker; sisters, Kimmy Walker; Kelly Rasnake and her husband, Josh; Kayla Pile and her husband, Tim; brothers, Mike Walker and wife Amy; and Casey Walker and wife Kristina; nephews, Ethan and Evan; nieces, Haylie, Juliana, Kendall, Britney, Marissa and soon, Kennedy; and William (Will) Wilde, a companion and friend, who loved Rachel’s daughters as his own.
She is preceded in death by her father, Harold L. Walker.
Rachel influenced all our lives with her light and love. She will forever be a part of our hearts, minds and souls.
A celebration of life will be held from 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 15, at Crandall Funeral Home in Evanston. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Rachel’s name to the American Diabetes Association or the ASPCA organization for abused animals.
Condolences may be made at www.crandallfhevanston.com.