Margaret Warre Johnson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota on April 17, 1918, the daughter of Carl and Hilda Warre (Swedish immigrants) and older sister of brother Cliff. She graduated from South High School in Minneapolis. On April 26, 1941, she married Philip Johnson and they were married for 67 years. Soon after their wedding Philip entered the Air Force, so they moved to San Francisco where he was stationed. When Philip was transferred to Hawaii, Margaret moved back to Minneapolis until he ended his tour of duty. They were blessed with two adopted daughters, Barbara & Betty.
Philip and Margaret also lived in Chicago for 20 years. Margaret attended a craft fair and was so inspired by an artisan who hooked rugs that she taught herself rug hooking, which is an art using strips of dyed wool and burlap. Even though she had no formal training, she loved to attend workshops in Duluth, Minnesota and Decorah, Iowa. Getting together with other rug hookers was always a joy to her and she was always enthusiastic when displaying her rugs. Many of her rugs and other pieces she made were her own design. She won many ribbons including two Sweepstakes Ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair.
Margaret also enjoyed playing Scrabble, quilting, gardening and fishing at their cabin in Webster, Wisconsin, and home in Mora, Minnesota.
She was preceded in death by husband Philip. Survived by daughters, Barbara Johnson and Betty Roehl (Dan); grandchildren, Dane Roehl (Jan) and Dawn Roehl; great-grandchildren, Tiphanie, Erika, Jayden and Erin; brother, Cliff Warre and many other family and friends.