Johnson, Constance Lou 4/13/1947 - 2/4/2023 Constance "Connie" Lou Johnson, ne Carter, died peacefully in her home in Delton, Michigan, on Saturday, February 4, 2023, in the loving company of family. Connie was born on April 13, 1947, in Lansing, Michigan, to Myrtha M. (Klaiber) and Robert J. Carter. She was the eldest of seven children. She was raised in Midland, MI, and graduated from Midland High School in 1965. Connie graduated from Western Michigan University in 1969 with a teaching degree in early education. She married Daniel Johnson in 1979. She taught kindergarten and first grade at Tobey Elementary School of the Vicksburg, MI, school system and retired after 30 years of teaching. Connie is predeceased by her parents, Robert J. Carter and Myrtha M. Carter, ne Klaiber, of Midland, MI; her husband, Daniel Johnson, of Delton, MI; and her brother, Eric A. Carter, of Midland, MI. She is survived by five of her siblings, John (Silvia) Carter of Midland, MI; Robert J. Carter, Jr., of Delton, MI; Nicholas J. Carter, of Delton, MI; Myrthann (Mark) Francisco, of Midland, MI; Christopher K. (Jennifer) Carter, of Rochester, NY; her sister-in-law, Kay E. Carter, of Midland, MI; her brothers-in-law, Larry Johnson, Ron Johnson, and Bill Johnson; and her beloved nephews and nieces, Alison Carter, Erica (Zia) Shook, Megan Carter, Alexandria Francisco, Nina (Matt) Scott, Jay Carter, Matt Carter, Ariel Francisco, Olivia Carter, Madison Carter, Andrew Carter, Dane Carter, Marcus Francisco, and Matthias Francisco. Connie had a nurturing heart for her entire family and was a friend for life to all who knew her. A kind, caring, beautiful soul, Connie showed unwavering support and love to everyone in her life. She was always thinking of her family's well-being and devotedly cared for her parents in their old age. Connie loved to visit Lake Michigan with Dan and to spend time at the family homestead with her loved ones. Her husband Dan, a carpenter, built the house they lived in on property connecting to the Carter family farm. Connie had a graceful way of living and loved the natural, peaceful environment of her home. She was a lover of nature and animals; she enjoyed watching the songbirds and wildlife that appeared on her land and took great care of her cats, dogs, and chickens (survived by cats Ben and Rayn). The family asks you to consider sending donations in memory of Connie to her favorite animal hospital, Hart Animal Hospital, in Middleville, MI. Arrangements by Girrbach Funeral Home. To leave an online condolence visit www.girrbachfuneralhome.net.