Marcella was born in Louisville, Kentucky to Charlie and Anise Johnson. She was raised in Michigan and later moved to Arizona to raise her boys. While in Arizona, she met the love of her life, Daniel Peterson. They were married and eventually settled in Jerome. Marcella enjoyed reading and gardening and loved to play the slot machines in Jackpot. She especially loved spending time with her family and her little dogs.
Marcella is survived by her husband, Daniel Peterson; her children, Russell (Michelle) Bowen, Todd Bowen, Craige (Deborah) Bowen, Gerald (Christie) Odell, Joedy (Greg) Lawrence, Chad Peterson and Danyell (Mauricio) Diaz. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, extended family members and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, James, Artis and Raymond Johnson and her sister, Anna Mae Johnson.
A Celebration of Marcella's Life will be conducted at 3:00 P.M., Saturday August 25, 2012, at Farnsworth Mortuary Chapel, 1343 South Lincoln, Jerome.