Betty Jean Johnson Auman

Published 3:56 pm Friday, February 1, 2013

Jean Auman of Saluda, NC entered into the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ on Jan. 27, 2013, after battling Alzheimer’s disease for over ten years.

Jean was born on May 25th, 1930, in Spartanburg, SC to Cordelia and William Eric Johnson. Jean is preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold W. Auman and her son Cal Auman.

She graduated from Converse College in 1951.  Jean was first and foremost an exceptionally wonderful wife, mother, and friend.  Jean was an accomplished pianist, serving Bethel Methodist Church for years.  Always selfless and giving, her passionate, profound love for her family, friends, and God will be a lasting legacy for all who were privileged to know her.  Her family expresses deep gratitude to the staff of Autumn Care in Saluda, NC who lovingly cared for her since 2006.

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She is survived by her son Wayne Auman, Jr. and his wife Wendy Donnelly Auman,  daughter Laura Auman Anderson and her husband RJ Anderson, five grandsons; Joey Bercik and Connor, Tristan, Trevor, and Grayson Auman.

We invite you to attend a celebration of her vibrant life on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Hendersonville First Baptist Church, 312 5th Ave., Hendersonville, NC. Reception to follow.

An online guest register is available at

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.