Doreen was born on March 15, 1932 to Charlie and Dora (nee Nutt) Moore in Saskatoon, SK. She grew up in Saskatoon attending Princess Public School, Bedford Road Collegiate, and later graduating from the Saskatoon Technical College. Doreen was especially fond of music and she obtained her degree in Music and Music Theory from the Royal Canadian Conservatory of Music. She loved to play the piano and she self-taught herself to play the organ, and she used this knowledge to teach piano and organ lessons for many years. As well as teaching, she worked as an assistant to a Podiatrist, and then for the Saskatchewan Land Titles office in Saskatoon. Doreen was very involved in her church youth group at Wesley United Church in Saskatoon. On June 20, 1959, she married Myron Johnson and together they started their family. Myron was in the military and for 25 years Doreen spent her time as a military wife, having many different experiences living at different bases, towns and cities. When Myron left the military, they settled on a farm near LeRoy, SK, where they spent the next 40 years. In 2016, they retired from farming and moved into Humboldt, SK. Doreen was a strong supporter of the United Church of Canada her entire life. Over the years she played the piano and organ for church services, weddings and funerals. She had many hobbies and interests which included music, reading, crosswords, and travelling.