A. Janet Johnson

August 1934 – July 2013

Janet was born in Irwin, California in her parent’s farmhouse. She earned a BA Degree in elementary education from San Jose State University. She taught first and second grades in Alum Rock, Campbell, Valley Christian, and Germany.

She and her husband were stationed, and married, August 24 & 25 by American and German law, in Kitzingen, Germany. They were married for fifty-six years.

Janet enjoyed traveling and had a deep love for animals and the San Francisco Giants. Besides the many family trips throughout California, she and her husband returned to Europe, biking in Holland, visiting Italy, traveling in France, and being with relatives in Sweden (Jan was 100% Swedish). She and her husband also housed several exchange students from around the Globe as well as many animals in their home throughout the years.

Janet was dearly loved by everyone including neighbors, friends, family, church members, and students she taught.

She lost three siblings before she passed: Stanford, Florence, and Bud. Jan is survived by her husband Stanley Bruce Johnson, her son Tim (wife Kathleen), her daughter Cathy (husband Doug Dollarhide), and her son Dave (wife Lucinda).

Jan enjoyed reading and telling stories to her grandchildren: Michael (wife Dara – future great grandchild soon), Christy (husband Kurt Roberts), Daniel, Carmen, Corrie, Megan, Max, Mason, and Garrett.

A celebration of Janet’s life will be held on August 19, 2013 with a family graveside service at the Hilmar Cemetery at 10:00 am and a memorial service at Hilmar Covenant Church at 11:00 am.

In lieu of flowers, you may join in the celebration of her life with a donation to one of the following: Scholarship fund for kids to go to Frontier Ranch Camp in Mission Springs, California, 1050 Lockhart Gulch Road, Scotts Valley, 95006; Bridge Community Church, 6169 Evangeline Drive, San Jose, CA 95123; Or just donate a book to any child in her name at any time in YOUR life.

A. Janet Johnson, may her memory and legacy live on. Near her end, she always said, “Hallelujah!” She knew the better life was in her near future.

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