December 27, 1932 ~ July 12, 2022
Jean Marie Nelson was born on December 27, 1932 in Minneapolis, MN to Joseph and Ruth Nelson. She was raised in the countryside of Coon Rapids, MN in an area affectionately known as Coon Hollow.
She moved to Turlock, CA where she met and married Merlyn Johnson in 1957. They raised four children in the house they built in Denair, CA.
Conscientious and tenderhearted, Jean served as a nurse for 45 years. Jean was a strong woman of faith. Her deep love for people was apparent among all who knew her. She was a licensed nurse and charter member of Monte Vista Chapel in Turlock.
Jean is survived by her husband Merlyn Johnson; children Doreen Sederquist of Turlock, Phil Johnson of Great Falls, MT, Paul Johnson of Ceres and Bret Johnson of Tucson, AZ; twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Bud Nelson and Grace Strike.
A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, July 23, 2022 at 1:00p.m. Private interment will be held at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery. Please share your memories at www.AllenMortuary.com.
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