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Joan Alice Johnson

February 21, 1923 ~ May 25, 2019 (age 96)


Joan Alice Johnson, 96, of Amarillo died May 25, 2019.

Joan was born February 21, 1923 in Amarillo, Texas to Mr. and Mrs. James L. McCormick. She graduated from Amarillo High School in 1940 then attended Stephens College in Columbia, MO, The University of Colorado at Boulder, and The University of California at Berkley. She worked as a bomb inspector during WWII.

Joan met her future husband Ray C. Johnson Jr. in the baby pool at Amarillo Country Club in 1927. They married in 1953 and both had a love of travel and visited over 190 foreign countries. Her father was the first president and founder of the Amarillo Club and held the membership #1 for many years.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Ray C. Johnson, Jr.; and her granddaughter, Alice Sanford Johnson.

Joan is survived by her son, R. Charles Johnson, III; granddaughter, Elise Johnson; and one great-grand child.


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