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HELEN VIRGINIA JOHNSON Obituary
JOHNSON, HELEN VIRGINIA Surrounded by her loving family, Helen Virginia Johnson, age 87, peacefully passed away on November 22, 2012. Helen was born in Georgia on May 30, 1925 and moved to EI Cajon in 1936 with her mother and step-dad, Roy M. Clark, and six younger siblings. As Helen Clark, she graduated from Grossmont High school in 1943 and the next year married Marine Corp Warrant Officer Roland (Ron)Johnson in the EI Cajon Presbyterian Church. Helen is survived by daughter Donna Blackwood and son Gary Johnson, both of El Cajon, and predeceased by her husband Ron in 1986 and son Michael in 2011. As parents, Helen and Ron were very involved in the extracurricular and sporting activities of their children and grandchildren. Helen was a very patriotic and loyal person. She worked as a volunteer for many years at both the voting polls and the EI Cajon Police Department. With her family, she enjoyed fishing, camping and Padre and Charger games. She also enjoyed sewing and bowling. As a huge fan of Elvis Presley, she continued to enjoy his music and films. She always was involved in bringing family and friends together and especially during the holidays. Experiencing her share of hardships and health problems, she sacrificed much of herself to care for others without complaint. In this, she consistently demonstrated her kind, generous, knowledgeable, humorous and positive outlook and character in her daily life. As a very family-oriented person she was a wonderful and loving daughter, wife, sister, mother, grandmother and friend. She is also survived by brothers Warren Blease of San Diego; Ken Clark of Oceanside: Lloyd Schramm of El Cajon and sister Kathy Engel of Oceanside and grandchildren Julia, Allison, Bryan, Jack, Misty, Travis and Kevin and great-grandchildren Michael III, Kaitlyn, Brittany, Torrey, RoseMary, Lillian and Coleton. She was also predeceased by sister Frances Perkins, brothers Guy Clark and Travis Simmon, and grandson Michael Johnson Jr. Helen resided the last five years in a lovely retirement facility where she enjoyed many activities including music, art, church services, games and entertainment. She was deeply loved by all and will be deeply missed and fondly and lovingly remembered always. God bless our beloved Helen.

Published in U-T San Diego on Dec. 2, 2012
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