Florence Marjorie Johnson (1920 - 2017)

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Florence Marjorie Johnson passed away on Dec. 6, 2017, in Green Valley, Ariz., at the age of 97.
Florence was born in Grand Forks, N.D., in 1920. She graduated high school in 1938, and from the University of Minnesota in 1942, in Home Economics. Florence taught for two years in St. Paul, Minn.
In 1945, Florence married Ernest Weschenfelder in Anchorage, Alaska. Florence and Ernest had five children together. Florence, a founding member of the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, played the violin between 1945-1949 and 1979-1986.
From 1963-1972, Florence taught Home Economics in Evergreen, Colo.
In 1975, Ernest and Florence joined the Peace Corps traveling to Malawi, Africa. After 46 years together, Ernest passed in 1991. Florence married Bruno Johnson in 1993, spending the next 24 years together, first as snowbirds in Alaska and Arizona, and then settling in Green Valley.
Florence was a member of PEO, Daughters of the American Revolution and a founding member of the Chamber Music Society in Green Valley. She also enjoyed sewing, cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
Florence is preceded in death by her husband, Ernest Weschenfelder; her son, Eugene Weschenfelder; and husband, Bruno Johnson. Florence is survived by her four daughters, Nancy Wike, Susan Smith, Neva Hutchinson and Bonnie Hawley; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Memorial Service will be held at Valley Presbyterian Church of Green Valley, Ariz., on Feb. 3, 2018, at 2 p.m.
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Valley Presbyterian Church
2800 S Camino Del Sol
Green Valley, AZ 85622
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Published in Anchorage Daily News from Jan. 7 to Jan. 8, 2018
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