Shirley Johnson(1936 - 2013)

Shirley Johnson August 18, 1936 - July 17, 2013 We will always love you and you will live in our Hearts until we meet again in Heaven. Shirley, 76, of Bakersfield, passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2013. She was born Shirley Ann Seely on August 18, 1936 to Daniel Jay Seely and Louvenia Seely in Duncan, Oklahoma where they lived until they moved to San Francisco, Ca where both her parents worked in ship yards for a little while during the war, then they moved to Ridgecrest, Ca where dancing the night away at the VFW she met her husband Roy, both they and her family traveled to New Mexico where her and Roy continued on to Baton Rouge, Louisiana after about 3 months they moved back to California where they settled in Bakersfield and she graduated from East Bakersfield High. Shirley was an all-around mom, she loved to cook, she was involved in girl scouts and boy scouts, and she even couched girls' softball. Shirley and Roy enjoyed singing together in church, he plays guitar. They celebrated 59 years of marriage this last June 5th. She attended Trinity Life Chapel loyally until she became ill. Shirley is survived by her husband, Roy Johnson; Children, Rod and Sherry Johnson, Ward Johnson, Troy and Denise Johnson, and Diana Robertson; grandchildren, Darren, Jennifer, Tiffany, Troy Jr., and Danny; great grandchildren, Conner, Zackary, and Angeline; siblings, Dan and Perleene Seely, and Bruce Jacobson; nephew, Donald Stanford; great nephew and nieces, Kristi Freeman, Amber and Nathan Needham and their daughter Alexa. Shirley is predeceased by her parents Daniel and Louvenia Seely; her daughter, Brenda Johnson; her sister, Patricia Jacobson; and niece, Debora Freeman. Funeral Services for Shirley will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. at Bakersfield National Cemetery (30338 E. Bear Mountain Blvd.) just southwest of 58 & 223 (go east from Bakersfield on the 58). For additional information, please contact Basham Funeral Care at 873-8200. Basham Funeral Care

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Basham Funeral Care - Bakersfield
3312 Niles St.  Bakersfield, CA 93306
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Published in Bakersfield Californian on July 21, 2013