Johnson, Julia Christine DALLAS- Christine Johnson, 92, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept 2, 2012. FUNERAL: Viewing: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Sparkman-Hillcrest Funeral Home. Graveside service: 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 7 at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 10977 Harry Hines Blvd. (Harry Hines at Walnut Hill Ln.) MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, Christine's memory may be honored by donations to Cal Farley's Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 1890, Amarillo, TX. 79174. Christine was born in 1920 to John George and Adeline Holloway. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 56 years, Frederic C. Johnson and several brothers and sisters. Christine Johnson was a champion. As a young girl, Christine grew up on her father's farm in Dallas. She was one of ten children, five boys and five girls. Because her family grew their own food, they were able to survive the Great Depression. She said that they never turned anyone away from their dinner table. She married Fred C. Johnson who was stationed at the Air Force Base in Mountain Home, Idaho during World War II. She worked at the base there for a time and then visited a sister in San Francisco. She told of the 'black-outs' they had there at night for fear of an enemy attack. After the war, she and her husband lived in a rental house for a while before putting money down on a house in Highland Park. That is where she and Fred raised their family. She was a member of the PTA and worked in the school lunchroom, she was a 'Den Mother' for the Cub Scouts and an extraordinary homemaker. Not only did she make great spaghetti, but she built her home around her love for antiques, books and music. She also loved the ocean and was a member of the Galveston Historical Foundation. Although she was talented in many areas, what made her extraordinary was that she cared for others and they knew it. She worked with the Red Cross for 15 years serving people in need when disaster struck. She also had a deep spiritual side and worked with the Episcopal Church. She was truly a champion. SURVIVORS: Christine is survived by sons, Fred, Robert, and Richard Johnson and daughter Elizabeth Weiner; two brothers, three grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Please visit www.sparkman-hillcrest.com to leave your tributes for the Johnson family.
Published in Dallas Morning News on Sept. 6, 2012