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Virginia Stoddard Johnston

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Virginia Stoddard Johnston Obituary
Virginia Stoddard Johnston
November 24, 1921 – March 9, 2014
Resident of Saratoga / Los Gatos
Virginia Stoddard Johnston passed away on Sunday after a brief illness. She was beloved by many members of the Saratoga/Los Gatos community for her gentle kindness and goodwill to all.
Virginia was born in Chico, California, attended the Anna Heads School for Girls (now Head-Royce School) in Oakland, CA, before proceeding to Stanford, where she earned a BA in psychology and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and she also completed a Master's degree in psychology at Vassar College in New York. She lived in Saratoga from 1976-2010, and was most recently a resident of the Los Gatos Meadows. She was involved in many community activities, was a member of the Saratoga Foothill Club, and served as a deacon in the Saratoga Presbyterian Church. She was also an avid bridge player, gardener, and traveler.
She is survived by her loving husband of over 60 years, John William Johnston; her two daughters, Mary Carole Smartt (of Boulder, CO) and Frances Johnston (of Menlo Park, CA); and four granddaughters – Katie, Caroline, Betsy and Annie Smartt. Her loving and generous spirit will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Friends and family are invited to attend a memorial service for Virginia at the Saratoga Presbyterian Church, 20455 Herriman Ave., Saratoga, CA at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014. A reception will follow.

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Published in San Jose Mercury News/San Mateo County Times on Mar. 15, 2014
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