Barbara Kay JOHNSON

JOHNSON, Barbara Kay
Age 59, of Fair Oaks, CA, died Tuesday November 14. Barbara was born to the late Clyde and Ruth Simmons, April 30, 1954, in San Marcus, TX. Barbara graduated from Parkway High School, Bossier Parish, Louisiana in 1972, and received a BS in Physical Therapy from the University of Indiana School of Medicine, in 1976. She married Richard Johnson in 1983, and they lived together in Fair Oaks, CA. Barbara began her career as a Physical Therapist and retired as Vice President of a large healthcare provider. She dedicated her life to the care of others, continuing to treat patients into her final year of life. Barbara's honor, strength of character and compassion for all were evident in everyday life and in her unwavering devotion to family and friends. Barbara is survived by her husband: Richard Johnson Sr, son: Richard Johnson Jr, brother: Clyde Simmons, and canine children Odin and Adis. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Breast Cancer Research Fund (www.bcrfcure.org).

Published in The Sacramento Bee on Dec. 15, 2013