Fabienne Helene Johnson(1930 - 2014)

Fabienne Helene Johnson

Fabienne Helene Johnson, 83, of Tallahassee passed away at home on Thursday January 23, 2014. Fabienne was born on December 28, 1930 in Oujda, Morocco to Mr. and Mrs. Lucien Cau. She grew up in Casablanca Morocco. She often spoke to her children of the events of the American Army invasion of Northern Africa during WWII and later of her days working at an American Air Force base outside Casablanca. She settled in Tallahassee in 1954. In 1963 while working for the state, Fabienne and her husband were hired to travel around Europe for a year in a converted Greyhound bus promoting tourism for the state of Florida. A chance encounter with Vice President Johnson during this trip was one of the many highlights. Fabienne was one of the first employees of Capital Health Plan, retiring in 1996 as Purchasing Manager. During her working and retirement years she traveled extensively and encountered many wonderful people and cultures. She was an avid gardener and worked tirelessly in her yard for over 50 years. Fabienne loved her two grandchildren Natalie Johnson and Garret Johnson. Fabienne is survived by her loving daughter Colette Johnson, Tallahassee; son Daniel Johnson, Lawrenceville, Ga; son Marc Johnson, Atlanta Ga; daughter in laws Deanna and Marcia Johnson; sisters Martienne Cau and Andree Khaladj, Nice France; Elyane Dimario, Lyon France; and Georgette Bottelin, Toulouse France, along with many loving relatives in France. In lieu of flowers the family request donations are made to Big Bend Hospice (bigbendhospice.org) or The Alzheimer's Project (alzheimersproject.org). Her family is extremely grateful to these indispensable organizations, close friends, neighbors, and loving caregivers that gave so much and made her final days peaceful. On Saturday February 1 from 1 - 3pm the family will receive friends at the Johnson residence. A private cremation ceremony will be held at a later date.

Funeral Home

Culley's MeadowWood Funeral Home
1737 Riggins Road Tallahassee, FL 32308
(850) 877-8191

Published in Tallahassee Democrat on Jan. 28, 2014