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Barbara Beth Johansen


1926 - 2015 Obituary Condolences
Barbara Beth Johansen Obituary
BARBARA BETH JOHANSEN Age 88, of Hemet, CA, passed away on Monday, May 4, 2015, in Hemet, CA. Born Friday, May 7, 1926 in Chesterfield Township, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Gail Bulkley and the late Sylvia Taylor Bulkley. Barbara was a Hemet resident for the past 64 years, having left Ohio for the West Coast and escaping Oregon for sunny Southern California. She enjoyed living close to mountains, desert, and ocean. She was an active member of United Methodist Church and was in the church choir. She was also a Girl Scout Troop Leader and was a member of Community Builders, Zonta International, Assistance League of Hemacinto, Communication Workers of America, Hemet Jeep Club, and a thirty year widow of the Ramona Pageant. Early she worked as Hemet United Methodist Church office manager and retired from General Telephone Company. Barbara was pre-deceased by husbands Howard Bruner, long time employee of Nelson Machinery, Loomis Turkey Hatchery, and El Dorado RV and Byron Johansen, past San Jacinto Dairyman, Postmaster, and Past Master of Masonic Lodge. Surviving are daughters, Nancy (Mike) McIntyre, Charlotte (Nick) Jones and five grandsons, Lane (Melissa), Clayton, and Shaun (Carolina) McIntyre and Jaeger (Julia) and Hamilton (Kimberly) Jones. She enjoyed her eight great-grandchildren. Also survived by best friend and neighbor for the past 24 years, Richard Day. The family extends their gratitude to caregiver and neighborhood friend Sylvia Antich for her dedicated and loving assistance to Barbara. She will be truly missed by all who had the honor to have known and love her. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Miller-Jones Mortuary, 1501 W. Florida Ave, Hemet, where family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M., Thursday, May 7, 2015 and host Barbara's 89th Birthday Party. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, May 8, 2015 at Hemet United Methodist Church with reception to follow immediately. Interment will be in San Jacinto Valley Cemetery, San Jacinto, CA. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations be made in honor of Barbara to Assistance League of Hemacinto, 180 N. Girard St., Hemet, CA 92543, (951) 652-8307 or Hemet United Methodist Church, 530 S. Buena Vista St. Hemet, CA 92543 (951) 658-4448.
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Published in Press-Enterprise on May 7, 2015
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