Margaret Z. Johnson
Margaret (Margo) Johnson of Redondo Beach passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 9, 2021. She was 96. Margo was the loving wife of Robert (Bob) Johnson who preceded her in death 2 months earlier on July 4th. They were married for 72 years. Margo, also known as "Grammy" by her immediate family, was an inspiration, her poise, patience and strength admired by all who knew her. Born in Los Angeles on July 10, 1925, she was the daughter of Frank and Evelyn (Hanson) Ziegler. A 1943 graduate of Washington High School, she graduated from UCLA before obtaining a Masters at USC, defying the norms at that time of a limited higher education for women. Trained as a teacher, she became a loved and greatly respected teacher in all primary grades in the Torrance school district. Margo was a teacher through and through. She always took time to listen and pay special attention to students struggling both at home and academically. She invariably shared trusted and heartfelt wisdom. Margo was an ardent Dodger and Vin Scully fan, she was an avid runner, winning the Turkey Trot for her age group well into her 60's, and she was a highly coveted scorekeeper at all of her sons' Torrance Little League baseball games. But most of all, she delighted in supporting her children and grandchildren in all their endeavors be it sports, education, career, or just old fashioned advice about life. The wisdom and love she shared with those around her was deep and meaningful, and will never be forgotten. She was a friend and mentor to many and beloved by all who knew her. Grammy we will carry you with us always. How blessed we were to have you as our guiding light. Though we all know things must change, nothing will be quite the same without you. Heaven has truly gained the epitome of angels. She will be deeply missed by her three sons: Eric and his wife Marie of San Marcos, Kirk and his wife Kathy of Palos Verdes Estates, and Scott of Palos Verdes Estates, as well as grandchildren Kevin, Kelly, Mia, Rudi, Alexa, Noelle, and Robert; and her sister Diane (Dee Dee) Warr.

Published by Daily Breeze on Oct. 15, 2021.
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