Dorothy J. Johansen Went home to be with the Lord on May 6 2012, at the age of 88. Dorothy was born in San Francisco, raised in Fresno and moved back to San Francisco when she was eighteen. Graduate of Cal Berkley, then many years later went to San Francisco State Collage to get her teaching credentials. She worked at Maire Island shipyard as a "Rosie the Riveter" during WWII, then went on to be an electrical engineer, draftsman, real estate agent, life insurance agent and later became a senior high school math teacher from 1969 to 1992. She was known as the Worlds Greatest Teacher and will be missed by many people and her son. She loved to go fishing with her son Jory, also loved to ski, play tennis and bowl. There will be a going home celebration on May 26 at 11:00AM at Grace Lutheran Church, 3201 Ulloa St., San Francisco, CA 94116 Reception to follow. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude's, Disabled Veterans, or your Local Animal charity.
Published by San Francisco Chronicle from May 19 to May 20, 2012.
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I am sorry for your loss of a such a good mother, friend and yes she was a great teacher.
Karen M.
Karen Morgan
May 22, 2012

Your Mom is at peace now. You were a wonderful, caring son to her. Always remember the good times you had with her. She will always be your Mom.

All our love and condolences, Mike, Mary, and family.
Mike and mary Nispuruk
May 20, 2012
I've known Dorothy since I was a child (I'm now 65!). She as probably in her early 20's when we met. She made a big impression on me.
I remember her as such a unique person and very beautiful. She was devoted to her parents. All the kids on our block of 41st Ave. loved her. She had an interesting life and was a dedicated teacher, spanning many years. She was especially proud of her son, Jory, and his accomplishments. We are very saddened by her tragic death and hope that she did not suffer.
We extend our sincere condolences to her family and friends.

Marylou and Richard Rillo
Palm Springs, CA
Marylou Rillo
May 20, 2012
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