- 91 years old
- Date of birth: Dec 24, 1923
- Place of birth:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Date of passing: May 22, 2015
- Place of passing:
Naples, Florida, United States
Jean Austin Johnson died on Friday, May 22, 2015 at Juniper Village in Naples, Florida. She was 91.
Jean was born on December 24, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois. She received her nursing diploma from the Saint Margaret Hospital School of Nursing in 1946. In 1948 she married William Richard Johnson, a long-time Chicago friend. Jean worked for many years as a home health nurse in Bristol, Connecticut, where she and Bill raised three children. She and Bill shared a love of travel, touring extensively to exotic destinations throughout Europe, Asia, South America and Africa. Jean was an avid collector of dolls, and established the international doll exhibit at the Imagine Nation Children’s Museum. Jean loved nothing more than a house full of family and friends, and will be remembered for her warmth, good cheer, and legendary holiday and poolside parties.
She is survived by her husband William, her son Neil Johnson of Thomaston Connecticut, her daughter Kristine Chirlin of Rockville Maryland, her son Carl Johnson of Newton Massachusetts, eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Memorial donations may be made to Avow Hospice of Naples Florida, who made her final days calm and comfortable.
"Jean, I just got back from vacation and heard about the loss of your mother. I wanted to reach out to you and your family and tell you that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God Bless and God Speed during this difficult time. Venzil Browne and family."
"Dearest Kristi and Family,
Mom, was such a" LADY". Always the shinning star at all events. I will always think of her on every Christmas Eve having shrimp and champayne celebrating her birthday. Forever my glass will be raised to honor her .
Her life has alway been filed with family, friends and the wonders of the world. I can only strive to accomplish what she had mastered.
Love to all,
The Crough Family"
""Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot Heal". What a tribute of fond memories of your mother. Prayers of comfort and encourgement to you all in this time.
Blessing Silver Spring Team"
My thoughts and prays are with you and your family at this time of loss. Your fond memories will keep your mother alive in your hearts. She is now your guardian angel.
Much Love, Susan"
"Kristi, Thinking of you and your family in your time of loss and sorrow. Sending caring thoughts and encouragment to you all."
"We're sorry for you loss and wish you all the strenght in these difficult times.
Love, Danny & Mireille Wets-Labhaye (Belgium)"
"What a lovely tribute for a lovely lady. She will be missed.
Those we love remain with us
For love itself lives on.
Cherished memories never fade
Because one loved is gone.
Those we love can never be
More than a thought apart.
For as long as there is a memory
They live on in our heart.
Love from Bill and Joyce Cochran"
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