• 91 years old
  • Born on December 24, 1923 in Chicago, Illinois, United States.
  • Passed away on May 22, 2015 in 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.

Posted by Venzil Browne on 1st June 2015
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.
Posted by Lynette Godhard on 26th May 2015
Kristi, Thinking of you and your family in your time of loss and sorrow. Sending caring thoughts and encouragment to you all.
Posted by Susan Lightner on 26th May 2015
Kristi, 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
Posted by Nikki Mills on 26th May 2015
"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
Posted by BO0NNIE CROUGH on 26th May 2015
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
Posted by Mireille Labhaye on 26th May 2015
We're sorry for you loss and wish you all the strenght in these difficult times. Love, Danny & Mireille Wets-Labhaye (Belgium)
Posted by Joyce Cochran on 24th May 2015
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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