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Virginia Lou Johnson

December 8, 1924 - October 23, 2017

Virginia Lou Johnson was born December 8th, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Torrance High in 1942 and that is where she fell in love with her sweetheart Clair W. Johnson. Virginia later attended Woodbury College and studied to become a professional secretary. working for National Supply during World War II …read more

Virginia Lou Johnson was born December 8th, 1924 in Los Angeles, CA. She graduated from Torrance High in 1942 and that is where she fell in love with her sweetheart Clair W. Johnson. Virginia later attended Woodbury College and studied to become a professional secretary. working for National Supply during World War II and later for U.S. Steel in Torrance for fifteen years. Virginia would go on to work for Hollywood Park and Hughes Aircraft where she retired.

When not working Virginia loved being with family and would find ways to incorporate her love of water (beaches, lakes and even swimming pools) into her free time. The home that she and Clair bought together on Osage Ave. in Torrance came with a swimming pool that became a gathering place for for family and friends for years to come. Fond memories of holidays, receptions and warm Summer nights by the pool sharing bowls of popcorn will not soon be forgotten. Virginia is also noted for her acceptance and courage in the face of her physical limitations brought on by surgery on her neck in the 1980’s. Virginia progressed from cane to walker to wheelchair with an elegance and patience that inspired those who surrounded her.

Virginia is survived by her son Bart Johnson and her daughter Suzy (Zukas); 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Virginia is predeceased by her loving husband Clair and her daughter Diane (Hale).

Family members are invited to burial service for both Virginia and Clare Johnson at Green Hills Memorial Park on Saturday, November 18th at 11:00AM. A celebration of Virginia’s life for all to attend will be at 2:00PM on Saturday, November 18th at First Christian Church of Torrance, located at 2930 El Dorado Street in Torrance, CA. A donation may be made in Virginia’s memory to First Christian Church of Torrance.

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