Frances Jane Johnson

Frances Jane Johnson

May 17, 1921 - January 04, 2007

Frances Jane Johnson

May 17, 1921 - January 04, 2007


Johnson, Frances Jane of Costa Mesa, CA, passed away on January 4, 2007. Born May 17, 1921 in Hermansville, Michigan to the late Peter and Ermida Floriano, she graduated from the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minnesota in June 1943 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education. A World War II Veteran, she served as a nurse in the United States Navy Nurse Corps from 1944 to1953. Honorably discharged, she met and married her husband, Captain Theodore R. Johnson, Jr. USN Ret in 1952 in San Diego. Besides her husband, Frances Johnson is survived by her five children: Eugenie Johnson of Seattle, WA, Theodore R. Johnson III of Costa Mesa, CA, Brian Johnson of Costa Mesa, CA, Michelle Johnson of Irvine, CA, Monique Johnson of Manhattan Beach, CA; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild; her two sisters Anne Floriano of Sheboygan, WI and Mrs. Lois Bennett of Spring Lake, MI. She was dearly loved by many and will be deeply missed by all.

A Funeral Mass is scheduled for Thursday, January 11, 2007 ~ 1 P.M. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Costa Mesa, CA.

An Interment will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2007 ~ 3:00 P.M. at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington, D.C.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations may be made to Heart of Jesus Retreat Center, 2927 S. Greenville Street, Santa Ana, CA 92704. 714 557-4538.

Please Click on Sign Guestbook for Condolence and Remembrance messages .

No Events & Services

No Charities & Donations

No Gallery Photos

No Videos

2 responses to Frances Jane Johnson

  1. Dear Mr. Johnson, Children and Family,

    Our hearts are heavy as we share your loss. We loved your Wife, Mom, Grandma and our friend, Mrs. Theodore Fran Johnson. She was a very spirited loving lady and we were blessed to have had her touch our life.

    During our phone conversations, Fran kept me updated on the family and the local “doings”. Also, she was often my voice of reason; She would make me think twice. I teased her about being my “Jiminy Cricket”. Sometimes when I am making a decision, I feel her sitting on my shoulder and I think: “What would Fran say?” Time has a way of getting away from us and it has been a long time since I heard that sweet voice…I miss it and the beautiful lady behind the voice. Her support and friendship meant the world to both Jeff and me.

    Thank you so much for contacting us. As we are now living in Illinois, Jeff and I can’t be with you in person but we are there in spirit. Jeff’s sister Laurie Frank, who lives nearby in Fullerton has agreed to attend the Church service in our stead.

    Love to all of you. Remember: God has given us memories that we might have roses in January. The memory of our friend, Fran – wife, mother, and grandma, – will forever bloom – no matter the season.

    God bless.

    Love and Hugs,

    Marianne and Jeff

  2. We wish to send our condolences to the family. We used to talk to Frances when she was able to walk her dog. We are at 1795 Hummingbird. She is now with the Lord

Leave A Condolence

Choose a Candle