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LaVerne Bravo

Female 1925 - 2016  (90 years)

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  • Name LaVerne Bravo 
    Born 23 May 1925  Stockton, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Apr 2016  [1

      Posted May 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM

      La Verne Johnson
      May 23, 1925 - April 29, 2016
      La Verne Bravo Johnson, 90, was born in Stockton, California to Edward & Gertrude Bravo. She passed away on April 29, 2016. A loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and devoted wife of 70 years, she was preceded in death by her husband Frank Johnson (co-owner of Bravo & McKeegan). La Verne was born and raised in Stockton where she graduated from Stockton High School. In her teens she attended Reno Flight School and received her pilot’s license at the beginning of World War II.
      During the war she met young Army cadet Frank Johnson at the Stockton cadets club sponsored by her father. They fell in love and married in October of 1945, just following V-J Day. They both attended Stanford University where she earned her degree in journalism. She went on to write children’s stories based on her children, which led to the publication of Night Noises in 1968.
      She is survived by her 3 sons- Tom (Donna), Bill (Peggy) and Jim (Kim) Johnson and daughter Lani (Jim) Rose. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren & 5 great-grandchildren.

      A small gathering will be held on May 6, 2016 from 11 am to1 pm at DeYoung Memorial Chapel, 601 N California St., Stockton, CA. Committal will be private.
    Person ID I40  Reed
    Last Modified 13 May 2017 

    Family Frank Thomas Johnson,   b. 4 Apr 1923, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 2016  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 21 Oct 1945 
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    Family ID F349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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