In Memory

Sally Williams (Johnson) - Class Of 1952

Sally Williams (Johnson)

Sarah Ann (Sally) Williams Johnson passed away April 6, 2018 at her home in Walnut Creek, California after an extended and brave battle with COPD.

Born July 9, 1934 in Pasadena to Mable and Tom Williams, Sally spent her entire childhood in the family home in San Marino along with her sister Christine. She graduated from South Pasadena High School in 1952 and then attended Stanford University, majoring in chemistry, where she met her future husband Alan in chem lab. They graduated together in 1956 and married a year later. 

Sally's adult life was devoted wholeheartedly to her family. They moved wherever Alan's work took them, finally settling in Stockton where Sally enjoyed her bowling league, her volunteer work with the St Joseph's Auxiliary and the San Joaquin County Historical Society. She was also an active Davis Elementary School PTA, Morada 4-H, and Morada Mini Subs swim team mom. Throughout these years, Sally was also an avid craftsman, knitting and needlepointing elaborate Christmas stockings and sweaters for family and friends. Sally treasured her many friends in Morada, Lodi, and Stockton.

In 2013, Sally and Alan left their Stockton home of 42 years, moving to a senior community in Manteca where Sally made new friends at church, through Bible study and ukulele lessons. They moved to Walnut Creek earlier this year to be near family. As empty-nesters, Sally and Alan enjoyed world-wide travels and countless family gatherings and visits with grandchildren.

Sally is survived by her husband of 60 years, Alan Johnson; their five children, ten grandchildren, and one great-granddaughter. She is also survived by her sister, Christine Williams Pollock (SPHS '49) and husband Dusty, of Sun Valley, Idaho.

Lodi News-Sentinel, April 25, 2018