Providence Brookside Manor resident Virginia Lorene Johnson passed quietly in Hood River, Ore., on Sept. 4, 2015. Born Dec. 14, 1921, in Vallejo, Calif., to Orvil Levi James and Mary Gabraelin Ione Raborn, she graduated from Fresno High School and married Hal Johnson, ne Cecil Harrison Tellyer.
During the war, they both worked for the Office of Strategic Services. Following the birth of their twin daughters, Virginia worked as a shorthand court reporter for the state of California until her retirement and move to Hood River.
Proud of her patriot heritage, she was a life-long member of The Order of the Eastern Star and active in the Daughters of the American Revolution (D.A.R.). She was a fourth-generation Californian with two of her antecedents taking part in the California gold rush.
She is survived by daughters Lynne Davison, of Woodinville, Wash., and Halla Graves, of Hood River, and grandson Andrew Scot Graves of Gresham, Ore. There will be no public service.
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