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Marin Independent Journal
Thursday, February 7, 2002

Woodward Johnson

Science teacher for hundreds of students, was born in San Francisco, California, died at Kaiser Hospital in Terra Linda on January 30, 2002 at age 80.

He attended Loyola High School in Los Angeles and worked in the business office of Bethlehem Steel during WWII. Woodward was in the Jesuit Seminary during which time he studied at the University of S.F. and Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, as well as teaching at Loyola High School. After three years of study at the University of Louvain in Belgium, he left short of ordination and returned to Los Angeles to teach there in the public schools.

In 1955, he married Ysabel Schoning and had four children, Michael, Patrick, Tim and Teresa Arellano. He is also survived by his sister Mrs. Fred L. Donnelly of Walnut Creek, his brother Chuck Johnson of Los Angeles, and eight grandchildren.

During his Sabbatical leave, the Johnsons traveled by camper in Europe for two months. In the Fall, Woodward did graduate work in Paleontology and Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh. After retirement, Mr. Johnson volunteered at Hospice, Ritter House, as well as The House at San Quentin.

Family and friends are invited to attend a Rosary Service Friday, February 8 at 7:30 PM at St. Anselm's Church, 97 Shady Lane in Ross. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, February 9 at 2:30 PM, also at St. Anselm's Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Father Paul Mary, O.S.B. Population Research Institute, P.O. Box 1559, Front Royal, VA 22630 or The Nazareth House, 245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael, CA 94903.

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