Linda Diane Johnson

Linda Diane Johnson
Linda Diane Johnson

Linda Diane Johnson passed away on February 8, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born in Long Island, New York on April 16, 1949 to William and Elsie Bingham. In 1956, Linda and her family moved to Azusa, Calif. where she went to grade school through college.

She met her husband, Doug, in Hollywood in 1973. In 1980, they moved to Fallbrook where they raised their four children, Danya, Kristen, Derek and Deandra.

All her children attended Zion Lutheran School from pre-school through eighth grade. While her children went to school, she worked at Zion as a teacher’s aide and ran Zion’s thrift store, His Treasures. Linda was passionate about Zion Church and School and was always very involved in her children’s activities. She was a loyal member of Zion for over 30 years.

Linda then went on to work for Care-Rite Vocational Services in Fallbrook. There she worked as a resource counselor, where she helped and guided those with developmental disabilities. She worked there from 2002 until December of 2016. She thoroughly enjoyed her work and considered them all her second family.

Linda was the definition of a selfless mother; always putting her children first. She was truly the glue that held her family together. Nothing brought her more joy than spending time with her four children and watching them grow. Linda was also a loving grandmother to three and loved being a part of their everyday lives.

Linda is survived by her husband, Doug, along with her three daughters Danya, Kristen and Deandra, her son Derek, her grandchildren Noelle, Gavin, and Grayson, and her two brothers Bob and Jim.

Linda’s Celebration of Life will be held on March 11, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, located at 1405 E. Fallbrook St. There will be a reception at the Zion Fellowship Center immediately following the service.


3 Responses to "Linda Diane Johnson"

  1. Chris Schaeffer   March 10, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    I met Linda at Zion Church with her children. Her son Derek & my son Robert got to be best buddies while attending Zion School. Linda & I also became good friends & there was several of us Zion moms spent all kinds of time together doing things together. All our children became good friends & we started all hanging out together with our children doing some sports activities together. Linda always had so much energy. She was always doing something for the kids whether it be being involved in their activities, having sleepovers or being involved with the church & school. She was always helping others.
    Unfortunately we lost contact when we moved out of town & started having my own health problems. I
    I will miss her infectious smile & energy!
    For others out there: Don’t wait until one of your loved ones gets sick or let too much time go by before you see or speak to them again. We never know when God will be calling us back & for this I must say to you Linda that I’m truly sorry for not keeping in touch. Had there been cell phones & Facebook back then, it would’ve definitely have been easier to at least pick up a phone. Linda always could brighten your day with her smile, kindness, support & love.
    You will be sorely missed Linda!

  2. Kerry Dempsey De Vries   March 13, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Rest in Peace Linda. You were a lovely person. God Bless you and your family.

  3. robert   March 28, 2017 at 10:52 am

    She was a beautiful person. I first met her and Doug when I was a waiter at Vince’s and she and her husband would come in. And then I knew them again when I was Deandra’s basketball coach and I lived on their Street. As I said, “a beautiful person.”


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