Anne Elizabeth Johnson
December 24, 1956 ~ September 3, 2013
New Braunfels, TX - Anne Johnson (Woodbury) 56 lost her courageous battle with cancer on September 3, 2013. She left this world peacefully with family by her side and entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Her passing is not the end but the beginning of a new life made complete and whole in heaven. "My Father's house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?" John 14:1-3 Anne was born on December 24, 1956 in Jacksonville, FL to parents Robert E. Woodbury and Judy Albin Woodbury. Anne moved many times with her family during her father's military career and finally called Emporia, Kansas home in 1970 where she graduated from high school in 1974. Anne attended the University of Kansas and graduated with a degree in Advertising in 1978. Upon graduation from college, Anne moved to Los Angeles CA to pursue a career. She held many jobs (including a short time in the film industry) before she started her own company, Sidann Sales, an electronic component sales company. It was then that she met and fell in love with the love of her life, Tom Johnson. They were married and after a short time in Los Angeles, moved to Fremont, CA where they raised their family. After their children were grown, Tom and Anne moved to New Braunfels to be closer to Anne's family. Anne thoroughly loved life and enjoyed each day to its fullest. She loved gardening, sewing, cooking, volunteering, traveling and spending time with her family, friends and her children's friends. Her home was often full of teenagers, waiting for a fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies to come from the oven. Her children lovingly called her "Mama" and their friends lovingly called her "Mom". Because of her sincere interest in others, she had many friends. Everyone adored her. Anne faced life and death with courage, faith and an unwavering positive attitude. She never felt pity for herself. Even during her eleven month battle with cancer, she continued to help others in any way she could until her final days. Anne leaves behind her husband Tom Johnson, son Garren Johnson of San Francisco Bay Area, CA and daughter Brittany Johnson of Kyle, TX; Stepdaughter Veronda (Johnson)McConville (Chet) of Sisters, OR and Stepson Tom S. Johnson (Jonetta) of Stilwell, OK. Also grieving for Anne are her parents, Robert Woodbury of San Antonio, TX, and Judy Galipo of Rockport, TX; siblings Steve Woodbury of Salina, KS, Jim Woodbury (Kim) of Rockport, TX and Margo Smith of Rockport TX; nephews Mathew Wilkins (Tami), Michael Woodbury, Christopher Woodbury and William Smith; nieces Tiffany Woodbury and Sarah Smith; grandchildren Heather Zepeda, Jillian Zepeda, Chelsie McConville, Matthew Johnson and Taylor Johnson; aunts, uncles, cousins, great-grandchildren and many dear friends. The family would like to sincerely thank Hope Hospice for the wonderful care they gave Anne in her final days. A memorial service celebrating Anne's life will be held September 21, 2013 at 1:00 PM at Fellowship Church at Plum Creek 160 Grace Street Kyle, TX 78640. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Anne's name to the Fellowship Church at Plum Creek.