Anne Elizabeth Johnson

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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.

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  1. Hello Tom, I am very sorry for the loss of your lovely wife. She must have been something to keep you in line! Take care, Todd

  2. Dear Tom, Brittany and Garren, Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. I know we will all miss her so. I was blessed to call her my best friend for 42 years and wouldn’t have traded a moment. I know she continues to watch over us and guide as she always has. With love, Shirley Knox

  3. Although we didn’t know Anne but a few years we loved her and will miss her terribly. She was a dear friend

  4. Tom and family, I am so saddened to learn of Anne’s passing. I had a feeling something was wrong as I didn’t hear from her after I sent her a picture of the Canna she gave me,in bloom. I so wish I’d followed up and text again as I always heard from her before. The moment I met her a year ago last Summer as she and I began a quest to find my husband and I a perfect home, it was an instant friendship! There are not enough words to describe her! Just know that our hearts are breaking for you and your family. This old world is a little darker without her special light but Heaven is brighter with her there! The Lord be with you and your family!

  5. Oh sweet Anne–I’m so saddened to hear of earth’s loss, but rejoice at Heaven’s gain!!! What an Angel our Lord now has in His house!!! You were truly an angel in my mother and daddy’s home search. How hard you worked and got them the perfect house and deal. Our hearts hurt for your family and their sadness. God bless you and your family during these following weeks and months.

  6. Sending love and prayers. I had no idea we lived close by. Anne was so sweet and caring to everyone. I hadn’t seen her since high school.

  7. I met Anne when I delivered deviled eggs for Kim’s son’s graduation party in Rockport. I continued to know her through Kim & Jim. What a special person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family at this difficult time.

  8. To Anne’s Family, My condolences and prayers for you. Reflect on God’s goodness and keep your eyes on Him! He will give you strength and comfort and peace. He has an endless supply!

  9. Tom and family; Please accept my sincere condolences for the loss of your dear Anne. I just wanted you to know that a Michigan resident is thinking of and praying for you and your family during this very difficult time. What helps me during times like this is to remember what Palms 46:1 says: “God is for us a refuge and strength. A help that is readily to be found during distresses.” With deepest heartfelt sympathy.

  10. Dear Tom, I hope you receive this message. My heart is so sad tonight. I have searched many times through the years to find Anne and tonight, for some reason, her picture came up when I searched her name. My husband, Tom, and I knew Anne when we all lived at NAS Lemoore, CA. She was my best friend in 7th and 8th grade at Akers School. She moved away from NAS Lemoore first, but we kept in touch on and off through the years. The last time I saw her she had a business meeting in San Diego and brought infant Garren to my house. He and my daughter, Ashley, spent the day rolling around the carpet and hanging out together in their infant seats. We caught up again right after your marriage, but in our typical style, didn’t keep it going. She was a dear friend and I have thought of her often. I am so sorry for your loss. I will treasure my memories and pictures of Anne. I have faith and I know she is in God’s love.

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