Linda Ann Johnson was born on April 28, 1946 and passed away on August 19, 2021. She is an interior designer and owner of Johnson Design, a family-run interior design firm based out of Houston, Texas. Linda’s designs have been published in various publications and books over the years.

She made her living as a singer, songwriter, recording artist, and actor. In addition to her musical career, she was also a television and radio personality. Her television career started when she was a singer with the quartet the Rhythm Four. She later had her own television series called The Linda Ann Johnson Show. She also sang the theme song for The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. She was a part of the television show Hollywood Palace and The Donny and Marie Show. She was also included in the compilation albums Vol. 1, The Singles Collection and Vol. 2, The Singles Collection, with the songs “It’s Been So Long” and “I Won’t Be Fooled Again”

Linda Ann Johnson was born on the 19th. Born in March 1946 to Warren and Lois Clayton in Long Beach, California, she was the first of four girls. In 1959, his family moved to Burns, Oregon, for a quieter life on the ranch. Linda loved the scenery, the horses and all about life on a ranch. She excelled in school and was class president at the high school for four years. She graduated from Burns High School as a salutatorian in 1964, two months after her father was killed in a private plane crash. Her fiancé, who was serving in the military abroad, was sent home due to family problems. He went home and Allan and Linda got married after graduation on the 21st. June 1964. The newlyweds moved into the house on the ranch to support Linda’s mother and sisters for the next six months. Linda then moved with Allan to Los Angeles where they built a home in Hacienda Heights and started a family in 1967 when they had their first child, Donna Beth. Sherry came in 1969, Lois in 1970, Brenda in 1972, son Raymond in 1975, Rodney in 1978 and Richard in 1980. Linda’s proudest accomplishment is raising seven children in the love of the Lord. She homeschooled her sons and took care of all the children who came through her doors. In 2003, Allan and Linda moved to Atascadero to be closer to their grandchildren and most of their adult children. In February 2012, Linda was told by her doctor that her kidneys were failing and that if she did not go on dialysis, she had only six months to a year to live and would face a gruesome death. She had always looked forward to heaven and decided to live her life entirely on her own terms before she left. The passing of her daughter Donna Beth in heaven in June 2013, after a short battle with cancer, was shocking and difficult for her and the entire family. It was even more of a shock when her husband Allan Johnson became ill and passed away in heaven in January 2018. Linda was preparing to meet Jesus so that she would not be left on earth without her loved ones. Linda was such a comfort to her children and grandchildren at the loss of close family members. She controlled her health through diet, exercise and faith. In the fall of 2020, she had to homeschool her three grandchildren because the closure of COVID jeopardized their educational success. She was in her element. In December 2020, as she began to weaken, she was placed in hospice, but regained her strength with visits from family and loved ones who prayed for her. For the last six months she lived in her daughter’s house, surrounded by love. Linda is survived by her sisters, Paula Johnson (Burnell), Donna and Margie; children, Sherry Kirk (Elliott), Lois Bullard (Steve), Brenda Bullard (David), Raymond Johnson (Tracy), Rodney Johnson (Debbie) and Richard Johnson (Leentje); 25 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren, with four more this year. She, aka Mama, lived and died on her own terms by the grace of God and passed away on the 26th. May 2021 be in peace and with dignity in eternity. We will miss her greatly, but rejoice that she is reunited with her parents, her husband and daughter, and most of all with Jesus Christ, her Lord.

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