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Sandra Lee Deshler Johnson

Obituary for Sandra Lee Deshler Johnson

January 29, 1939 - July 16, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 79


Sandra Lee Deshler Johnson passed away July 16, 2018 in San Antonio, Texas. Sandra was born in Mesa, Arizona on January 29, 1939. She was raised in Mesa surrounded by cousins and family. It is there that she met and married her eternal sweetheart, Hugh in the LDS Mesa Temple. They loved to tell the story that they met while he was a first grader and she was a kindergarten baby! Sandra graduated from Arizona State University, Class of 1961, with a degree in Elementary Education. She taught fifth grade until the birth of their first daughter. At that time, she changed careers and became a stay at home mom. With their two daughters in tow, she would follow Hugh's work in the oil industry when it took them to California, Louisiana, Texas and Scotland. In each place, Sandra served as a faithful leader in her church. Sandra love the opportunity to travel that Hugh's job afforded them. She saw each of their many moves as a new adventure and taught her daughters the same spirit of adventure. She dearly loved the friends she made at each stop. Living in Katy, Texas, brought Sandra the opportunity to settle. She, at last, had a home base for family to congregate. But even while happily settled, Sandra still took time for adventure. She loved all of the different cultural areas in and around Houston. She also loved celebrating the Lunar New Year each year after Hugh worked for a time in China. Sandra embraced the foods of all the places they had lived and visited and could always tell you the best little restaurants to get whatever you fancied. In her last year, Sandra served as an ambassador for her residential community at Heartis Senior Living. There she made great friends and helped others transition and enjoy the new phase of their lives.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Zola Deshler, and by her dear husband, Lionel Hugh Johnson Jr. She is survived by her daughters, Melissa Jones (Glen) and Keri Milich (Michael); her grandchildren, Deshler Jones (Katie), McKinnon Riley (Michael), Sophie Milich, and Stirling Jones; and by great-grandson, Victor Riley.

Sandra will be laid to rest with her husband Hugh in Mesa, Arizona.

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