Anne Elizabeth Johnson (Nee Chandler), 98, passed away peacefully the morning of 22 November 2023 in Sun City Center, Fl. Born in 1925 in Buckhurst Hill, Essex, UK, Anne graduated from Northwood Women's College near her home in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, UK, in 1942. She earned a Bachelor of Art Degree, Summa Cum Laude from Saint Leo College, Fl in 1982. Anne was a British war bride, marrying Clyde Johnson of LaFollette, TN who was serving as a B 17 crew member in England. They were married in 1943, for 50 years, before Clyde's death in 1994. Anne came to the US for the first time in 1945 on a troop ship converted for new war brides joining their husbands. She proudly gained U.S. citizenship in 1952. Anne was an "Air Force Wife" until Clyde's retirement in 1962, accompanying him on assignments in the U.S. and overseas. She worked for USAF in Civil Service positions at McClellan AFB, CA, and MacDill AFB, FL.
Anne loved reading and especially travelling with her family. She traveled and cruised extensively with her son David and his wife Annette, and with her daughter Carol and her husband, Frank Burns. She jokingly told her kids and their spouses, "I am giving you your inheritance one trip at a time". The family traveled to nearly every country in Europe by car, bus, train, and boat revisiting places Anne had lived in England, France, Germany, and Italy as well as every other garden spot that interested her across Europe. Something like 15 cruises took her to other islands and continents across the globe.
Anne loved her 25 years in SCC. She became very involved in the United Community Church and later the United Methodist Church. For many years she drove for the Security Patrol and later became a dispatcher for them. She enjoyed her card and bunco groups and even learned to play golf. She was a co-president of the SCC Woman's Club and a member for many years. She had many friends; SCC was a great place for a newly widowed lady.
Anne is survived by her son David Johnson of Windsor, CO., and daughter Carol Burns of Sun City Center, and their spouses, three grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
A memorial Service will be scheduled at the United Methodist Church of Sun City Center in January.