Frances Johnson


Frances Ann Johnson passed away, Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the age of 81.  She was born on Dec. 10, 1929, to Jack Ransom and Billie Lawson.

She was born in Elgin, Texas, and raised in Round Rock by her grandmother, Ava Belle Shipp, and her parents, Billie and Henry Wilhelm. The first job she ever had was as an elevator operator for Scarborough’s in downtown Austin.  S

he later worked for Levine’s and Zales Corporation as a bookkeeper. Her goal was to travel to every state capitol, which she did by automobile on summer vacations. She also traveled to Hawaii and enjoyed a trip to Europe while her daughter was serving overseas. She will truly be missed by all of us but being able to be with her mom for St. Patrick’s Day is what she wanted.

She is preceded in death by her parents and one daughter, Susan Michelle Johnson.

She is survived by five sons, Angel Douglas Mason, Charles Mason Williams, David Joel Johnson, Darryl Eugene Johnson and Jacob Wayne Johnson; one daughter, Mary Kathrine Johnson; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.

The family wishes to thank the Towers Nurses and staff and Resolutions Hospice for the loving care she received.

Visitation and graveside services will be Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Memory Lawn Memorial Park in Martindale, Texas. Visitation will begin at noon and services will be held at 1 p.m.

Arrangements under the care and guidance of McCurdy Funeral Home, 105 E. Pecan St., Lockhart, Texas 78644.  Obituary and guest book online at


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