This web page is dedicated to Miss Helen Johnson who passed away on April 29, 2014. She was 90 years old. She lived an extraordinary life and will be missed by all who knew her. Miss Helen was engrossed in preserving animal life of every kind, especially those of bats and butterflies. Miss Helen never married so she decided a long time ago to leave the bulk of her estate to charitable groups.
Additionally, Miss Helen will long be remembered for her individual acts of generosity. She had a special love for the Navajo Nation, in particular, those served by St. Anne’s Mission in Klagetoh, Az.
Miss Helen would make yearly contributions to the mission and visited many times.
A missionary once said “You know, Miss Helen did not believe in God, but she did God's work".
To commemorate her memory, there will be a non-denominational Celebration of Life on November 1, 2014 at the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
, Pacific Grove, California.
Please join us on this date to celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers, it is requested that you make a gift to St. Anne's Mission
, in Klagetho, AZ. Please designate that this donation be used for outreach services. We know this would make Miss Helen happy. Below is a tentative agenda for this celebration, which falls on one of Miss Helen's favorite holidays--El Dia de los Muertos ,
otherwise known as Day of the Dead, or All Souls Days
We are confident that wherever Miss Helen is, she will be smiling knowing that her service is being held, not only as the monarchs are returning to Pacific Grove, but also on the Day of the Dead.
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014
Time: 2-4 PM
ORDER OF SERVICE
Celebration of Life of Miss Helen Inez Johnson
August 6, 1923- April 29, 2014
“Bolero” by Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
The Board of the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
Lori Mannel, Director
Offered by Paul Finnegan, colleague and friend
Memorial video produced by Perfect Image, Salinas, Ca
Brother John Hotstream, Brothers of the Sacred Heart
St. Anne’s Mission: Navajo Nation, Klagetho, AZ
CANDLE LIGHTING CEREMONY
Andrea Darin, Daniela Kern, Sandi Douglas, Ella Roanhorse and Gail Delorey
Friends of Miss Helen
Loren Eiseley’s, “The Star Thrower”, Read by David Marshall, on behalf of
Monarch Teacher Network
Sharing by Friends of Miss Helen Johnson, Led by David Marshall
By Chaplain Keven Phillips
“Family Tradition” by Hank Williams Jr.
Navajo cleansing in the courtyard
Refreshments by “The Wild Plum Café”, Pacific Grove, California
Entertainment by the 5 M's (Mostly, Medicore, Musical, Monarch, Mariposas) from Santa Cruz, California