OBIT JohnnieNattrass

July 27, 1932 – August 24,2017

Born in Fresno, California to Alexander Johns and Reva Thomas Johns.

Her family moved to Los Angeles when she was 12 years old.

She attended Stanford where she was a member of the Cap & Gown Society and received her degrees in Education AB ’54 and AM ’55.

A kindergarten teacher at Fairmeadow Elementary in Palo Alto from 1955 – 1967, she still remembered the names of many of her students. An excellent bridge player with Palo Alto Unit 503, she enjoyed the weekly games and visiting with friends. She was an avid gardener and shared her love of flowers with others.

She encouraged people to be themselves. She touched many lives with her beautiful smile, genuine concern for others, and ability to listen and love unconditionally. 

Survived by James Nattrass, her “perfect” husband of 53 years, three children Scott Nattrass, Holly Nattrass-Raif (Aaron) and Bonnie Nattrass and three grandchildren Dean Roblee, Liliana Raif, Lola Raif.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Stanford University - Initiative to cure hearing loss

Dogs for the Deaf Central Point, OR

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