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Gertrude Johnson

Former Junior High School Librarian Former Los Altos resident Gertrude “Trudy” Marie Johnson passed away September 26, 2019, in Thousand Oaks, California. She was 96 years old. Trudy was born on July 19, 1923 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Iowa State Teachers College in 1945 (now the University of Northern Iowa). In 1946, she married her beloved Elmer Johnson with whom she shared 62 wonderful years. In 1957, the family moved to Los Altos, California. She went on to become a second grade teacher in the Mountain View School District, and then after earning her Library Science Degree, became a Librarian at Covington Junior High School. In their retirement years, Trudy and Elmer enjoyed traveling in their motor home, which included frequent outings with the Palo Alto Elks Club group, “The Wheelers.” 1997 was the year that the Johnsons moved to Westlake Village, California to be near their daughter and her family. She is survived by her son Doug, daughter Judy, and four grandchildren, Erik, Kirsten, Brett and Ryan.

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